Showing lyrics in italics

You can show individual lyrics in an italic font without changing their font style, lyric type, or staff-relative placement. You can do this for the current layout and frame chain only or for all layouts and frame chains.


You have chosen the appropriate property scope for local properties.


  1. Select the lyrics you want to show in an italic font. You can do this in Write mode and Engrave mode.
  2. In the Properties panel, activate Italic in the Lyrics group.


The selected lyrics are shown in an italic font. If the property scope was set to Locally, this change only takes effect in the current layout and frame chain.


If you want to show lyrics in an italic font because they are intended to be either chorus lyrics or translation lyrics, you can change their lyric type instead.