Inputting bar repeats

You can input bar repeat regions when at least one bar before the region contains notes.


  1. In Write mode, select the bars you want to show as a bar repeat.
    • You cannot input bar repeat regions in the first bar of a flow.

    • You can only input bar repeat regions on one staff at a time.

  2. Press Shift-R to open the repeats popover.
  3. Enter the appropriate entry for the type of bar repeat region you want into the popover.

    For example, enter %2,2 to repeat the previous two bars, grouped in two.

  4. Press Return to close the popover.


A region of the selected duration is input, in which the specified type of bar repeat symbol is shown in the staff at the intervals specified.

  • You can also input bar repeat regions during step input; however, this inputs bar repeat regions from the bar containing the currently selected note. As bar repeats are mostly shown in empty bars, this is likely to produce unintended results.

  • You can also input bar repeat regions by clicking Create Bar Repeat Region in the Bar Repeats group of the Repeat Structures panel. However, this only inputs a bar repeat region containing single-bar repeats.