Enabling/Disabling text collision avoidance

You can change whether individual text items automatically move to avoid collisions, independently of your project-wide setting. You can do this for the current layout and frame chain only, or for all layouts and frame chains.

Text items with collision avoidance disabled do not contribute to automatic staff spacing calculations.


These steps do not apply to text in text frames.


  • The lower zone is shown.

  • Properties is selected in the lower zone toolbar.

  • Graphic Editing Graphic Editing button is selected in the Engrave toolbox.

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


  1. In Engrave mode, select the text items whose collision avoidance you want to enable/disable.
  2. In the Properties panel, activate Avoid collisions in the Text group.
  3. Activate/Deactivate the corresponding checkbox.


The selected text items avoid collisions when the checkbox is activated, and do not avoid collisions when the checkbox is deactivated. If the property scope was set to Locally, this change only takes effect in the current layout and frame chain.

When the property is deactivated, text items follow your project-wide setting for text collision avoidance.


You can enable/disable text collision avoidance for all text items project-wide on the Text page in Engraving Options.