polymeter and double bar lines?

Suppose you have one staff in 3/4 and another in 4/4. And you want a double bar line at the end of the second bar of the 4/4 staff. That won’t line up with a bar boundary in the 3/4 staff. If add a double bar anyway, the double bar line goes through all the systems, including the 3/4 staff not at a bar boundary.

If you want a double bar line in JUST the 4/4 staff (and leave the 3/4 staff alone), how would you do that?


Use the Bars popover and type ||, then close it using Alt-Enter.

Alt is a common modifier for independent elements on staves.

Thanks, that works for the top staff. But I don’t seem to be able to do that to any staves below the top one…

Have you assigned an independent time signature to those other staves? That’s a requirement for independent barlines, and I forgot to mention it.

Yes, independent time signatures, but still no luck.

Before typing Shift+B to open the Bars popover, are you invoking the caret on the stave where you want the barline to appear?


In that case, as per the guidelines here (https://www.steinberg.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=246&t=155802#p836513) we’re going to need to see the project.