Applying master page sets to layouts

You can change the master page set used by each layout in your project, for example, if you want a custom score layout to use the Default Part master page set because that set shows the layout name on the first page.

By default, full score and custom score layouts use the Default Full Score master page set and part layouts use the Default Part master page set.


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


  1. Press Ctrl/Cmd-Shift-L to open Layout Options.
  2. In the Layouts list, select the layouts whose master page set you want to change.

    By default, the layout currently open in the music area is selected when you open the dialog. You can select other layouts by using the selection options in the action bar, Shift-clicking adjacent layouts, and Ctrl/Cmd-clicking individual layouts.

  3. Click Page Setup in the category list.
  4. In the Master Page section, select the master page set you want from the Master page set menu.
  5. Click Apply, then Close.


The selected master page set is applied to the selected layouts.


You can also change the master page in Engrave mode by selecting it from the Current set menu in the Master Pages section of the Pages panel. This automatically updates the layout option but only for the layout currently open in the music area.

After Completing This Task

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