Properties panel

The Properties panel in Write mode provides options that allow you to edit individual notes and notations, such as by changing their appearance or position. It is located in the lower zone at the bottom of the window in Write mode.

  • You can show the Properties panel by showing the lower zone, then clicking Properties in the lower zone toolbar.

The Properties panel contains a group of properties for each notation item. When you select a note or item in the music area, the Properties panel displays the groups and options that you might require to edit the selected note or item. If there are more available groups than can fit in the panel simultaneously, you can scroll to the right/left along the displayed groups.

  • If you select multiple different types of notation items, only the groups that they have in common are displayed. For example, if you select a slur, the Common and Slurs groups are displayed in the Properties panel. However, if you select a slur and a note, only the Common group is displayed.

  • If the property scope is set to Locally, changing local properties only affects the current layout and frame chain. You can set the property scope to Globally if you want subsequent changes to local properties to affect all layouts and frame chains. You can also copy property changes to other layouts and frame chains later.

  • You can only change the properties of complete notes and items. For example, you can only change the line style of whole pedal lines, even if they extend across multiple systems.

  • You can activate properties by clicking their activation switch or property name.

Figure 1. Properties panel in Write mode, filtered by a search term

The Properties panel toolbar contains the following options:


Allows you to filter properties according to your entry.

Show (active status)

Allows you to filter properties according to their activated status.

  • Active: Shows only activated properties.

  • All: Shows all properties.

Show (property scope)

Allows you to filter properties according to their property scope.

  • Local Only: Shows only local properties.

  • Global Only: Shows only global properties.

  • All: Shows all properties.

Set local properties

Allows you to change the scope of subsequent local properties you change.

  • Locally: Local properties only take effect locally.

  • Globally: Local properties take effect globally.