Custom Text for play X-Times


I like the function of playing repeats x-times and have a text for it.
However, is there a way for a custom text.
It shows up in German in my scores and says “x-mal spielen”.
Would be cool to have it displayed in englisch.

Best Regards


You can customise the text in the Repeat Count section of the Repeat Markers page of Engraving Options.

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Thank you. That reminder came at a very opportune time for me. :smiley:

I found the option to either customize the prefix or the suffix. But what can I do if I want
“Play 4 times” instead of
“4-mal spielen”?
I would need a prefix and a suffix at the same time, but Dorico does not offer this (yet?).

The default text must be somewhere within the language settings of the Dorico version I installed, correct? Is there a way to change that default text?

Best regards, Axel

You’ll need to change the language settings of the program (general settings > language).
Then, if you already have some “n-times” properties set, you have to redo them by de-activating them and then re-activating them.
If you change back to german, the english text remains, although I am not sure if it will survive a restart of the program.

Alternativley, you can use these settings in Engrave options. (Wiederholungsmarker > Wiederholungsanzahl)

Note the space after “Play " and before " times” in the pre- and suffix.

No, it didn’t survive a restart. :unamused:

I tried the custom play count, but Dorico kicked the suffix. Now I tried it again and it works.
Thank you for your help. It’s solved!

make sure to click out of the text field before hitting apply… :wink:

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It would be great if this could follow the project language settings.

I had the same case today myself.