Nudging Barlines

Nudge using Shortcut Keys

  • Hold down the Ctrl key, then use the arrow keys to move the barline left or right. The measure will lengthen or shorten accordingly, and notes in the measure will reposition themselves. To move the barline without affecting the measure, use the Properties Palette instead.
  • Once a barline has been moved, the measure will remain at that width (even if notes are added or removed). If a meter is added, or if measures per system are changed, then the measure will lose its barline override.
  • The up and down arrow keys have no effect.