Showing stemlets in beam groups

You can show stemlets on rests in beam groups individually, independently of your default setting for showing stemlets in the current flow.


If you are in Engrave mode, Graphic Editing Graphic Editing button is selected in the Engrave toolbox.


  1. Select the notes you want to beam together with stemlets shown on rests. You can do this in Write mode and Engrave mode.

    For example, to show a stemlet on a rest between two notes, select both notes. To show a stemlet on a rest at the end of a beamed phrase, select all notes in the beam and the rest.

  2. Choose Edit > Notations > Beaming > Stemlets > Force Stemlet Beam. You can also choose this option from the context menu.


The selected notes are beamed together with stemlets shown on rests within the beam group. Rests within the beam group are automatically turned into explicit rests.

  • If you later reset the beaming of the selected group, stemlets revert to your default setting for the flow.

  • You can choose to show stemlets on rests in all beamed groups in each flow independently on the Beam Grouping page in Notation Options.


Figure 1. Beam without stemlets
Figure 2. Stemlet with notes either side selected
Figure 3. Stemlets shown with all notes and rests in beam group selected