Changing the global level for pedal lines

You can change the global level for individual sustain pedal lines and show the level as a prefix before the pedal line start sign, such as “1/2 Ped.”. For example, to indicate a pianist should only half depress the sustain pedal throughout a piece.

By default, the global level of sustain pedal lines is fully depressed.


  • 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 pedal lines whose global level you want to change.
  2. In the Properties panel, activate Global level in the Pedal Lines group.
  3. Select one of the following options from the menu:
    • 1/8

    • 1/4

    • 1/2

    • 3/4


The global level for the selected pedal lines is changed and the selected level appears as a prefix before their start signs.


Level prefixes do not appear for pedal lines with hook start signs.


Figure 1. Pedal line with default fully depressed pedal level
Figure 2. Pedal line with half depressed pedal level