Project window in Write mode

The project window in Write mode contains toolboxes and panels with the tools and functions required to write your music.

You can switch to Write mode in any of the following ways:

  • Press Cmd-2.

  • In the toolbar, click Write.

Toolboxes and zones in Write mode

The following panels and toolboxes are available in Write mode:

  1. Notes toolbox

    Contains tools that affect note input and editing. Allows you to hide/show the left zone and lower zone.

    The Notes panel in the left zone provides the note durations, accidentals, and articulations that are most commonly used during note input.

  2. Edit Notes Overlay

    Contains options for changing the pitch, rhythmic position, and duration of selected notes, both during note input and for existing notes.

  3. Secondary toolbar

    Contains navigation and edit options, such as Copy, Paste, and Delete. Allows you to access the context menu and View Options dialog.

  4. Notations toolbox

    Contains either panel or popover buttons, depending on whether Panels Panels button or Popovers Popovers button is active.

    Allows you to show panels for different notations in the right zone, open popovers, and input certain items directly, such as rehearsal marks and text.

  5. Lower zone

    Can display different panels, according to the current selection in the lower zone toolbar. Panels in the lower zone include the Properties panel, which allows you to make individual modifications to the currently selected notes and notations, and the Keyboard panel, which allows you to input notes.


    If the property scope is set to Locally, changing local properties only affects the current layout and frame chain. You can set the property scope to Globally if you want subsequent changes to local properties to affect all layouts and frame chains.