Switching to galley/page view

In Write mode, you can switch between different view types in the music area. For example, if a flute player in your project is doubling piccolo, you can switch to galley view to see the piccolo staff in addition to the flute staff.


  1. In the secondary toolbar, click View Options View Options button to open the View Options dialog.
  2. Choose one of the following options for View type:
    • Page View

    • Galley View

  3. Click Close.


The view type in the music area is changed. In page view, only staves containing notes or items are shown by default. For players holding multiple empty instruments, only the top instrument is shown in full scores.

In galley view, all staves in the project are shown. By default, guide bar numbers are shown above each staff and guide instrument labels are shown above each instrument. For players holding multiple instruments, the player name is also shown in guide instrument labels.

  • Note spacing is unjustified in galley view and there is no automatic vertical collision avoidance, so notes and items might overlap. You can change the default gaps between staves in galley view for each layout independently.

  • The view type is reset to your default setting when you switch layouts.

  • You can change the default view type used for all projects in the View section of the General page in Preferences.