Changing the width of multi-bar rest H-bars

You can change the width of individual multi-bar rest H-bars, independently of your project-wide settings. This allows you to control the exact positions of multi-bar rests; for example, when there are clef changes at the end of multi-bar rests.


  • The lower zone is shown.

  • Properties is selected in the lower zone toolbar.

  • Graphic Editing Graphic Editing button is selected in the Engrave toolbox.


  1. In Engrave mode, select the multi-bar rests whose width you want to change.
  2. In the Properties panel, activate H-bar width delta in the Multi-bar Rests group.
  3. Change the value in the value field.


The width of the selected H-bars is changed. Increasing the value increases their width, decreasing the value decreases their width.


You can change the default width of all H-bars project-wide, including changing whether H-bars are inset from barlines or use a fixed width regardless of the width of bars, in Engraving Options > Rests > Multi-bar Rests > Design.