Barlines

Barline symbols are available in the Barlines palette:

Barline palette (Advanced)

Change barline type

To change an existing barline, use one of the following:

  • Select a barline, then double click on a symbol in the Barlines palette.
  • Drag a symbol from the Barlines palette onto a barline in the score.
  • Drag a symbol from the Barlines palette onto a measure.
  • Select a measure, then double-click on a symbol in the Barlines palette.

To insert a new barline between existing ones, either:

  • Drag a symbol from the Barlines palette onto a note or rest.
  • Select a note or rest, then double-click a symbol in the Barlines palette.

Barlines can also be changed in the Inspector. Other options available here include:

  • Dashed or dotted barlines
  • End, double, repeat and adjustable partial barlines,
  • Span staves
  • Color
  • Offset

To hide a barline entirely, select the line and press V, or uncheck Visible in the Inspector.

Connect barlines

To extend barlines over multiple staves, like in a grand staff, e.g. for piano, double-click on a barline (see Edit mode).

Barline edit mode

Click and drag the blue handle down to the next staff.

All the rest of the barlines will update when you leave edit mode.

Connected barlines

See also

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