Cautionary time signatures

When a time signature change occurs at a system break, either in the score or in a part, the new time signature is shown at the end of the first system as well as at the start of the new system.

This is sometimes considered a “cautionary time signature”, because it warns performers of an upcoming change of time signature before it takes effect.

In Dorico Pro, the time signatures shown at the end of one system and at the start of the next system are the same item, not separate items. You cannot hide cautionary time signatures.

If the music is separate enough that you do not want to see a time signature at the end of a system and you cannot change where the system break occurs, you can separate the music by creating a new flow at the point of the system break.