Parentheses around continued ottava lines

• Aug 11, 2016 - 00:25

I have someone that is proofreading piano solos that I've notated in musescore. She has requested that I put parentheses around the '8' in the ottava line when the line extends to a new system. Is there some way to do this? I've searched and haven't been able to come up with anything. I did find parentheses in the master palate but it's for the 8va sign, not the '8' at the beginning of the ottava line.
Thanks in advance,


In reply to by ShoshanaM

There is no way to apply those changes to all ottavas at once (in MuseScore 2, anyway; if #118086: Eliminate most "Properties" dialogs in favor of Inspector for MuseScore 3 goes through, you'll be able to make this change in the Inspector and apply it to all selected ottavas in MuseScore 3). However, you can create a custom workspace with this edited ottava in the Lines palette. See

To make the change "permanent":

Create an ottava, right-click and select Line Properties then add the brackets around 8 in the Text box of the "continue" part. Now [Ctrl][Shift]-drag this line to a custom palette. Next time you need a similar ottava, select from that palette.

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