Changing the number of playthroughs at repeat barlines

End repeat barlines typically indicate that the preceding music is played through twice. You can change the number of playthroughs for each end repeat barline individually.


  • The lower zone is shown.

  • Properties is selected in the lower zone toolbar.

  • If you are in Engrave mode, Graphic Editing Graphic Editing button is selected in the Engrave toolbox.


  1. Select the end repeat barlines whose number of playthroughs you want to change. You can do this in Write mode and Engrave mode.
  2. In the Properties panel, activate Play n times in the Time Signatures group.
  3. Change the value in the value field.

    The minimum value is 2.


The number of times the music preceding the selected end repeat barlines is played through is changed.

When repeats are included in playback, repeat counts are shown at system object positions for end repeat barlines set to have three or more playthroughs.


You can change the appearance, content, and position of repeat counts in Engraving Options > Repeat Markers > Repeat Count.


Figure 1. Final repeat barline with the default 2 playthroughs set
Figure 2. Final repeat barline with 4 playthroughs set and repeat count shown