Changing the staff position of horizontal lines inside the staff

You can change the staff position of horizontal lines shown inside the staff, including changing the staff position of the start/end of lines independently of each other; for example, if you want lines to appear angled.


  • The horizontal lines whose staff position you want to change are placed inside the staff and have at least one barline-/rhythmic position-attached end.

  • 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.


  1. Select the horizontal lines placed inside the staff whose staff position you want to change. You can do this in Write mode and Engrave mode.
  2. In the Properties panel, activate the following properties, individually or together, in the Horizontal Lines group:
    • Start position

    • End position

  3. Change the values in the value fields.


The staff positions of the corresponding ends of the selected lines are changed according to the new values. For example, 0 is the middle line of the staff, 4 is the top line of the staff, and -4 is the bottom line of the staff.


Figure 1. Horizontal lines inside the staff with different staff positions at their start/end