Repeat section confusion

I’ve exhausted my limits on searching, reading the manual and watching videos. Whatever combination I have in repeat sections I can’t get it to work. I have an intro of 4 bars which plays just once. Bars 5 to 69 contain the verse and chorus and needs to repeat 4 times and then carry on past 69 to the end.

My head is going in circles I wish my repeats would!

Help would be appreciated.

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It looks like you just need to add a start repeat barline at the start of bar 5. Or have I misunderstood?

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That’s what I tried and it seems to be taking forever to check out (on the 4th repeat now) but it appears to be working.

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I was so close yet so far. Thank you, so much

Is it beyond elements five to count down after each repeat? I’ve had a look at the manual but it all points to engraving options which of course I don’t have.
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I’m not sure I understand your latest message here (“count down”?). Nothing I did required access to Engrave mode. The start repeat was added with B + | + : (B + pipe character + colon), and the multi repeat was added (as you already had) in Properties.

Was there something else you were trying to do?

I wanted it to remind me how many times I had repeated the section. n+1 on each separate repeat or n-1. I am sure I read somewhere that Dorico could do it. My Parkinson’s makes me forget things as well as the tremors.

I do not recall in what I have heard or read that Dorico can show an ongoing count of the repeat in progress in real time.

I will see if I can find it.

Just to prove I do look at the manual:
live counting of repeat sections

This function only shows the bar numbers of the repeated bars accordingly to the repetition. It is a static view, not a “live” one.

Here an example:

I tried this hoping the mini transport would show the advancing bar numbers during playback! But unfortunately no; it counts the physical bars and ignores this setting for bar numbering.

Thank you so much for trying. My apologies for the delay.