Importing master pages

You can import individual master pages into the current master page set from other master page sets in the project, for example, if you created a custom title page master page for your full score and also want to use it in the part layouts.


If you want to import a master page from or to a master page set not currently in the project, you have imported that master page set.


  1. In the music area, open a layout that uses the master page set into which you want to import master pages.

    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 Pages panel, click Import Master Page in the Master Pages action bar to open the Import Master Page dialog.
  3. Select the master page set that contains the master page you want to import from the Master page set menu.
  4. Select the master page you want to import in the Master page to import list.

    You can only select and import a single master page at a time.

  5. Click OK to import the selected master page and close the dialog.


The selected master page is imported into the master page set used in the layout currently open in the music area. It becomes available in all layouts using that master page set.

If you import a First or Default master page, the imported master page replaces that existing master page, as each master page set can only have a single first and default master page.

Music frames on imported master pages are automatically assigned to their own frame chain, regardless of the frame chain to which they were originally assigned in their source master page set.


Any subsequent changes you make to the master page are not automatically reflected in other master page sets into which you imported it. You can reimport master pages if you made changes in one master page set that you want to appear in all master page sets that include the master page.

After Completing This Task

  • You can change the frame chains to which music frames are assigned on imported master pages.

  • You can assign master pages to individual pages in layouts that use their master page set.