Changing the erasure padding of chord symbols

You can change the erasure padding of individual chord symbols, including changing the padding between chord symbols and each edge of their erased areas independently. You can do this for the current layout and frame chain only or for all layouts and frame chains.

Prerequisite

  • 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.

Procedure

  1. In Engrave mode, select the chord symbols whose erasure padding you want to change.
  2. In the Properties panel, activate the Erasure padding properties, individually or together, in the Chord Symbols group.
    • L changes the padding between chord symbols and their left edge.

    • R changes the padding between chord symbols and their right edge.

    • T changes the padding between chord symbols and their top edge.

    • B changes the padding between chord symbols and their bottom edge.

  3. Change the values in the value fields.

Result

Increasing the values increases the padding, decreasing the values decreases the padding. If the property scope was set to Locally, this change only takes effect in the current layout and frame chain.

Tip

You can change the default erasure padding of all chord symbols project-wide in Engraving Options > Chord Symbols > Design. However, this does not allow you to change the padding of each edge independently.