Changing the placement of text objects relative to the staff

You can show text objects either above or below the staff. Text is automatically positioned to ensure that it does not collide with other objects.


This does not apply to text in text frames.


The text editor is closed.


  1. Select the text objects whose staff-relative placement you want to change. You can do this in Write mode and Engrave mode.
  2. In the Properties panel, choose one of the following options for Position in the Text group:
    • Above

    • Below


The selected text objects appear above/below the staff.

After Completing This Task

If you need to move text objects to different graphical positions, you can drag them manually in Engrave mode.