Hiding/Showing chord symbols

You can hide/show chord symbols in the current layout without deleting them.


  1. Select the chord symbols or chord symbol signposts you want to hide/show. You can do this in Write mode and Engrave mode.
  2. In the Properties panel, activate/deactivate Hidden in the Chord Symbols group.


Chord symbols are hidden when the property is activated, and shown when the property is deactivated.

Signposts are shown at the positions of each chord symbol so you can always find them again. However, signposts are not printed by default.

  • If you do not want to show chord symbol signposts, choose View > Signposts > Chord Symbols. Chord symbol signposts are shown when a tick appears beside Chord Symbols in the menu, and hidden when no tick appears.

  • You can assign a key command for Hide/Show Item on the Key Commands page in Preferences, which applies to chord symbols, playing techniques, and time signatures.