Ossia and system objects


With an ossia staff above the top most staff in the system, system objects (tempo marks, rehearsal letters) appear underneath it. This doesn’t seem like the desired behaviour—I expect system objects above the first staff in a system. I haven’t found a way to counter this. Is that right?


This is what we decided to do after a survey of the literature (though actual examples were rather thin on the ground). You’ll need to manually adjust the position of those system items in Engrave mode if you prefer them above the ossia.