Adding modifiers to existing dynamics

You can add modifiers both before and after dynamics after they have been input; for example, if you want to add “sim.” instead of repeating dynamics across multiple phrases.


  • 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.


  1. Select the dynamics to which you want to add modifiers. You can do this in Write mode and Engrave mode.
  2. In the Properties panel, activate the following properties, individually or together, in the Dynamics group:
    • To add modifiers before dynamics, activate Prefix.

    • To add modifiers after dynamics, activate Suffix.

  3. Enter the text you want to add into the corresponding value field.
  4. Press Return.


The text you entered is added to the selected dynamics as a modifier. Text entered into the Prefix field appears before immediate dynamics, while text entered into the Suffix field appears after immediate dynamics.

Modifiers appear below hairpins placed below the staff and above hairpins placed above the staff, and are aligned with the start of the hairpin.

Deactivating the properties removes the corresponding modifiers from the selected dynamics.


Deactivating properties permanently deletes any custom text entered.

After Completing This Task

If you added modifiers to hairpins, you can show them centered inside the hairpins.