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The editor sidebar

Our editor’s sidebar, which appears to the left of your notation, is the main place you’ll find all the ways of making edits to your music.


At the top of the sidebar, you’ll find our powerful search feature. See here for more info.

Below the search, you’ll see many icons. Each one of these lets you set a certain type of notation on your selection.

Navigating through sidebar panels

The leftmost column of icons in the sidebar lets you switch between panels:


Each panel has a theme. We’ve organized things in a way that we hope is intuitive and helpful. The panels are:

  • Note basics
  • Bar
  • Notations
  • Repeats
  • Tablature
  • Dynamics
  • Performance
  • Text
  • Engraving

Icon colors

The sidebar icons react to whatever notes/rests you’ve selected, helping you understand what is and isn’t currently possible to notate.

For example, here we’ve selected a single note. The “Toggle arpeggio upward” and “Toggle arpeggio downward” icons appear in lighter gray, because those notations aren’t possible on the current selection:


Given that the note is performed by itself — i.e., it’s not a chord — it wouldn’t make sense to arpeggiate it.

Similarly, if you’ve selected multiple notes and they use different notations, then the sidebar icons might have a dashed background. This tells you that, among your selected notes, the notation applies to some, but not all of the selection:


In the above example, two notes are selected but only one of them has a down-bow marking — so the down-bow icon has a dashed background.