Positions of time signatures

Standard time signatures are positioned on staves with the middle staff line, or only staff line for single-line staves, passing through their center. Large time signatures can be positioned in the middle or at the top of bracket groups, or above staves at system object positions.

You can move time signatures to different rhythmic positions in Write mode. They move according to the current rhythmic grid value and are positioned by default according to your settings in Engraving Options.

You can move individual time signatures graphically in Engrave mode; however, this does not change the rhythmic positions to which they are attached.

You can change the default positions of all time signatures project-wide, including both their horizontal and vertical positions, on the Spacing Gaps and Time Signatures pages in Engrave > Engraving Options.

You can also change the position of time signatures in each layout independently, for example, if you want to show time signatures above the staff and at system object positions in some layouts but only once per bracket in other layouts.