split bars over two systems

Hi! I would like to know if there is a way of preventing bars from being split over two systems in Dorico elements 2.2.20…

You could try reducing your note spacing via Layout Options–Note Spacing. You could also reduce the Space Size, via the same location (Layout Options–Page Setup).

Make the staff size a bit smaller in layout mode.

Trying to force more notes onto a system is usually a bad idea - even in Dorico Pro where there you have the options to do it.

Or, choose a less ornate font for your instrument names, which takes up a less horizontal space :slight_smile:

ok… thank you! I actually now just changed my 4/4 timing into 2/4 :slight_smile: