Repeat signs

Updated 4 months ago

    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.

    Adding repeat signs to your score

    Simple repeats

    Place a start repeat barline at the beginning of the repeated section and an end repeat barline at the end.

    Simple repeat section

    If the start of the repeat section coincides with the beginning of the piece there is no need for a start repeat barline.

    Multiple ending repeats

    See Voltas, for repeat sections with multiple endings.

    Changing playback of repeat signs

    To change the number of times the repeat section is played, adjust the Play count of the final measure in the Measure properties dialog.

    Ignore Repeat barlines, Jumps, Markers playback by unchecking Play toolbar : Cogwheel → Play repeats, see Playback controls chapter.

    Changing appearance of repeat signs

    1. Select a barline on a score
    2. Do any of these as required

      • Edit values in Properties panel.
      • Drag the square handle (see image below) to extent vertically all barlines across the score.
      • Ctrl + drag the square handle to extent vertically the selected barline only.

      Drag square handle

    Repeat properties

    Properties panel : Barline

    1. Select a barline on a score
    2. UnderProperties panel : Barline:
      Style: leave it as "--", do not edit.
      Repeat style: winged tip.
      Other items: see Barlines chapter.

    Repeat style

    See the main chapter Templates and styles

    • Values of the "Style for Barlines" can be edited in Format→Style→Barlines. Specify thickness, distance etc.

      Barlines Style