Hiding/Showing flow headings

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You can hide/show flow headings in each layout independently; for example, if your project only contains a single flow and you only want to show the project title. You can also hide the heading for the first flow but show flow headings for subsequent flows.


  1. Press Ctrl/Cmd-Shift-L to open Layout Options.
  2. In the Layouts list, select the layouts in which you want to hide/show flow headings.

    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 Flows section, choose one of the following options for Show flow headings:
    • Never

    • Not for first flow

    • For all flows

  5. Click Apply, then Close.


Flow headings are shown above the first system in each flow in the selected layouts when you choose For all flows, hidden when you choose Never, and hidden above the first system in the first flow but shown above all other flows when you choose Not for first flow.

They are automatically positioned above each flow and below the preceding flow according to the margins set for each layout.

  • Flow headings only appear in page template music frames, they never appear in layout music frames.

  • Hiding flow headings does not hide the flow title shown at the top of the second page onwards by default. You can change running headers by customizing the Default page template in the corresponding page template set.