Ottava and Crossstaffed Notes

Ottava and crossstaff notes.

The ottava won’t apply to the lower staff, and there’s no way to add an ottava to the lower staff and hide it that I can figure out.

  1. Invoke the caret.
  2. Use the arrow keys to move it to the correct stave (it’ll likely be on the wrong one).
  3. Type Shift-C 8 (or 8ba or whatever you want) Enter.
  4. Type Space. Nothing will appear onscreen until you’ve typed Space.
  5. Continue typing or space or grab the handle and type Shift-Alt-Right or drag it.

But no, there isn’t a legitimate way of introducing and then hiding an ottava line. I suppose you may be able to scale down and colour white, but that’s not an official method.