Changing the font used for fingerings project-wide

By default, fingerings are drawn in a bold, Arabic font that is similar in appearance to the digits in time signatures. You can change the font used for all fingerings project-wide, which affects the appearance of fingering numbers, parentheses, brackets, and open string indicators that appear as zero fingerings.


  1. Press Ctrl/Cmd-Shift-E to open Engraving Options.
  2. In the category list, click Fingering.
  3. In the Design section, choose one of the following options for Fingering appearance:
    • Bold font

    • Plain font

  4. Click Apply, then Close.


The font style used for fingerings and open string indicators that appear as zero fingerings project-wide is changed.

  • The font used for thumb indicator, substitution lines and slurs, and brass valve separators is not changed.

  • You can edit different aspects of the font styles used for fingerings in the Edit Font Styles dialog.

    • Bold fingerings use Fingering Font.

    • Plain fingerings use Fingering Text Font.