Changing the design of time signatures

You can change the design of time signatures in each layout independently, including changing the font style used for them, for example, if you want to use a plain font for time signatures in full score layouts but the standard time signature font in part layouts.


  1. Press Ctrl/Cmd-Shift-L to open Layout Options.
  2. In the Layouts list, select the layouts in which you want to change the design of time signatures.

    By default, the layout currently open in the music area is selected when you open the dialog. You can select other layouts by using the selection options in the action bar, Shift-clicking adjacent layouts, and Ctrl/Cmd-clicking individual layouts.

  3. Click Time Signatures in the category list.
  4. Choose one of the following options for Time signature design:
    • Normal

    • Narrow, serif

    • Narrow, sans serif

    • Plain font

  5. Click Apply, then Close.


The design of time signatures in the selected layouts is changed. If you choose Plain font, time signatures use a different font style than the one used for the other options.