Erasing the background of dynamics

You can erase the background of individual dynamics, for example, to ensure the dynamic remains legible when crossing barlines. You can erase the backgrounds of all types of dynamics.


  1. In Engrave mode, select the dynamics whose backgrounds you want to erase.
  2. In the Properties panel, activate Erase background in the Dynamics group.


The backgrounds of the selected dynamics erase whatever is behind them.

Deactivating Erase background returns the selected dynamics to the default non-erased background.


Figure: Dynamic with non-erased background

Figure: Dynamic with erased background

After Completing This Task

You can change the padding between dynamics and each edge of their erased areas.