If you double-click a metronome marking, you can enter your descriptor prior to the quarter note equal to a bpm value. If you put brackets around the quarter note = to a bpm, you will only see the tempo description. The metronome marking can be found in the 4th pane from the right in the palette.
Here is an excerpt from the Notion 6 User Guide on page 11.33.:
Metronome marks and accel./rit. texts affect the tempo when you play a score: these markings do
not alter performing a score with NTempo (except for Auto-Resume and a few advanced NTempo
markings you add to the NTempo staff). You can place one at the beginning to serve the entire
composition or you can place any number of tempo changes throughout your score.
Without a metronome mark, Notion plays a score at the moderate pace of 90.
Ordinarily, metronome marks appear at the top of a score, which serves most small and
middle-sized orchestrations. But if you write for a large ensemble, we show you on the
next page how to define two or more vertical locations for these marks.
Add a Metronome Mark
To add a metronome mark where there isn’t one:
1. Ensure you are in Edit mode.
>> Press the underline character (Shift + dash), or
>> In the Entry Palette, hover over the third pane from the right and select the option.
» You now have a metronome mark on your Music Cursor, with a default speed of 90.
3. Position the Music Cursor above the staff at the measure you want to start the new tempo.
4. Either click your mouse or press Enter.
» The software displays a temporary text box at this location.
5. Type the speed you want. You also have the option of changing the metronome’s base note value (such as changing
the q to an e, for an eighth note count).
TIP: If you want, you can also type a descriptor (such as Andante or Allegro) at the very beginning of the text box – to
the left of the q=90 text.
6. Either click anywhere outside of the temporary box or press Enter.
Only Show a Descriptor
If you want, you can display just the discriptor (such as Andante or Largo) for viewing and printing – yet set a tempo
for playback. Follow the previous procedure, be sure to add a descriptor text (this can be anything you want: Notion
does not read this text), then add brackets around the actual metronome mark, as in the example below.
Will only display “Lively.”