bar numbers

• Jul 6, 2021 - 03:13

Where do I go in the menus to insert bar numbers please?


Bar numbers should already be present in the standard place by default - above the first measure of each system. If you wish additional bar numbers to be placed according to some regular interval (like every measure), you can set this in Format / Style / Measure Numbers (aka Bar Numbers, in the UK). If you wish a specific measure to show the numbers, enable this by right-clicking the measure in question, Measure (Bar) Properties, and set the number to always show. Or, consider adding a rehearsal mark instead (Ctrl+M, or use the Text palette or Add / Text).

In reply to by Marc Sabatella

Thank you Marc. Apologies or the late reply, especially when you were so fast in answering me. Your info was quite helpful, the right-clicking on the bar in particular. In the past week or so I've come somewhat more to grips with Musescore though my efforts are generally directed only to loading my choir's music from PDFs, adding the lyrics omitted and making audio files of the score and its parts. In the most recent song I found the Tools/Bar menu very useful in removing some extra quavers the system had downloaded into bars.
David (McKay)

The instructions to add numbers to each bar does not work for me. When I go to Format and Style and select bar numbers, there is nowhere on that page for me to add numbers to each bar. It has "show first", "All staves", "every system" "interval". When I enter the number 1 in "interval", nothing happens. I would be very grateful if someone could advise.

In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

Hi Jojo, thanks for replying. I've gone back in and had another try and realise that I needed to untick the Every System box for the for the Interval box to work. Ok, so that's sorted. However, I would like the numbers to be below the great stave. At the moment I only seem to be able to manage to get them below the treble staff and not the bass staff even though I have chosen Vertical Placement to be Below. The other question I have is how do I create 4 bars of rest in 1 bar without losing the count of the bars. thanks

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