Changing the default barline at the end of flows

By default, Dorico Pro uses final barlines at the end of flows. You can choose which type of barline is placed automatically at the end of each flow independently; for example, you might show double barlines at the end of flows to indicate there should be no gap before the following flow.


  1. Press Ctrl/Cmd-Shift-N to open Notation Options.
  2. In the Flows list, select the flows whose default end barline you want to change.

    By default, only the current flow is selected when you open the dialog. You can select other flows by clicking Select All in the action bar, clicking and dragging across multiple flows, Shift-clicking adjacent flows, and Ctrl/Cmd-clicking individual flows.

  3. In the category list, click Barlines.
  4. Choose one of the following options for Automatic barline at end of flow:
    • Final barline

    • Double barline

    • Normal barline

    • Dashed barline

    • Thick barline

    • No barline

  5. Click Apply, then Close.


The default final barline at the end of the selected flows is changed.


You can override individual final barlines by inputting a barline of a different type, but you cannot delete individual final barlines.