Changing the notehead-relative position of string indicators

By default, string indicators inside the staff appear to the left of noteheads when there are no left-hand fingerings and to the right of noteheads when there are left-hand fingerings. You can change the position of string indicators inside the staff relative to noteheads, independently of your project-wide settings. 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.

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

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

Procedure

  1. Select the string indicators inside the staff whose notehead-relative position you want to change. You can do this in Write mode and Engrave mode.
  2. In the Properties panel, activate Notehead-relative pos. in the String Indicators group.
  3. Choose one of the following options:
    • Left

    • Right

Result

The notehead-relative position of the selected string indicators is changed. 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 default notehead-relative positions of all string indicators inside the staff project-wide on the String Indicators page in Engraving Options. The available options include automatically changing the notehead-relative position if left-hand fingerings are present.

Example

Figure 1. String indicators to the left of noteheads
Figure 2. String indicators to the right of noteheads