The most common types of accidentals are provided in the Accidentals toolbar above the score and in the Accidentals palette in the basic workspace. A more comprehensive range can be found in the Accidentals palette in the advanced workspace.
Accidentals are automatically added to a note, as appropriate, when you increase or decrease its pitch:
To add either (i) a double flat or double sharp, (ii) a courtesy (also known as cautionary or reminder) accidental, or (iii) a non-standard accidental, use one of the following options:
If you wish to add parentheses to a cautionary accidental, use one of the following:
If you later change the pitch of a note with cursor keys, manual settings to the accidental are removed.
If required, accidentals can be deleted by clicking on them and pressing Del.
To change the enharmonic spelling of a note, or notes, in both written and concert pitch views:
To change the enharmonic spelling in the written pitch view, without affecting the concert pitch view, or vice versa:
Note: If the pitches of selected notes are not all the same, the effect may be unpredictable.