Changing the page color

You can change the color of pages in each of the different layout types; for example, to help you identify whether you are in a part layout or full score layout, or to make reading the music easier or more comfortable.

By default, full score and custom score layouts have white pages, while part layouts have cream pages.


  1. Press Ctrl/Cmd-, to open Preferences.
  2. In the category list, click Colors.
  3. In the Page Colors section, change the page color for Full score layouts, Part layouts, and/or Custom score layouts in any of the following ways:
    • Click the corresponding color preview and select a color in the dialog that opens.

    • Enter a color code into the corresponding value field.

  4. Click Apply, then Close.


The page color in layouts of the corresponding type is changed in the current project and all future projects you open. This does not affect the resulting page color when exporting or printing layouts.


You can reset page colors back to the default factory settings by clicking Reset for each layout type.