Changing the direction of partial beams

Dorico Pro automatically inputs a partial beam if one is required. You can change on which side of stems individual partial beams appear.


  • The lower zone is shown.

  • Properties is selected in the lower zone toolbar.

  • If you are in Engrave mode, Graphic Editing Graphic Editing button is selected in the Engrave toolbox.


  1. Select the notes whose partial beam direction you want to change. You can do this in Write mode and Engrave mode.
  2. In the Properties panel, activate Partial beam direction in the Beaming group.
  3. Choose one of the following options:
    • Left

    • Right


The partial beam appears on the corresponding side of the stem.


Figure 1. Partial beam direction Left
Figure 2. Partial beam direction Right