Composer enables you to specify alternative endings (1, 2, etc.) for repeats, such as this "closed" ending:
or this "open" ending:
Composer supports alternating or non-sequential endings. In the following example, the sequence of performed measures is 2 through 5, 2 through 3, 6 through 7, 2 through 5, and then continuing with 8:
Please note that for later sets of endings, those endings need to also have a beginning "1" and then consecutive ending numbers. This is good practice for "real" musicians who you may be printing a score, as well as ensuring proper playback of the song file. For example:
By default Composer performs repeats and endings during playback. However, you can instruct Composer to ignore them.
To add an ending:
|1.||With the mouse, navigate to the Barline Palette.|
-- OR --
Type the vertical line character "|", which suggests the shape of a barline.
Composer will display the following Barline Palette:
Composer will automatically enter Add Mode. The mouse cursor will change to the Add Mode shape:
|3.||Click the Ending button.|
-- OR --
Type "en" for ending.
|4.||Click anywhere in the measure where you want to add the ending.|
Composer will display the Ending dialog box:
In the dialog, the Ending at Measure indicates the measure you clicked to add the ending.
|5.||In the Ending dialog, specify the following:|
|One or more Ending Numbers. In this example, it is the fourth ending. For the non-sequential ending example near the beginning of this topic, ending numbers 1 and 3 would be selected.|
|The Ending Length, counted in measures.|
|Open Ending or Closed Ending, as illustrated in the first two examples at the beginning of this topic.|
To remove an ending:
|1.||In the score, select the ending object above the measure.|
Composer will highlight the selected ending object in the color blue.
|2.||Hit the key.|
To change the ending number(s), measure length, or style (open or closed) of an ending:
|1.||Enter Select Mode.|
|2.||In the score, select the ending object above the measure.|
|3.||Choose the Ending Properties command in the Barline Menu.|
-- OR --
Type SHIFT+Enter. That is, while holding down the SHIFT key, hit the ENTER key.
This will bring up the Ending dialog, as illustrated above.
|4.||Enter new values for the Ending Number, Ending Length, or style (Open Ending or Closed Ending). Then hit the OK button.|