Prima volta issues

• Jan 25, 2016 - 23:01

Hi there,

I'm writing a piece for my choir which contains a very long 'prima volta' (12 measures).

In the windows application everything is fine. But when I open the score in Musescore Songbook or I am viewing it online at the volta has disappeared. It is only there if it is two measures in width; Make it three measures long and it is gone again.

See PDF; prima volta is placed from measure 25 until measure 36; but is nowhere to be found.
When you take a look at the mscz file; it is where it should be.

Who knows how to fix this? Am I doing something wrong or is it a bug?

Thank you very much,

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L23_-_Om_het_geheim.pdf 143.09 KB
Om_het_geheim.mscz 33.3 KB


I don't see any volta at measure 25 in the PDF or the MSCZ file. There is a volta at measure 37. If I add one from measure 25 to 36, then save and reload, it remains in place. So I can only guess you did something wrong in placing it, although what I don't know. The second volta appears to have been created correctly - eg, with Shift+right to extend it, or selecting the range then double clicking the palette icon.

In reply to by Marc Sabatella

Thanks for your help!

I don't get it. I placed the volta as described in the manual (select measure and doubleclick in the palettesbox and extend it with shift+left. The seconda volta is where it shoud be. Only the first volta keeps disappearing. I place it in the score, save it and when I reopen it it's gone.

This morning I dived into the problem. I could't get it saved. I could place the volta but it disappeared when I saved the file. I noticed that when I placed it in only one measure and then saved it it was there when I reopened it. I than extended the volta one measure with shift+left and saved the file. On reopening it was still there. So with repeating these steps i was able to get the volta in place. But when I place the volta and extend it directly to the 12 measures length it should be it still disappears.

I created a new score where the volta should be in the mscz-file. I doublechecked it this time and the volta is also showing in the songbook app.

Any thoughts on why this is happening? I am using the latest version of musescore and windows 10 64-bit.

In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

Confirmed to fail in yesterdays nightly (6205e12) as well.
If you start at measure 25 and then shift+right the volta gets saved correctly.

Workaround for OP: place your voltas at their starting measure and enlarge them with shift+right

Successfully reproduced on a new empty score. Issue only presents itself when extending a volta to the left for more than one measure (so one measure to the left is fine).
Issue is not affected by page breaks within the volta

In reply to by Marc Sabatella


After creating the score I selected measure 36 and left doubleclicked on the prima volta in the palette box. Then Ieft doubleclicked on the volta icon and selected the left box. Then I extended it with shift+left until it reached measure 25. Then I saved it. After reopening the file it wasn't there anymore.
As I said in my previous reply to you; I can only save it if I extend it one measure at a time, save it an extend on measure and so on.

I tried it with several others scores I made; all with the same result. When I extend the volta over more than one measure at a time it isn't saved apparently.

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