Instrument names in staff labels

Staff labels use the instrument names set for each instrument. Staff labels can show full or short instrument names.

On the Staves and Systems page in Layout Options, you can choose whether you want to show full, short, or no instrument names in staff labels in each layout independently.

  • Full staff labels use full instrument names.

  • Abbreviated staff labels use short instrument names.

  • None shows no staff labels.

Instrument numbers are automatically shown in both full and abbreviated staff labels.

  • You can change the full and short instrument names for each instrument in the Edit Instrument Names dialog in Setup mode.

  • Changing instrument names does not change the name shown at the top of each part layout, as that uses the layout name. You can rename layouts in Setup mode.