Inputting slash regions

You can input slash regions using the repeats popover.


  1. In Write mode, do one of the following:
    • Start note input.

    • On the staff where you want to input a slash region, select items that span the required duration.

  2. Open the repeats popover in any of the following ways:
    • Press Shift-R.

    • In the Notations toolbox, click Popovers Popovers button, then Repeats Repeats button.

  3. Enter slash into the popover.
  4. Press Return to close the popover.


During note input, slash regions are input spanning the duration of the selected note or item, which is usually the last input note. When adding slash regions to existing music, they span the selected duration.

Slash regions are automatically formatted as appropriate for the meter. If you later change the time signature, slash regions retain their duration but the appearance of slashes within them automatically updates.


You can also input slash regions by clicking Create Slash Region in the Rhythm Slashes section of the Repeat Structures panel, or by choosing Write > Create Slash Region. You can assign a key command for this option on the Key Commands page in Preferences.