Staff styles overview

Using staff styles, you can control the display of clefs, rests, stems, ties, and beams, change the displayed transposition, and adjust the staff size and space between staffs. You can choose from a variety of predefined staff styles or customize and create your own staff styles to use in your scores. Staff styles affect the visual display of the score, but have no effect on MIDI playback.

Staff styles are saved as part of the project, so you can use different staff styles in different projects. You can import frequently used staff styles into other projects to speed up your workflow.

You can assign staff styles in the Region inspector, and edit staff styles in the Staff Style window.

When Show Advanced Tools is selected in the Advanced preferences pane, you can assign staff styles to tracks in your project and edit staff styles.

When Additional Score Options is selected, you can also assign styles to individual regions.

Tip: Create a template project with the staff styles and other score settings that you use frequently, so they are all available when you start a new project.