D.C. al Fine does not return to the start of the score but to the last repeat bar

• Apr 4, 2019 - 13:43

According to the manual, "D.C. al Fine" should jump to an implicit mark located at the 1st measure of the score.
I have a score with several repeat bars; the last one ends with a two-way 1. and 2. groups of measures.
After playing group 2., I would like to repeat the full score.
To achieve this, I have set a "repeat end" bar at the end of the score, complemented by "D.C. al Fine".
I also ticked "play repetitions" in the inspector for this mark.

I expected that the repetition will jump to the start of the score ("implicit start mark" says the manual).
However, it jumps to the last "repeat start" bar instead, exactly as it does without "D.C. al Fine".
It looks like this sign is totally ignored.

Just in case the repeat bar would interfere with the DC sign, I tried to replace the last repeat bar by an ending bar, still keeping the "D.C. al Fine". In this case, there is no repetition at all.
Again, the "D.C. al Fine" has no effect at all.

Is this a bug or am I doing something wrong?
Thanks in advance for your advice.

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In reply to by Flying Roger

Where's the Fine?
The D.C. al Fine know very well where to jump to (to the start of the score or section) but not until where to play, as the Fine is missing. Also the end repeat in the laste measure is wrong, use a double barline there and an end barline whereever your Fine is too

In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

Initially, I tried with "D.C."; the inspector says that it would replay from start to end, but this did not work.
I also tried without the ending "repeat bar" and this also did not work.

With your explanation I tried now "D.C." + replace the repeat bar by an ending bar, and this works !

Thank you very much for your support.

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