Resetting the position of items

You can reset the position of individual items you have moved graphically, which returns them to their default position. For some items, you can do this for the current layout and frame chain only or for all layouts and frame chains.

Properties relating to the position of items include horizontal and vertical offsets, beat-relative position, and staff-relative placement.


  • 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 items whose position you want to reset. You can do this in Write mode and Engrave mode.

    To select multiple items of the same type, you can use large selections and/or filters.

  2. Choose Edit > Reset Position.


All properties that affect the position of the selected items are reset to their default settings. If the property scope was set to Locally, any properties that are layout-specific and frame chain-specific are only reset in the current layout and frame chain.