Staff Formatting

Hi,
the first page can be populated with 4 staffs or 5 maybe. The second page should be used in the top half of the page rather than the auto layout shown. How to do it?

THX!!
Best
Tim

Switch to Graphic Editing mode (top box), select the first rest of the top staff in the left page, then hold down Cmd/Ctrl and select the A at the end of the 4th system.
Then, in the left panel, click on Make into Frame

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Or, try reducing some of the values in Layout Options > Vertical Spacing. It’s possible that Dorico will then re-calculate how many systems fit on each page for you.

If you don’t want the 2nd page to justify fully vertically, raise the first vertical justification threshold (by default it’s set to 60%, you could try more like 70%).

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