Hiding/Showing bar number ranges on multi-bar rests

You can hide/show bar number ranges on multi-bar rests, for example, to make it clear in part layouts the bars in which players do not play. Multi-bar rests can include bar repeat regions, if you have chosen to consolidate bar repeat regions as well as empty bars into multi-bar rests.


  1. Press Ctrl/Cmd-Shift-L to open Layout Options.
  2. In the Layouts list, select the layouts in which you want to hide/show bar number ranges on multi-bar rests.

    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 Showing and Hiding subsection, activate/deactivate Show ranges of bar numbers under multi-bar rests and consolidated bar repeats.
  5. Click Apply, then Close.


Bar number ranges are shown beneath multi-bar rests and consolidated bar repeats in the selected layouts when the option is activated, and hidden when it is deactivated.


You can change the bar number range separator and the default distance between bar numbers ranges and the staff in the Multi-bar Rests section of the Rests page in Engrave > Engraving Options.