Changing the alignment of dynamics relative to noteheads

Immediate dynamics, such as and , are usually horizontally aligned with the optical center of noteheads. However, you can change the horizontal alignment of immediate dynamics individually, independently of your project-wide setting. You can do this for the current layout and frame chain only or for all layouts and frame chains.


  • If you are in Engrave mode, Graphic Editing is selected in the Engrave toolbox.

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


  1. Select the dynamics whose alignment relative to noteheads you want to change. You can do this in Write mode and Engrave mode.
  2. In the Properties panel, activate Text alignment in the Dynamics group.
  3. Choose one of the following options:
    • Align optical center with notehead

    • Left-align with notehead

    • Align optical center with left of notehead


The alignment of the selected immediate dynamics is changed. If the property scope was set to Locally, this change only takes effect in the current layout and frame chain.


You can change the default alignment of all immediate dynamics relative to noteheads project-wide in the Horizontal Position section of the Dynamics page in Engrave > Engraving Options.