Rests within beams

There are different conventions for how beams interact with rests, including whether beams should extend over rests or split at rests.

You can control how Dorico Pro handles rests within beams in the following ways:

  • You can change how primary and secondary beams interact with rests in each flow independently on the Beam Grouping page in Write > Notation Options.

  • You can change the ideal and minimum distance between rests at the start/end of beam groups and their closest beam line in the Stems section of the Notes page in Engrave > Engraving Options.