Request: Option to globally erase background for dynamics

Hi Dorico team,

When you have a large score with many dynamics, especially with suffixes, the need to erase their backgrounds in order to avoid collision with barlines might arise. Supposedly it would be part of the Dynamics’ subcategory within the Engraving Options.

For now, as a workaround, I select all and filter the dynamics and then check the box saying “Erase background”, but since the condensed dynamic objects aren’t included in “all” when selecting all, I have to do the painstaking job of selecting them manually anyway.

Do you think this is something worth to consider?

All the best! :slight_smile:


Yes, this is an excellent request. +1.


Highly supported! +1000

I will go farther and say just make Erase Background a global option on all graphical objects.


+1000 !

Just checking, this hasn’t yet been implemented, right?

No, there’s no option in Engraving Options to erase the background around dynamics by default.

is it going to change any time soon? it’s a request many of us raised in the past and there has been no answer.

It’s on our backlog of things we plan to implement in future versions, but I can’t say for sure when it will be implemented.