Changing the type and appearance of absolute tempo changes

You can change which components are included in individual absolute tempo changes, and how they appear.


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


  1. Select the absolute tempo marks whose components you want to change. You can do this in Write mode and Engrave mode.
  2. In the Properties panel, activate any of the following properties in the Tempo group:
    • Text shown

    • Metronome mark shown

    • Parenthesized

    • Is approximate

    • Approximate appearance (only available if Is approximate is activated)

    • Show equals sign (only available if Is approximate is activated)


The selected tempo marks are changed to include the corresponding components.


If you have activated none of these properties, no tempo mark is shown in the music. Instead, a signpost indicates the position of the tempo mark.