Changing the text in running headers in master pages

The Default Part master page set shows the part name at the top left of the first pages in flows, and also shows the part name centered at the top of subsequent pages as a running header.

You can change the text shown in running headers, for example, if you want to include the flow title as well.


  1. In Engrave mode, open a layout in the music area that uses the master page set containing the master page whose running header text you want to change.

    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 Master Pages section of the Pages panel, double-click the master page master page pair whose running header text you want to change.

    The master page editor opens in the music area.

  3. Double-click the header text frame to open the text editor.
  4. Change or delete the header text.

    For example, to show both the part name and the flow title in the header text separated by a dash, enter - {@flowTitle@} after the part name token in the text frame.

  5. Press Esc or Ctrl/Cmd-Return to close the text editor.


The running header text is changed for all layouts that use the selected master page format.


Figure: Token text added to a text frame

Figure: Token text in a part layout