Staff label contents

Staff labels can show the instrument names set for each instrument or the player name of the corresponding player. Staff labels can show full or short names.

Instrument numbers are automatically shown in both full and abbreviated staff labels that use instrument names.

  • Full staff labels use full instrument/player names.

  • Abbreviated staff labels use short instrument/player names.

  • None shows no staff labels.

  • You can change the full and short names for each instrument and player.

  • Renaming instruments and players does not change the name shown at the top of each part layout if you have already renamed the layout. You can rename layouts separately.

  • You can choose to show periods after all abbreviated names in staff labels in Engraving Options > Staff Labels > Case. Traditionally, only abbreviations that do not end with the final letter of instrument names are followed by a period.