Changing the padding in music frames individually

You can change the padding at the top/bottom of individual music frames, independently of your setting for music frame margins for the layout.


Frames is selected in the Engrave toolbox.


  1. Select the music frames whose padding you want to change.
  2. In the Properties panel, activate the following properties, individually or together, in the Music group:
    • Top padding

    • Bottom padding

  3. Change the padding by changing the values in the value fields.

    For example, entering 0 for Top padding aligns the top staff line of the top staff in the frame with the top of the music frame.


The padding at the top/bottom of the selected music frames is changed. This only applies to the layout currently open in the music area.

Deactivating the properties returns the selected music frames to your settings for music frame margins for the layout.