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Is there a way to create a notehead with 0% opacity and always hide ledger lines? It's annoying to have to do this in the properties every time. Am I missing something with setting properties "globally", perhaps?

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I think the hiding ledger lines probably has to be done to individual notes, but the invisible notehead part you can make easier by creating a headless notehead set.

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The problem with a headless notehead set is that there doesn't seem to be an option to set the notehead to 0% opacity. (Is there?) Using nothing as the notehead then creates an issue when trying to select the note, which is why I preferred setting the opacity.

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In Daniel's steps that I linked to, he uses the technique of entering empty text spaces as the notehead, which a number of users have used as it leaves something you can select later. It's up to you which method you prefer of course :)

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My mistake. I should've read in detail.

Not sure which I prefer, as it's still difficult to select the notes. The issue is that I typically use this in conjunction with glissandi and the glissando line is often easier to select. Anyway, I do wish opacity and hiding stems and ledger lines could be globally selected for note sets. Thank you for responding.

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Dear afewnotes,
Maybe you should explore the record macro feature. Its result is usermacro (on my mac it's not far from my own keycommand.json, in the user library /application support /Steinberg /Dorico 3.5), and if you change the name, it will remain in the macro menu.
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Select all the notes you wish to hide then change the opacity to 0, if I understand your problem.
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