Changing Instrument names to the number of the stave


I am engraving some etudes and I want the system number to be where the instrument name usually is. Is there a simple way to do this? Changing the instrument name to 1. will only change every system to be named 1.

I included a sloppy picture of what I’m hoping to achieve.

Probably the easiest way is to use the Divisi feature. At each Divisi change, you can set the labeling.

  1. Make sure you’re using a Section Player.
  2. In Layout Options > Staves and systems, disable staff labels and disable divisi change labels above staves.
  3. At the beginning of each system, add a divisi change. Edit > Staff > Change Divisi.
  4. Set the Divisi for one Player, select that Player and set the Label in the text box below.

Edit: Edited Change Divisi path for 3.5.

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That’s the ticket! Thanks!

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