Removing master page overrides

You can remove overrides that you have made to individual pages and return them to the master page format.

Any pages in your layout that contain overrides are shown with a colored triangle in their top left corner in the Pages section of the Pages panel. Master page overrides include changing the size/shape of frames inherited from the master page or flow heading format, inputting extra frames on the page, and inputting a new empty page.

Removing overrides from empty pages deletes them from the layout.


  1. In the music area, open the layout whose master page overrides you want to remove.
  2. Optional: If you want to remove overrides from individual pages, select those pages in the Pages section of the Pages panel.

    You can Shift-click adjacent pages and Ctrl/Cmd-click individual pages.

  3. Remove master page overrides in one of the following ways:
    • To remove overrides from selected pages only, click Remove Overrides in the Pages section action bar.

    • To remove overrides from all pages, right-click in the Pages section of the Pages panel and choose Remove All Page Overrides from the context menu.


Any overrides you made to the master page format are removed from either the selected pages only or from all pages in the layout currently open in the music area. Empty pages that are considered overrides are deleted.

If you removed overrides from selected pages only, any other pages with overrides in the layout are unaffected.