Changing the bar number paragraph style used in layouts

You can choose which paragraph style is used for bar numbers in each layout independently. By default, full score layouts and part layouts use different paragraph styles for bar numbers.


If you want to use a custom paragraph style for bar numbers in some layouts, you have created it in the Paragraph Styles dialog.


  1. Press Ctrl/Cmd-Shift-L to open Layout Options.
  2. In the Layouts list, select the layouts in which you want to change the paragraph style used for bar numbers.

    By default, the layout currently open in the music area is selected when you open the dialog. You can select other layouts by using the selection options in the action bar, Shift-clicking adjacent layouts, and Ctrl/Cmd-clicking individual layouts.

  3. Click Bar Numbers in the category list.
  4. In the Appearance subsection, select a paragraph style from the Paragraph style menu.
  5. Click Apply, then Close.


The selected paragraph style is used for all bar numbers in the selected layouts.