Inputting frames

You can input frames of any size and shape on pages manually, including on both individual pages and on page templates in the page template editor. You can input music frames, text frames, and graphics frames.


  • The left zone is shown.

  • Frames Frames button is selected in the Engrave toolbox.

  • If you want to input frames on a page template, you have opened the page template in the page template editor.

  • If you want to input frames on empty pages, you have inserted those pages.


  1. In Engrave mode, choose one of the following types of frames in the Insert Frames section of the Frames panel:
    • Insert Music Frame

    • Insert Text Frame

    • Insert Graphics Frame

  2. Click and drag in the music area to input the selected frame type.

    You can draw a frame of any size and shape, as long as it fits within the page margins.


When you release the mouse, the type of frame you chose is input on the page.

After Completing This Task

  • You can change the size/shape of the frame or define its constraints.

  • If you inserted a music frame, you can determine the music or blank staves you want to display in the frame.

  • If you inserted a text frame, you can enter text.

  • If you inserted a graphics frame, you can load a graphics file.