Changing the octave of cues

You can change the octave in which cues are shown so the cue fits better on the staff of the destination instrument. This can be useful if the source instrument plays in a significantly different octave to the destination instrument.


  1. In the music area, open the layout in which you want to change the octave of cues.
  2. Select the cues whose octave you want to change. You can do this in Write mode and Engrave mode.
  3. In the Properties panel, activate Octave shift in the Cues group.
  4. Change the value in the value field.


The octave of the selected cues is changed. For example, 1 shifts the cue up one octave, and -1 shifts the cue down one octave.

If octave transpositions are shown in the cue labels, they are automatically updated.


Figure: Cue with no octave change

Figure: Cue with an octave above line