A repeat sign looks like a double barline with a dot above and below the center line of the staff (see image below). It is used to enclose repeated sections of the score.
Place a start repeat barline at the beginning of the repeated section and an end repeat barline at the end.
If the start of the repeat section coincides with the beginning of the piece there is no need for a start repeat barline.
See Voltas, for repeat sections with multiple endings.
In the Properties panel, you can specify repeat barlines with winged tips in "Barlines: repeat style".
See Changing appearance of repeat signs (above).
You can specify repeat barlines with winged tips, and change the distance from the barline to dots for all repeat barlines in Format→Style→Barlines.
Volta brackets are lines above the staff used to mark different endings for a repeat section. Score playback automatically follows the repeat indications. For example:
Here the repeat section is played once through with the ending marked "1", then a second time with the ending marked "2".
After selection, the general appearance of a volta line can be adjusted in the "Volta: Line type" section of the Properties panel. Line type, thickness, hook type, and line style (solid/dashed/dotted) can be specified.
The beginning and continuing text (and their vertical offsets) can be edited in the "Text" tab of the "Volta" section. This is an indication only and does not affect playback of the volta.
To change the range of a volta see Changing range of a line.
The actual playback is affected by the entry in the "Repeat list" (Volta: Style). This consists of a series of numbers each followed by a comma (the last comma is omitted). This can be freely edited, but remember to ensure that Play count is also amended accordingly.
A correct volta setting is not always straightforward—as in the following example:
If a volta is selected in the score you can edit its properties in the Voltas section of the Properties panel. These are covered in the sections above.
Properties for all voltas in the score can be edited from Format→Style→Volta.
The "Volta" text style can be edited from Format→Style→Text Styles.
Jumps and markers are used to create repeated sections in a score.
Use one of the following methods
If you select a jump or marker its playback properties can be viewed in the "Jump" or "Marker" section of the Properties panel.
In the case of jumps, you can see the titles of the markers that playback subsequently jumps to. These default settings should work for most users, but you can change the destination markers if desired, as long as the named objects exist in the score.
You can also specify whether repeats are taken or not in the section jumped to, by checking/unchecking "Play repeats"
For markers, you can view and edit the title of the marker only.
See also, Text properties.
You can change the default text properties of all repeat signs of a particular text style (either "Repeat text left" or "Repeat text right") in Format→Style→Text Styles.
A measure repeat symbol indicates that the previous measure is to be repeated. Two- and four-measure repeat symbols indicate the repetition of the previous two or four measures.
To apply a measure repeat symbol, select a measure in the score and click on the measure repeat icon in the Repeats & Jumps palette. Or drag the symbol on to a measure.
To apply a two- or four-measure repeat symbol, select the first blank measure following the section you want repeated, then click on the applicable measure repeat icon in the Repeats & Jumps palette. Alternatively, drag the repeat icon from the palette onto the same blank measure instead.
Note: You may need to click the More icon in the palette to reveal the two- and four-measure repeat symbols.
In the case of multiple-measure repeats a "Group measures" symbol appears above and between measures. This keeps the measures together on the same system, where possible, in case of any automatic layout changes in the score. This symbol can be deleted if desired.
Number position in the Measure repeat section of the Properties panel, allows you to edit the vertical offset of the number above the measure.
Properties of all measure repeats in the score can be set from Format→Style…→Measure repeats:
By default, repeats are always played. If you want to turn off repeat playback,