Erasing the background of dynamics

You can erase the background of individual dynamics, for example, to ensure dynamics remain legible when crossing barlines. You can do this for the current layout and frame chain only or for all layouts and frame chains.


  • Graphic Editing is selected in the Engrave toolbox.

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


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


The backgrounds of the selected dynamics are erased. If the property scope was set to Locally, this change only takes effect in the current layout and frame chain.

Deactivating Erase background returns the selected dynamics to the default non-erased background.


This does not affect stems crossed by hairpins.


Figure 1. Dynamic with non-erased background
Figure 2. Dynamic with erased background

After Completing This Task

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