Showing enclosures/underlines on fingerings

You can show individual fingerings belonging to non-fretted instruments with either a circle enclosure or an underline.


These steps only apply to non-fretted instruments. For fretted instruments, you can instead show string indicators inside the staff, which are shown in a circle enclosure.


  • The lower zone is shown.

  • Properties is selected in the lower zone toolbar.

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


  1. In Engrave mode, select the fingerings on which you want to show an enclosure/underline.
  2. In the Properties panel, activate Decoration in the Fingering and Positions group.
  3. Choose one of the following options:
    • Circle

    • Underline


The selected fingerings are shown with the chosen decoration.


You can find options that determine the default design of all fingering decorations project-wide, such as their line thickness, in Engraving Options > Fingering > Design > Advanced Options.


Figure 1. Fingering with circle
Figure 2. Fingering with underline