Setting custom player orders

You can change the order in which players’ staves appear in each layout independently; for example, if you want to have a different player order in a custom score layout than the default player order for your other layouts, as set by the order of players in the Players panel.


  1. Press Ctrl/Cmd-Shift-L to open Layout Options.
  2. In the Layouts list, select the layout in which you want to set a custom player order.

    You can only set custom player orders in one layout at a time. By default, the layout currently open in the music area is selected when you open the dialog.

  3. In the category list, click Players.
  4. In the Players section, activate Uses custom player order.
  5. In the list, select a player whose position you want to change.
  6. Change its position relative to other players in one of the following ways:
    • Click Move up.

    • Click Move down.

  7. Optional: Repeat steps 5 to 6 for other players in the selected layout whose position you want to change.
  8. Click Apply, then Close.


The player order in the selected layout is changed. This overrides the default player order. Any subsequent changes you make to the default player order in the Players panel are not reflected in layouts with custom player orders.