Changing the bar number frequency

You can change how frequently bar numbers appear in each layout independently of other layouts. For example, you can have bar numbers appear with different frequencies in full score layouts compared to individual part layouts.


  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 bar number frequency.

    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 page list.
  4. In the Frequency subsection, choose one of the following options for Show bar numbers:
    • Every system

    • Every n bars

    • Every bar

    • None

  5. Optional: If you chose Every n bars, set a custom frequency for bar numbers by changing the value for Interval.
  6. Click Apply, then Close.


The frequency of bar numbers in the selected layouts is changed.

Changing the Interval value changes how frequently bar numbers are shown. For example, setting an interval value of 10 means that bar numbers are shown every tenth bar.