Inputting ornaments with the panel

You can input ornaments and jazz ornaments using the Ornaments panel, both during step input and by adding them to existing notes.


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


  1. In Write mode, do one of the following:
    • Start note input.

    • Select a single existing note to which you want to add an ornament.

    • Select existing notes across which you want to add a trill.


      You can only add one ornament to one note at a time.

  2. In the Notations toolbox, click Ornaments to show the Ornaments panel.
  3. In the Ornaments panel, click the ornament you want.


During step input, ornaments are input at the caret position. Trills are input with a default duration of a quarter note.

When adding ornaments to existing notes, ornaments are input above the selected note. Trills are input above the first selected note, with an extender line across any subsequent selected notes.