Erasing the background of playing techniques

You can erase the background of individual playing techniques; for example, to ensure they remain legible when crossing barlines. You can do this for the current layout and frame chain only, or for all layouts and frame chains.


  • The lower zone is shown.

  • Properties is selected in the lower zone toolbar.

  • Graphic Editing Graphic Editing button is selected in the Engrave toolbox.

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


  1. In Engrave mode, select the playing techniques whose backgrounds you want to erase.
  2. In the Properties panel, activate Erase background in the Playing Techniques group.


The backgrounds of the selected playing techniques are erased. If the property scope was set to Locally, this change only takes effect in the current layout and frame chain.

Deactivating Erase background returns the selected playing techniques to the default non-erased background.


Figure 1. Text playing technique with non-erased background
Figure 2. Text playing technique with erased background

After Completing This Task

You can change the padding between playing techniques and each edge of their erased areas.