Inputting frames

You can input frames of any size and shape on pages manually, including on both individual pages and on master pages in the master page editor. You can input music frames, text frames, and graphics frames.


  • The left panel is shown.

  • If you want to input frames on a master page, you have opened the master page in the master page editor.

  • If you want to input frames on empty pages, you have inserted those pages.


  1. In the Engrave toolbox, click Frames to show the Frames panel.
  2. In the Insert Frames section, choose one of the following types of frames:
    • Insert Music Frame

    • Insert Text Frame

    • Insert Graphics Frame

  3. Click and drag in the music area to input the selected frame type.

    You can draw a frame of any size and shape, as long as it fits within the page margins.


When you release the mouse, the type of frame you chose is input on the page.

After Completing This Task

  • You can change the size/shape of the frame or define its constraints.

  • If you inserted a music frame, you can determine the music or blank staves you want to display in the frame. If you inserted a text frame, you can enter text. If you inserted a graphics frame, you can load a graphics file.