Note spacing

The positions of notes and rests relative to each other, and the automatic gaps between them, are known as note spacing.

You can change note spacing in your project at different levels:

  • Change the default note spacing in each layout in Layout Options > Note Spacing.

  • Change the note spacing from a specified point in individual frame chains in individual layouts.

  • Change the note spacing at individual rhythmic positions and for individual voice columns.

  • We recommend adjusting the default note spacing values, changing the note spacing for specific sections, or changing the staff size before moving individual notes, as in most cases Dorico Pro produces suitable results without the need to move individual notes.

  • You can find other options that control the gaps between notes and other items, such as barlines and time signatures, on the Spacing Gaps page in Engraving Options.