Changing the distance between rhythmic cues and the staff

You can change the distance between individual rhythmic cues and the staff, independently of your project-wide setting.


  • The lower zone is shown.

  • Properties is selected in the lower zone toolbar.

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


  1. Select the labels of the rhythmic cues whose distance from the staff you want to change. You can do this in Write mode and Engrave mode.
  2. In the Properties panel, activate Distance in the Cues group.
  3. Change the value in the value field.


The position of the selected cues is changed according to the new value. For example, entering 0 positions rhythmic cues in the space immediately above the top line on the staff. Higher values increase the distance between rhythmic cues and the staff.


You can change the default distance between all rhythmic cues and the top line of the staff project-wide on the Cues page in Engraving Options.