Hiding/Showing figured bass figures individually

You can hide/show individual figured bass figures in layouts in which figured bass is shown. You can do this for the current layout and frame chain only or for all layouts and frame chains. However, you cannot show individual figures in layouts where figured bass is hidden.


  • 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 figured bass figures you want to hide, or the signposts of figures you want to show. You can do this in Write mode and Engrave mode.
  2. In the Properties panel, activate/deactivate Hidden in the Figured Bass group.


The selected figured bass figures are hidden when Hidden is activated, and shown when it is deactivated. If the property scope was set to Locally, this change only takes effect in the current layout and frame chain.

Signposts are shown at the position of each hidden figure. However, signposts are not printed by default.

  • If you do not want to show figured bass signposts, choose View > Signposts > Figured Bass. Figured bass signposts are shown when a tick appears beside Figured Bass 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, figured bass, text objects, and time signatures.