Hiding/Showing clefs

You can hide/show individual clefs in layouts of any transposition; for example, if some clef changes are only necessary in full scores to avoid ledger lines. You can do this for the current layout and frame chain only, or for all layouts and frame chains.


  • 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.

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


  1. Select the clefs you want to hide, or the signposts of clefs you want to show. You can do this in Write mode and Engrave mode.
  2. In the Properties panel, activate/deactivate Hide in the Clefs group.


The selected clefs are hidden when Hide is activated, and shown when it is deactivated. If the property scope was set to Locally, this change only takes effect in the current layout and frame chain.

Signposts are shown at the position of each hidden clef. However, signposts are not printed by default.

  • You can hide/show clef signposts by choosing View > Signposts > Clefs.

  • You can assign a key command for Hide/Show Item on the Key Commands page in Preferences.