Adding flow headings

You can add new flow headings to master page sets. Each master page set can have multiple custom flow headings, but only a single default flow heading.


  1. In the music area, open a layout that uses the master page set to which you want to add flow headings.

    You can also select the master page set from the Current set menu in the Master Pages section of the Pages panel when any layout is open in the music area, but this changes the master page set applied to the layout.

  2. In the Pages panel, click New Flow Heading in the Flow Headings action bar to open the New Flow Heading dialog.
  3. Enter a name for the new flow heading into the Name field.
  4. Select the existing flow heading on which you want to base the new flow heading from the Based on menu.
    • Flow headings based on existing flow headings retain a link to the Based on flow heading. Any changes you make to frames shared between the flow headings affect both flow headings, for example, changing the text in an existing text frame. Deleting frames and inputting new ones breaks this link.

    • Selecting (None) always creates a flow heading without any formatting but the page margins.

  5. Choose one of the following flow heading types for your new flow heading:
    • Default

    • Custom


    If you select Default, the new flow heading replaces that existing default flow heading, as each master page set can only have a single default flow heading.

    If you want to create a new flow heading without replacing any existing flow headings, choose Custom.

  6. Click OK to save your changes and close the dialog.


A new flow heading of the selected type is added to the selected master page set.

After Completing This Task

You can customize your new flow heading. You can apply flow headings to individual pages in layouts that use the master page set to which they belong.