Adding bar number changes

You can manually add bar number changes to bar number sequences, for example, if you want bar numbers in the second flow in your project to appear to continue the sequence from the first flow, rather than start again from bar one.


  1. In Write mode or Engrave mode, select one of the following:
    • An item in the bar from the beginning of which you want to change the bar number sequence.

    • An existing bar number or barline from which you want to change the bar number sequence.

  2. Choose Edit > Bar Numbers > Add Bar Number Change to open the Insert Bar Number Change dialog. You can also choose this option from the context menu.
  3. Choose one of the following options for Type:
    • Primary

    • Subordinate

    • Don’t Include

    • Continue Primary

  4. Optional: If you chose Primary or Subordinate, change the bar number where you want the bar number sequence change to start by changing the value in the corresponding value field.
  5. Click OK to save your changes and close the dialog.


The bar number sequence changes, starting from the beginning of the bar in which you selected an item, or from the position of a selected bar number or barline.

This affects the corresponding bar number sequence from the changed bar number until the next bar number change, or until the end of the flow.