Master page sets

In Dorico Pro, master pages are provided as parts of master page sets. Master page sets group master page formats together, so there is a master page for all possible situations in your project.

New projects contain the following master page sets by default:

  • Default Full Score: Used for full score and custom score layouts by default.

  • Default Part: Used for part layouts by default.

The default master page sets contain master pages for first (First) and subsequent (Default) pages.

Master page sets also contain flow headings that allow you to show flow titles above the start of each flow automatically, including when they start on the same page as a previous flow. The default master page sets each contain a single flow heading. You can customize the default flow headings and add new ones.

The default master page sets are applied automatically to the appropriate layouts in each new project. You can apply different master page sets to each layout independently. You can also create new master page sets and customize their master pages, and edit the default master page sets as required for the current project.


You can share master pages between master page sets by importing master pages. For example, if you created a new title page master page in the Default Full Score master page set, you can then import it into in the Default Part master page set to use it in part layouts as well.

You can also share master page sets between different projects by exporting and importing them.