Staff spacing

The vertical positioning of staves and systems within frames is known as staff spacing. Staff spacing calculations consider the height of staves and the necessary gaps between staves and systems.

You can change staff spacing in your project at different levels:

  • Change the default staff spacing in each layout in Layout Options.

  • Change the staff spacing between individual staves.


We recommend adjusting the default staff spacing values and/or changing the staff size in layouts before moving individual staves, as in most cases Dorico Pro produces suitable results without the need to move individual staves.