Editing instrument change label text individually

You can override the text shown in instrument change labels individually; for example, if you want to show the full instrument name in the first instrument change label in the flow.


  • The lower zone is shown.

  • Properties is selected in the lower zone toolbar.


  1. In Engrave mode, select the instrument change labels whose text you want to edit.
  2. In the Properties panel, activate Custom text in the Instrument Changes group.
  3. Enter the text you want to appear in the instrument change labels into the value field.
  4. Press Return.
  5. Optional: Activate/Deactivate Hide prefix.


The selected instrument change labels are changed to show the text you entered. If you activated Hide prefix, the prefix is hidden.

Deactivating Custom text returns the corresponding instrument change labels to their default text.

  • Deactivating properties permanently deletes any custom text entered.

  • You can change the default instrument change label prefix and whether instrument change labels show full or short instrument names by default in each layout independently.