Hiding/Showing staff labels on ossia staves

You can hide/show staff labels on ossia staves in each layout independently, and you can show the default staff label or enter a custom ossia label.

The default staff label on ossia staves is “ossia”.


  1. Press Ctrl/Cmd-Shift-L to open Layout Options.
  2. In the Layouts list, select the layouts in which you want to hide/show staff labels on ossia staves.

    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 Staves and Systems.
  4. In the Ossias and Extra Staves section, activate/deactivate Show label before ossia.
  5. Optional: If you activated Show label before ossia, choose one of the following staff label options:
    • Default

    • Custom

  6. Optional: If you chose Custom, enter the staff label you want into the Custom ossia label field.
  7. Click Apply, then Close.


Staff labels are hidden/shown in the selected layouts.