Changing the placement of multi-bar rest bar counts

You change the placement of bar counts on multi-bar rests to be either above or below the staff. For grand staff instruments, you can also choose to show bar counts only once between the staves or above/below each staff.


  1. Press Ctrl/Cmd-Shift-E to open Engraving Options.
  2. In the category list, click Rests.
  3. In the Multi-bar Rests section, choose one of the following options for Placement for bar count on single staff instruments in the Appearance subsection:
    • Above

    • Below

  4. Choose one of the following options for Bar count on grand staff instruments:
    • Show between staves

    • Show above or below each staff

  5. Click Apply, then Close.