Breaking Barlines

You can break barlines that stretch across a grand staff.


  1. On the Score Editor toolbar, select the Erase tool.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • To break a barline, click it.

    • To break a barline and all corresponding barlines in all following grand staves, hold down Alt/Opt and click a barline.


Figure 1. Before and after splitting the barlines between two staves

All barlines between these two staves except the first and last are broken.


To break the first or last barline in a grand staff, you must click on them directly with the Erase tool.