Hiding/Showing condensed music colors

You can show notes and rests on condensed staves in gray to help you identify condensed music. Condensed music cannot be selected or edited directly.

Condensed music colors are considered annotations and are not printed by default.


Condensed music colors only appear in layouts where condensing is enabled.


  • Choose View > Note And Rest Colors > Condensed Music.


Notes and rests on condensed staves appear gray when a tick appears beside Condensed Music in the menu, and black when no tick appears.


Figure 1. Condensing colors shown, causing notes and rests to appear black on the uncondensed piccolo staff and gray on the condensed Flutes 1-2 staff.