Moving multiple systems simultaneously

You can move multiple systems at the same time so that the gaps between each system remain equal. This is also known as “concertina dragging”.


We recommend that you add extra pages and finish laying out your pages before moving individual staves. Individual staff spacing changes are automatically deleted if the frame in which they occur changes.

  • You can only move multiple systems closer together, you cannot use this method to move them further apart.

  • You cannot follow these steps for staff spacing handles on tacets.


  1. In the Engrave toolbox, activate Staff Spacing.
  2. Select the system handle on the highest system you want to move.
  3. Alt/Opt-click and drag the system handle downwards.


All systems below the selected system, until the bottom of the music frame, are moved closer together. The gaps between each system remain equal.