Changing the size of accidentals

You can change the size of accidentals individually without changing the size of the noteheads to which they apply; for example, to show editorial accidentals at a smaller size than normal accidentals. You can do this for the current layout and frame chain only, or for all layouts and frame chains.


  • The lower zone is shown.

  • Properties is selected in the lower zone toolbar.

  • Graphic Editing Graphic Editing button is selected in the Engrave toolbox.

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


  1. In Engrave mode, select the accidentals whose size you want to change.
  2. In the Properties panel, activate Accidental scale in the Notes and Rests group.
  3. Change the value in the value field.
  4. Press Return.


The scale size of the selected accidentals is changed. For example, changing the value to 50 scales the selected accidentals to half their normal size. If the property scope was set to Locally, this change only takes effect in the current layout and frame chain.