Stems for b once up - once down


why is the stem from b once up and once down? In my opinion the stem should be down. There’s no force for stems.
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macOS Mojave Version 10.14.6
Dorico Pro3 Version (Oct 7 2019)

Answer: no idea without more context. If you want a definitive answer, please post a project, not a picture.

Locally, you can hit F to flip a stem. Globally, what do you have set here?

That’s it: same settings like shown in the picture. Then I switched to “Use default direction” and the stem goes down…


Well yeah, If you switch it to “Use default” then ALL middle-line notes will be switched down, even if the context suggests that an upstem would look better.

I recently came across the same issue, where Pro2.2 put two Bs In the same bar one stem up, one stem down. “Determined by context” as the preference. Fixed it by manually changing one of the stems, that function is also in the Edit menu.