Hiding/Showing noteheads

You can hide/show the noteheads of individual notes with any notehead design; for example, if you want to indicate the exact durations of glissando lines using stems without noteheads.


  • 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 notes whose noteheads you want to hide.
  2. In the Properties panel, activate/deactivate Hide notehead in the Notes and Rests group.


The selected noteheads are hidden when Hide notehead is activated, and shown when it is deactivated.

This also hides rhythm dots, provided all noteheads represented by consolidated rhythm dots are hidden, but does not affect the visibility of accidentals or ledger lines.

Hidden noteheads are included in note spacing calculations as if they were shown.


Figure 1. Noteheads shown
Figure 2. Middle noteheads hidden