Hiding/Showing enclosures around notes on tablature

You can hide/show enclosures around all chords on tablature that are a half note or longer; that is, durations shown with hollow noteheads on notation staves.


  1. Press Ctrl/Cmd-Shift-E to open Engraving Options.
  2. In the category list, click Tablature.
  3. In the Enclosures section, choose one of the following options for Enclosures for notes and chords longer than a quarter note (crotchet):
    • None

    • Ellipse

    • Rounded rectangle

  4. Click Apply, then Close.


Enclosures are hidden around notes a half note or longer when you choose None, and shown using the corresponding shape when you choose Ellipse or Rounded rectangle.


Figure 1. None
Figure 2. Ellipse
Figure 3. Rounded rectangle