Changing the language for instrument names

You can change the language used for the instrument names and instrument change labels of instruments you subsequently add to the project, for example, if you want to recreate a French score. This affects staff labels and instrument change labels.


  1. Press Ctrl/Cmd-Shift-E to open Engraving Options.
  2. Click Language in the category list.
  3. Select the language you want to use for instrument names from the Instrument Names Language menu.
  4. Click Apply, then Close.


The language for all instrument names and prefixes for instrument change labels is changed project-wide.


By default, this only affects instruments you add to the project after changing the language setting. It does not affect any existing instruments in the project unless you reset their names.