Text editing

Updated 9 years ago
This page shows old instructions for MuseScore 1.
For MuseScore 4 users, see Text editing.

Double-click on text to enter edit mode:
Sample text in edit mode

In text edit mode, the following commands are available:

  • Ctrl+B (Mac: +B) toggles bold face
  • Ctrl+I (Mac: +I) toggles italic
  • Ctrl+U (Mac: +U) toggles underline
  • move cursor: Home End Left Right
  • Backspace remove character to the left of the cursor
  • Delete remove character to the right of the cursor
  • Return start new line
  • F2 Insert text symbol (see below)

Symbols and special characters

You can use Text Symbols to insert quarter notes, fractions, and other special symbols or characters into your text. In the text toolbar, click on the keyboard icon special-text-symbols-button.png , or hit F2 to open the Text Symbols palette

The Text Symbols palette contains buttons for inserting symbols into the text (e.g. quarter note), or special characters (e.g. copyright symbol).

See also