Creating flow headings

You can create new flow headings within page template sets. Each page template set can contain a single Default and multiple Custom flow headings.


  • The right zone is shown.

  • You have created or imported any page template sets to which you want to add new flow headings.


  1. In Engrave mode, open a layout that uses the page template set to which you want to add flow headings.

    You can also select the page template set from the Current set menu in the Page Templates section of the Pages panel when any layout is open in the music area; however, this changes the page template set applied to the layout.

  2. In the Pages panel, click New Flow Heading in the Flow Headings action bar to open the New Flow Heading dialog.
  3. Enter a name for the new flow heading into the Name field.
  4. Select the existing flow heading on which you want to base the new flow heading from the Based on menu.
    • Flow headings based on existing flow headings are linked to the Based on flow heading. Any changes you make to frames shared between the flow headings affect both flow headings; for example, changing the text in an existing text frame. Deleting frames and inputting new ones breaks this link.

    • Selecting (None) always creates a flow heading without any formatting but the page margins.

  5. Choose one of the following flow heading types for your new flow heading:
    • Default

    • Custom


    If you select Default, the new flow heading replaces the existing Default flow heading, as each page template set can only have a single Default flow heading.

    If you want to create a new flow heading without replacing any existing flow headings, choose Custom.

  6. Click OK to save your changes and close the dialog.


A new flow heading of the selected type is added to the page template set applied to the layout open in the music area.

After Completing This Task

  • You can customize your new flow heading.

  • You can assign flow headings to individual pages.