Inputting glissando lines with the panel

You can input glissando lines between existing notes using the Ornaments panel. You can input glissando lines between both adjacent/non-adjacent notes.

  • These steps describe inputting with the default mouse input preference Create item at selection.

    If your preference is set to Load pointer with item, you can only input glissando lines between the note you click on and the note immediately following it.

  • You cannot input glissando lines during step input.


  1. In Write mode, select one of the following:
    • The note from which you want a glissando line to start.

    • Any two notes that you want to join with a glissando line.


      The two notes can be in different voices.

  2. In the Notations toolbox, click Ornaments to show the Ornaments panel.
  3. In the Ornaments panel, click the style of glissando line you want.
    • Glissando (Straight)

    • Glissando (Wavy)


If you selected two notes, the glissando line specified is input between the selected notes.

If you selected a single note, the glissando line specified starts from the selected note and ends at the next note on the staff, even if this crosses rests.

  • You cannot input a glissando line on the last note on a staff.

  • Glissando lines do not automatically adjust around any notes or rests between the selected notes. If glissando text is shown, the text can collide with notes or rests, in which case we recommend that you make further adjustments, such as not showing glissando text for that glissando line.