Changing the width of ledger lines

You can change the width of ledger lines on individual notes, for example, to allow notes with short durations to be spaced more tightly and still be legible. You can do this for the current layout and frame chain only or for all layouts and frame chains.

Prerequisite

  • The lower zone is shown.

  • Properties is selected in the lower zone toolbar.

  • Graphic Editing Graphic Editing button is selected in the Engrave toolbox.

  • You have chosen the appropriate property scope for local properties.

Procedure

  1. In Engrave mode, select the noteheads whose ledger line width you want to change.
  2. In the Properties panel, activate Ledger line in the Notes and Rests group.
  3. Change the values for L and R.

Result

Increasing Ledger line L makes the left side of ledger lines longer, decreasing the value makes the left side of ledger lines shorter.

Increasing Ledger line R makes the right side of ledger lines longer, decreasing the value makes the right side of ledger lines shorter.

If the property scope was set to Locally, this change only takes effect in the current layout and frame chain.

Tip

You can change the width of all ledger lines project-wide on the Notes page in Engraving Options.