Hiding/Showing text objects

You can hide/show individual text objects. You can do this for the current layout and frame chain only or for all layouts and frame chains. For example, you can show specific text objects in part layouts but hide them in full score layouts.


  • If you are in Engrave mode, Graphic Editing is selected in the Engrave toolbox.

  • You have chosen the appropriate property scope for local properties.


  1. Select the text objects you want to hide, or the signposts of text objects you want to show. You can do this in Write mode and Engrave mode.
  2. In the Properties panel, activate/deactivate Hide in the Text group.


The text objects are hidden when Hide is activated, and shown when it is deactivated. If the property scope was set to Locally, this change only takes effect in the current layout and frame chain.

Signposts are shown at the position of each hidden text object. However, signposts are not printed by default.

  • If you do not want to show text signposts, choose View > Signposts > Text. Text signposts are shown when a tick appears beside Text in the menu, and hidden when no tick appears.

  • You can assign a key command for Hide/Show Item on the Key Commands page in Preferences, which applies to chord symbols, playing techniques, figured bass, text objects, and time signatures.