Changing page margins

You can change the page margins of each layout independently; for example, if you want wider margins for layouts in your project that will be spiral bound.


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

    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, clicking and dragging across multiple layouts, Shift-clicking adjacent layouts, and Ctrl/Cmd-clicking individual layouts.

  3. In the category list, click Page Setup.
  4. In the Page Margins section, choose one of the following options for Page margins:
    • Same: All pages in the selected layouts have the same margins.

    • Different: Left and right pages in the selected layouts can have completely different margins.

    • Mirrored: Left and right pages in the selected layouts use the same margin values but they correspond to the inside/outside edges of pages.

  5. Optional: Change the margins by changing the values in the value fields.
  6. Click Apply, then Close.


The page margins in the selected layouts are changed. Any frames in the selected layouts with fixed constraints are automatically moved or resized as required.


Changing the page size, orientation, and/or page margins can cause frames to appear with different sizes/shapes, depending on their frame constraints.