Deleting ossia staves

You can remove ossia staves so they are no longer shown in any layout, but without automatically deleting the music on them.


  1. In Write mode, select one of the following:
    • The signposts at the start/end of the ossia staves you want to delete

    • An item on each ossia stave you want to delete

  2. Remove the selected ossia staves in one of the following ways:
    • If you selected ossia signposts, press Backspace or Delete, or choose Edit > Delete.

    • If you selected items on ossia staves, choose Edit > Staff > Remove Staff. You can also choose this option from the context menu.


The selected ossia staves are removed and no longer appear in any layouts in which that player appears.


If you delete an ossia staff without deleting the music on it, that music still exists but is not shown. If you later recreate an ossia at the same position, the music reappears.