The Lines palette of the Advanced workspace includes the following types of lines:
Use any of the following methods:
To adjust the vertical position of one or more lines:
Note: You can also adjust the vertical position in Edit mode.
Ensure you are not in note input mode (press Esc to exit);
Double click the line that you want to change to enter edit mode;
Click on an end handle and use one of the following shortcuts:
To change the position of an end handle without changing the position of its anchor, use the following:
Note: You can also drag the endpoint handles with a mouse.
When you apply a text line to the score from a palette, the line properties (see below) always remain unchanged, but the properties of embedded text may vary depending on circumstances. See Behavior of applied text and lines for details.
Lines may contain features such as embedded text or hooks at the ends (e.g. ottavas and voltas). They can be customized once they have been added to the score, and the results saved to a workspace for future use:
Right-click on a line and select Line Properties…;
Add any text you want to appear in the line;
Click on the ... buttons to adjust the Text properties at each position as required.
If a hook is required, tick the appropriate "Hook" box, and adjust the hook length and angle;
Select an option from "Place": "Above or "Below" positions the text so that it overlaps the line; "Left" places the text to the left of the line;
Note: Additional placement options are available in the "Text properties" dialog (see step 2, above).
Click OK to exit Line Properties;
Make adjustments to Color, Thickness and Line type (solid, dashed etc.) in the "Line" section of the Inspector. Ticking "Diagonal" here allows you to create a diagonal line by dragging the end handles;
If you wish to save the resulting line for future use, see Custom palettes.
Once applied to the score, lines cannot be copied using the usual copy and paste procedures. However, you can duplicate lines within a score: press and hold Ctrl+Shift (Mac: Cmd+Shift), click on the line and drag it to the desired location.
To add an accidental to an extended ornament, such as a trill line, select the line and double-click a symbol from the Accidentals palette.