Adding text to playing techniques

You can add text to playing techniques after they have been input; for example, to clarify the intention of the playing technique. You can do this for the current layout and frame chain only, or for all layouts and frame chains.


These steps do not apply to pedal lines.


  • The lower zone is shown.

  • Properties is selected in the lower zone toolbar.

  • If you are in Engrave mode, Graphic Editing Graphic Editing button is selected in the Engrave toolbox.

  • You have chosen the appropriate property scope for local properties.


  1. Select the playing techniques to which you want to add text. You can do this in Write mode and Engrave mode.
  2. In the Properties panel, activate Suffix in the Playing Techniques group.
  3. Enter the text you want into the value field.
  4. Press Return.


The text you entered is added to the selected playing techniques and appears after them. If the property scope was set to Locally, this change only takes effect in the current layout and frame chain.


Figure 1. Playing techniques without suffixes
Figure 2. Suffixes added to playing techniques