Project Text

On the Font Settings page, you can specify which font and style are used for various elements in the score.

To open the Font Settings page of the Score Settings dialog, do one of the following:

  • Open the Score Editor, select Scores > Settings, select the Project tab, and in the Pages list, click Font Settings.

  • In the Score Editor, double-click to the left of a staff, select the Project tab, and in the Pages list, click Font Settings.


You must click Apply to apply your settings. If Apply closes Property Windows is activated in the Preferences dialog (Scores–Editing page), clicking Apply also closes the dialog.

The following options are available:

Score Font

Score Font

This allows you to specify a font for the symbols and notes used in the score.


Font For

Allows you to select to which element the font is applied.


Allows you to select an attribute set. You can define and save attribute sets on the Attribute Sets tab. Select None to make manual settings.


Allows you to specify the font for the text.


The Steinberg fonts are special fonts that Cubase uses. They are not suited for common text.


Sets the size of the text.

Font Options


Allows you to encase the text in a rectangular or oval frame.

Melisma Style

Allows you to specify whether the melisma line is dotted or solid.

Melisma lines are shown when you add a text symbol and you drag the handle at the right edge of the text block to the right. This can be used for specifying duration or for indicating lyrics sung over several syllables, for example.

Melisma End

Allows you to specify how the melisma line ends.


Allows you to select which side of the text block is used for calculating its position.

This has an effect in situations where that text block is moved by the Auto Layout function.


Allows you to specify the alignment of the text.

These options are only valid for texts with more than one line.


Allow you to show the text in bold, italic and/or underlined.


You must click Apply for the changes to take effect.