Editing cue label text

You can override the text shown in cue labels individually. For example, if two instruments are playing in unison, you can change the cue label that shows the name of one of the instruments to include both instrument names.

You can also show additional labels at the ends of individual cues, even if your project-wide setting is to show no additional labels.


  • 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 cue labels whose text you want to edit. You can do this in Write mode and Engrave mode.
  2. In the Properties panel, activate the following properties, individually or together, in the Cues group:
    • Start text

    • End text

  3. Enter the text you want to be shown in the corresponding cue labels into each value field.

    For example, to indicate that two violinists are playing the same material but an octave apart, you might enter Vln.I & Vln.II coll’ottava in the value field for Start text.

  4. Press Return.


The cue labels of the selected cues are changed to show the text you entered.

Deactivating the properties returns the corresponding cue labels of the selected cues to their default text.


Deactivating properties permanently deletes any custom text entered.