Changing the staff-relative placement of tuplet brackets

You can show individual tuplet brackets and tuplet numbers/ratios above or below the staff or between staves. You can do this for the current layout and frame chain only or for all layouts and frame chains.


  • 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.


  1. Select the tuplet brackets and tuplet numbers/ratios whose staff-relative placement you want to change. You can do this in Write mode and Engrave mode.
  2. In the Properties panel, activate Placement in the Tuplets group.
  3. Choose one of the following options:
    • Above

    • Below

    • Cross-staff above

    • Cross-staff below


The placement of the selected tuplet brackets is changed. If the property scope was set to Locally, this change only takes effect in the current layout and frame chain.

  • Deactivating Placement returns the selected tuplets to their default placement.

  • You can also switch selected tuplets between being above/below the staff or cross-staff above/cross-staff below by pressing F.

  • You can change the placement of all tuplet brackets relative to vocal staves project-wide in the Placement section of the Tuplets page in Engraving Options.