Symbols to indicate repeat...

Mark

Administrator
Staff member
Got a question about how to indicate "repeat chords." You can do that a couple of ways...
  • Wrap the chord or chords in "begin repeat" and "end repeat" symbols (the two symbols on the left in the image below)
  • If you want to indicate "repeat a measure," use one of the three symbols shown on the right below, which — from left to right — indicate to repeat the prior measure once, twice or four times.
This screenshot is from the Symbol Keyboard. Explanations for all the symbols on that keyboard can be found here.

Hope that helps!

 

grahamspice

New Member
Hi Mark - when I'm using the "end repeat" symbol at the end of a line, a small brown rectangle appears with a + in the middle. I didn't think anything of it until exporting to PDF, and that little brown rectangle with the + in the middle appears on the exported PDF, which isn't what I want ;)

What is this, and how can I stop it? I've attached the exported PDF to this post.

Another question (if you can see the attached PDF): can I change the font size of the section headers? As you can see, they linebreak in a weird way that makes it less easy to read at a glance.

Thanks in advance for your help!
 

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Mark

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Staff member
@grahamspice, that "+" sign indicates there's too much content to fit into the column. Tap it and you can momentarily view all of that measure's contents to edit it. The "+" also prints, as you've discovered.

From typing out a bit of your chart on my iPad, it looks like you're at the large font size and have "Minimize horizontal spacing" turned off. For this chart, you could use a smaller font and/or toggle on "minimize horizontal spacing," and I think you'll find it eliminates the "+" indicator.

Hope this helps give you some parameters to work with!

Another question (if you can see the attached PDF): can I change the font size of the section headers?

The section label type size is not adjustable independently, but it does scale according to the S/M/L settings for the chart overall. You may find it helps to move from Large to Medium in this particular chart.

And maybe stating the obvious, but turning "Align Measures" off will give you more width in the section label column. But some people prefer Align Measures, of course!
 

grahamspice

New Member
@grahamspice, that "+" sign indicates there's too much content to fit into the column. Tap it and you can momentarily view all of that measure's contents to edit it. The "+" also prints, as you've discovered.

From typing out a bit of your chart on my iPad, it looks like you're at the large font size and have "Minimize horizontal spacing" turned off. For this chart, you could use a smaller font and/or toggle on "minimize horizontal spacing," and I think you'll find it eliminates the "+" indicator.

Hope this helps give you some parameters to work with!



The section label type size is not adjustable independently, but it does scale according to the S/M/L settings for the chart overall. You may find it helps to move from Large to Medium in this particular chart.

And maybe stating the obvious, but turning "Align Measures" off will give you more width in the section label column. But some people prefer Align Measures, of course!
Thanks for your quick reply! I’ll check all this out later today. I hope my fast-aging eyes can handle the smaller font size!
 
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