Erasing the background of text objects

You can erase the background of individual text and system text objects, for example, to ensure the text remains legible when crossing barlines.


Graphic Editing is selected in the Engrave toolbox.


  1. In Engrave mode, select the text objects whose backgrounds you want to erase.
  2. In the Properties panel, activate Erase background in the Text group.


The backgrounds of the selected text objects erase whatever is behind them.

  • You can show borders on text objects in addition to erasing their background.

  • Deactivating Erase background returns the selected text objects to the default non-erased background.


Figure: Text with non-erased background

Figure: Text with erased background

After Completing This Task

You can change the padding between text objects and each edge of their erased areas.