Text frames

Text frames allow you to display text, including tokens, on pages independently of rhythmic positions in the score.

You can open the text editor for individual frames in any of the following ways:

  • Activate Frames in the Formatting panel, select the text frame, and press Return.


    You can switch between selecting a frame handle and the whole frame by pressing Tab.

  • Double-click within the text frame.


By default on the first page in part layouts, there are four text frames at the top of the page. These frames display the layout name, the project title, the project lyricist, and the project composer.

Figure 1. Text frames on the first page in a piano part layout, with the project title frame selected

Adding text frames to pages individually, and not on a master page, is considered a master page override, which is a type of page format change.