Flow headings

Flow headings allow you to show the titles of flows immediately above their first system automatically. They function like templates, in much the same way as master pages, allowing the same flow heading formatting to be applied to multiple flows in different layouts.

Flow headings exist as part of master page sets. By default, Dorico for iPad provides one flow heading in each master page set, which contains tokens to display the flow number and flow title; in a new project, this appears as “1. Flow 1”. This is used automatically for all flow headings. In Dorico for iPad, you cannot edit flow headings or create new ones; this is only available in Dorico Pro.

Flow headings are automatically inserted inside music frames above the first system of the flow to which they apply, meaning they do not have a fixed vertical position on the page like other frames and follow the music if it moves. They also occupy vertical space within music frames. You can change the margins for the space above and below flow headings.

Figure 1. A flow heading above the third flow in a part layout

Changing individual flow headings in layouts is considered a master page override in Dorico for iPad. This includes, for example, deleting a token from a flow heading. Pages with master page overrides are not automatically deleted, even if they are empty because the layout became shorter.

Video tutorial about flow headings (English)