Activating/Deactivating instrument filters

You can activate/deactivate instrument filters at any time in each layout independently. For example, if you want to show only woodwind staves whilst working on the woodwind section.


  • You are in galley view.

  • The instrument filter overlay is shown.

  • You have added the instrument filters you want to use.


  1. In Write mode, open the layout in which you want to activate/deactivate instrument filters.
  2. In the instrument filter overlay, click Filter .
    Figure 1. Filter when activated
    Figure 2. Filter when deactivated
  3. Optional: If you activated instrument filters, select the instrument filter you want to use from the menu.


Instrument filters are activated/deactivated. When instrument filters are active, dashed lines are shown at the vertical positions of hidden staves and you can only select and edit music on visible staves.

  • You can also activate/deactivate and select instrument filters from the Write > Instrument Visibility menu.

  • You can assign a key command for Use Instrument Filter on the Key Commands page in Preferences.

  • You can assign key commands for up to ten instrument filter presets on the Key Commands page in Preferences. The instruments filtered by these commands vary in each layout and project.