Grouping the staff labels of adjacent identical instruments

When multiple adjacent solo players hold the same instrument, you can group them so that there is only a single instrument name for all staves with the instrument number shown beside each individual staff.

By default, every staff is shown with its own staff label, including the appropriate instrument name.


  1. Press Ctrl/Cmd-Shift-E to open Engraving Options.
  2. Click Staff Labels in the category list.
  3. In the Numbering subsection, choose Group between staves for Staff labels for identical adjacent solo instruments.
  4. Click Apply, then Close.


A single instrument name is shown justified between all adjacent identical solo instruments in all layouts project-wide.


Figure 1. Each staff shown with a separate staff label
Figure 2. Staff labels grouped between adjacent identical solo instruments