The default position for most elements is controlled by their style settings. The specific properties you can set vary by element type but may include:
For details of the settings available for each element type, see Layout and formatting: Style.
To change the default position:
Use one of the following methods:
After an element had been automatically placed, it's position can be changed manually using one of the following methods:
If the element type can be placed both above or below the staff, you can change the position by:
Note: When automatic placement is enabled for an element, you cannot position it in a way that causes a collision with other elements.
The element reverts to its default position. It can be repositioned as desired and is no longer avoided when placing other elements.
To change the value for Stacking order:
In cases where elements are allowed to overlap, Stacking order controls the order in which they are placed on top of each other. The element with the lower value will be placed behind.