Hiding/Showing combined dynamic separators

You can hide/show different separators in combined dynamics individually, independently of your project-wide setting. For example, if you want to separate some dynamics with slashes. You can do this for the current layout and frame chain only, or for all layouts and frame chains.

By default, only combined dynamics with at least one mezzo dynamic in the pair, such as -, show a separator.


  • The lower zone is shown.

  • Properties is selected in the lower zone toolbar.

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

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


  1. Select the combined dynamics whose separator you want to hide/show. You can do this in Write mode and Engrave mode.
  2. In the Properties panel, activate Separator shown in the Dynamics group.
  3. Activate/Deactivate the corresponding checkbox.
  4. Optional: If you showed separators, activate Separator and select one of the following options from the menu:
    • Hyphen

    • Colon

    • Space

    • Slash


Separators are shown when the Separator shown checkbox is activated, and hidden when it is deactivated. The separator shown follows your selection for Separator. If the property scope was set to Locally, this change only takes effect in the current layout and frame chain.

When Separator shown and Separator are deactivated, combined dynamic separators follow your project-wide settings.


You can change the default separator for combined dynamics and whether separators are shown for all combined dynamics or only mezzo combined dynamics project-wide on the Dynamics page in Engraving Options.