# Spacing Question FYI

I am puzzled by the spacing after the notes in measure 6
and between the half notes in the second to last measure.
anglicanChant1966.zip (220 KB)

It’s caused by the fact that you’re forcing more music onto the system than Dorico wants to put on there, and the places where it needs more space, because of the opposing voices, are showing distortion.

Fortunately you don’t need to use system breaks to achieve this layout: simply go to Layout Options, choose the Note Spacing page, and change the default space for a quarter note from 4 spaces to e.g. 2 spaces, which will give you the kind of tight spacing you need in a psalm chant without the need for any system breaks.

It worked like a charm. Thank you.