Hmm, that would mean that my statement about LilyPond above is incorrect. I seem to remember some of us questioning Dorico's spacing abilities with cross staff beaming in an earlier thread, based on a limitation in LilyPond, which had to be worked around. However, your examples seem fine. Perhaps the app has been updated since then?tisimst wrote:Pretty much! The only thing I had to do was give it permission to put the second beam between the staves (it chose to put it above the group for some reason), but everything else is default settings--beam slopes/positions, stem positions, etc.
Moving the staves closer together doesn't make a difference to the beam placement, but increasing the reference width does improve the spacing between beam groups somewhat:John Ruggero wrote:Would it make a difference if you moved the staves closer together? Does Dorico do a better job? But maybe Dorico cannot yet do that?
Neither of these problems appear to be solvable with settings, unfortunately, and as we all know, only the beams can be manually edited at the moment.