Showing consecutive hairpins as continuous

You can show two or more consecutive hairpins of the same direction that are separated by immediate dynamics as a single hairpin that continues through any immediate dynamics; for example, to indicate that you want a single smooth change in dynamic rather than multiple separate ones. You can do this for the current layout and frame chain only, or for all layouts and frame chains.


  • The hairpins are grouped together.

  • The lower zone is shown.

  • Properties is selected in the lower zone toolbar.

  • Graphic Editing Graphic Editing button is selected in the Engrave toolbox.

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


  1. In Engrave mode, select at least one of the hairpins in each group that you want to show as continuous.
  2. In the Properties panel, activate Hairpin shown as continuation in the Dynamics group.
  3. Activate the corresponding checkbox.


Consecutive hairpins of the same direction in the selected groups appear as a single continuous hairpin. If the property scope was set to Locally, this change only takes effect in the current layout and frame chain.


You can change whether or not all consecutive hairpins of the same direction separated by immediate dynamics appear as continuous by default in Engraving Options > Dynamics > Gradual Dynamics > Hairpins.


Figure 1. Hairpin not shown as continuation
Figure 2. Hairpin shown as continuation