Showing chord symbols above one/multiple staves

You can choose to show chord symbols above all instrument staves set to show chord symbols or only above the top staff in each system in each layout independently.


  1. Press Ctrl/Cmd-Shift-L to open Layout Options.
  2. In the Layouts list, select the layouts in which you want to change the vertical position of chord symbols.

    By default, the layout currently open in the music area is selected when you open the dialog. You can select other layouts by using the selection options in the action bar, clicking and dragging across multiple layouts, Shift-clicking adjacent layouts, and Ctrl/Cmd-clicking individual layouts.

  3. In the category list, click Chord Symbols and Diagrams.
  4. In the Chord Symbols section, choose one of the following options for Show chord symbols:
    • Above specific players’ staves

    • Above top staff of system

  5. Click Apply, then Close.


The vertical position of chord symbols is changed in the selected layouts.