Showing timecodes on a separate staff

You can show timecodes on a separate single-line staff in each layout independently, as this can make timecodes clearer in the score. You can also specify above which bracketed instrument group the timecode staff appears.

  • If you show timecodes on a separate staff, markers are also shown on this staff.

  • You cannot show timecodes on multiple staves in a system.


Markers are shown in the selected layouts.


  1. Press Ctrl/Cmd-Shift-L to open Layout Options.
  2. In the Layouts list, select the layouts in which you want to show timecodes on a separate staff.

    By default, the layout currently open in the music area is selected when you open the dialog. You can select other layouts by using the selection options in the action bar, Shift-clicking adjacent layouts, and Ctrl/Cmd-clicking individual layouts.

  3. Click Markers in the page list.
  4. For Vertical position, choose Timecode staff.
  5. Select the bracketed instrument family above which you want to show the timecode staff from the Position timecode staff above bracket menu.
  6. Click Apply, then Close.


A separate timecode staff is shown above the top instrument staff that belongs to the selected instrument family group.


You can change the default distance between timecode staves and other staves on the Vertical Spacing page in Setup > Layout Options.