Left margins for systems

How to adjust the L.H. margins for systems/staffs?

This is a screenshot in Engrave mode. I can drag the handles to the right but not to the left.


Layout Options>Page setup>Left margin might be a good place to start.

But we can see the distance from the margin. So check Layout Options > Staves and Systems > … just before “Ossias and Extra Staves” there are two indent settings.

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Do you mean here?

Screenshot 2023-05-31 at 12.42.34 PM

If so, that doesn’t seem to affect the staff margins.

That works, but only for the 1st system.

Screenshot 2023-05-31 at 12.46.28 PM

Do you have some sort of long staff labels present?


Yes! I had “Full” selected, even though I had deleted the instrument names.


(If you don’t want to see staff labels, hide them, don’t edit the instrument names to be blank!)


Thanks! That was another question I had. I figured there was a better way to manage the staff/instrument names.

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