Changing the size of chord symbol parentheses

You can change the size of chord symbol parentheses without changing the size of the chord symbols to which they apply; for example, to ensure that parentheses appear the same size on adjacent chord symbols with different heights. 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.

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


  1. Select the parenthesized chord symbols whose parenthesis size you want to change. You can do this in Write mode and Engrave mode.
  2. In the Properties panel, activate Parenthesis scale % in the Chord Symbols group.
  3. Change the value in the value field.

    The scale size is expressed as a percentage of the parenthesis glyph rather than the chord symbol, allowing you to create a consistent parenthesis size regardless of the chord symbol height.


The size of parentheses around the selected chord symbols is changed.


You can change the default height of all chord symbol parentheses project-wide in Engraving Options > Chord Symbols > Parentheses.