mid-measure line break

• May 29, 2017 - 20:06


I would like to add a line break in the middle of a measure. If you see the attached picture, you can see that the first line has a line break mid-measure, above the word "way", and the measure completes in the next line above the words "let us". Is there a way to do this MS? Thanks.

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Use edit. Measure. Split measure before selected note then add the line break. If you want tree bar line invisible click it and press v. You may also want to right click the second measure made and check exclude from measure count in measure properties

In reply to by mike320

Thank you! This is exactly what I wanted to do.

One problem. I had measure numbers display at the head of each line, and it looks like excluding the broken measure at the beginning of a new line also eliminates the measure number. I don't want measure number to show in every measure, just at the head. How do I accomplish this? Thanks again!

In reply to by dwrichy

The barline probably turned from black to gray. If this is the case it will not print. If you use the View menu and remove the check from "Show invisible" the barline will disappear. If v does not make the barline invisible there are a couple of reasons it could happen. First, make sure you have not double clicked the barline prior to pressing v. If you double click it, adjustment squares will appear on the barline. If note of this works, let me know, because v makes almost anything invisible, is very useful and needs to work properly on every system.

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