Changing the length of system dividers

You can change the length of system dividers in each layout independently; for example, if you want to show longer system dividers in layouts that show full staff labels.


  1. Press Ctrl/Cmd-Shift-L to open Layout Options.
  2. In the Layouts list, select the layouts in which you want to show system dividers.

    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 System Dividers section, choose one of the following options for Appearance:
    • Default

    • Long

    • Extra long

  5. Click Apply, then Close.