Score Settings – Layout Tab

On the Layout tab, you can make settings for the different layouts.

To open the Score Settings dialog, do one of the following:

  • Open the Score Editor, and select Scores > Settings.

  • In the Score Editor, double-click to the left of a staff.


You must click Apply to apply your settings. If Apply closes Property Windows is activated in the Preferences dialog (Scores–Editing page), clicking Apply also closes the dialog.

The following sections are available:


Layouts list

Lists all layouts of the project. The current layout is highlighted.


Functions menu

Allows you to remove, clean up, copy, export, or import the current layout.


Track list

Allows you to show/hide the following elements for the selected track:

  • Braces

    Braces that encompass the staves. Drag the ends of the indicator to edit the braces, click the indicator to remove a brace.

  • Brackets

    Brackets that encompass the staves. Drag the ends of the indicator to edit the brackets, click the indicator to remove a bracket.

  • Track

    The name of the MIDI track.

  • T

    The time signature symbol. This is only shown if Modern Time Sign. is activated in the Options section to the right.

  • N

    The staff name.

  • L

    Layout symbols such as rehearsal marks.

  • D

    Display transpose.

  • C

    Chord track symbols. These can only be shown on one staff.

Layout Name

Layout Name

The name of the layout. By default, this corresponds to the name of the MIDI track.


  • Equal Spacing

    Notes take up space according to their note value.

  • Size

    Allows you to set the staff size as a percentage value of the normal size.

  • Multi-Bar Rests

    Allows you to set how many empty bars are allowed before rests that last longer than a bar are replaced with a multi-bar rest symbol.

  • Real Book

    Shows clef symbols on the first staff on each page only.

  • Staff Separators

    Inserts separator symbols at the beginning of each grand staff.

  • Modern Time Sign.

    Shows time signatures above the staves rather than in them. You can set the size of the modern time signature in the Score Settings dialog (Project–Notation Style page). You can use the T column in the track list to specify for which tracks time signatures are displayed.

Staff Names

Staff Names
  • Show Staff Names

    Determines whether staff names are shown at all. You can use the N column in the track list to hide or show staff names for individual tracks in the layout.

  • From Tracks

    Uses the names of the tracks as staff names. If this is deactivated, the names specified for each staff in the Score Settings dialog (Staff–Main tab) are used instead.