Adjusting Beam Slants

You can manually adjust beam slants.


You have grouped and flipped notes and adjusted the settings so that the beams are as close as possible to how you want them.


  1. Click the corner of the beam and the stem.

    A handle is shown.

    Figure 1. A beam handle
  2. Drag the handle up or down to change the slant of the beam.

    You can adjust the distance between notes and their beam without changing the beam slant. Select both handles of a beam (by pressing the Shift key while selecting the second handle), and drag one of the handles up or down.

  3. Drag the beam handles to put the beam between the noteheads for a mixed stem direction.
    Figure 2. Beam between the notes