I am experimenting trying to learn Elements, however I can’t figure out why, when I go to add more bars in a new flow, every single bar it adds has either double barlines or in some flows every bar is separated with a final barline?
If I try to change them to standard barlines I get horrible red flags over the top saying 4/4 (q,1+1+1+1). I can’t find anyone else having this problem so I must be doing something really obviously wrong. The time sig is 4/4 and I have four beats in every bar, no anacrusis.
Is this just my software being glitchy? For example, I thought you could delete unwanted bars in SHIFT+B by entering (e.g) -3, but at the moment no matter what I put, it is only removing one bar at a time.
Sorry to sound stupid but any help gratefully received.
Firstly, welcome to the forum. We’re here to help.
I can’t reproduce this at all. Two things.
- If you can upload a Project file where these odd barlines show up, it may help seeing what might be wrong.
- If you can outline the exact steps you’re taking, it will help in trying to isolate the problem.
Another tip: To reset to a normal barline, do not insert a regular barline. Instead, select the barline and press
<delete>. Dorico has a concept of implicit objects and explicit objects. An explicit object overrides the default (implicit) object.
How are you adding new bars? Not sure why you’re getting a final bar line but it sounds like somewhere a bar has been overridden with another bar line somehow, or you’re in unmetered time…
Am intrigued - could you share the project, or at least a screen shot?