Inputting octave lines with the panel

You can input octave lines using the Clefs panel, both during step input and by adding them to existing music.


These steps describe inputting with the default mouse input preference Create item at selection.


  1. In Write mode, do one of the following:
    • Start note input.

    • Select the notes to which you want to add an octave line.

  2. In the Notations toolbox, click Clefs to show the Clefs panel.
  3. In the Clefs panel, click the octave line you want.

    Alternatively, when adding octave lines to existing notes, you can click the octave lines you want in the Clefs panel first, and then click and drag to the length you want.


During step input, octave lines are input at the caret position. However, if input using the mouse, octave lines do not automatically extend as you continue inputting notes.

When you add octave lines to existing notes, they are added either above or below your selection, depending on whether the octave line indicates that notes are played higher or lower than notated.


You can also lengthen/shorten octave lines after they have been input.