Layout Options dialog

The Layout Options dialog provides multiple options that allow you to make changes that affect the way the notation is laid out on pages of each layout.

You can change the physical properties of the layout, such as page size, staff size, or margins, and the notation, such as note spacing or staff labels.

  • You can make project-wide changes to the appearance and position of different items in Engrave > Engraving Options.

  • You can save all options that you set in Layout Options as default values for new projects by selecting a layout type from the Layout type menu and clicking Save as Default.

You can open Layout Options in any of the following ways:

  • Press Ctrl/Cmd-Shift-L in any mode.

  • Choose Setup > Layout Options in Setup mode.

  • Click Layout Options at the bottom of the Layouts panel in Setup mode.

  • Right-click an instrumental part or a full score in the Layouts panel and choose Layout Options from the context menu.

Figure: Layout Options

The Layout Options dialog consists of the following items:

  1. Category menu

    Select a category from the Category menu to show the page containing all the relevant options for the selected category.

  2. Layouts list

    Lists all the layouts in your project. You can select one, multiple, or all layouts. You can select multiple layouts in any of the following ways:

    • Click one of the selection options.

    • Ctrl/Cmd-click to select multiple layouts.

    • Shift-click to select multiple adjacent layouts.

  3. Section

    Pages are divided into sections, which can contain multiple options. Sections that contain many options are divided into subsections. The currently selected option is highlighted. Click other options to choose them instead.

  4. Selection options

    Allow you to select layouts in the Layouts list according to their type.

    • Select All selects all layouts in the Layouts list, regardless of their type.

    • Select All Full Score Layouts selects all full score layouts in the Layouts list only.

    • Select All Part Layouts selects all part layouts in the Layouts list only.

    • Select All Custom Score Layouts selects all custom score layouts in the Layouts list only.

  5. Layout type

    Allows you to select the layout type for which you want to save your settings as the default. For example, you can save new default settings for part layouts without affecting the default settings for full score layouts.

  6. Save as Default

    Saves all options that you set in Layout Options as default for the selected layout type in new projects.

  7. Reset to Factory

    Resets all your options to the default factory settings for the selected layout type. You can use this to remove all changes you have made.