Inserting system breaks

You can insert system breaks at any rhythmic position.


  1. Select a note or item at the rhythmic position where you want to insert a system break.

    For example, if you select a clef, the clef is placed at the end of the system, and the notes are moved to the start of the next system.

  2. Press Shift-S.


A system break is inserted immediately before the rhythmic position of the earliest selected item. All notations after the system break are moved to the next system.


If you insert a system break in the middle of a phrase in a two-bar or four-bar repeat region, Dorico Pro does not automatically move the system break to before/after the phrase, causing it to be split across the system break.