I did a search of the forum and did not find these questions asked. So please forgive me if they have been asked before and I missed them.
I am redoing a book we published 100% in Sib. Since I have given up on that software 100%, I am rebuilding the entire book from scratch in Dorico. This book has several lessons (2 pages each) and several exercises per page/lesson, along with a brief textual explanation at the beginning of each lesson. There a few musical graphics, but something not too terribly tough to manage.
I create a new custom layout titled “Book Form”. I then switch to Book Form, it looks identical to Full Score as it has the default master page sets applied. I create a new master page set called “Blank for book”. All it has are page numbers and copyright information at the bottom of the page. I select on the page one, and insert a master page change to “Blank for book”. All of the other pages disappear and I see only 1 page with with this new master page applied. Good so far. I add about 40-ish pages since the book is about 40 pages long. Each page appears with red triangle (override present). I create another master page “Lesson Start”, similar to the “Blank for Book”, but this one has a ‘title’ area at the top.
I move to page 4 (first page where music starts, the beginning pages are mostly text I will fill in later). I add the master page change to “lesson start”. It doesn’t show up. I got to remove page overrides (thinking this is what is preventing the change from being seen), and all of the subsequent pages are now missing. I don’t want to add page by page (but if I must, then I must). I realize that I’ll need a “lesson continuation” master page (similar to the default, minimal text etc.). But it got me thinking…
1 - How can I create a “lesson start” and “lesson continuation” and have Dorico use those 2 sets in the same manner that it uses “First” and “Default”?
2 - Why is it when I add blank pages, they all show up with overrides, and then why does removing the override erase all of the pages that were added?
3 - Why does it seem that despite “applying a new master change” that one must then undo the already existent overrides (especially ones on a blank page)? Doesn’t the “apply new master change” take into account that you want to override what’s currently there?
There was a lot more I wanted to ask, but setting up some of this background has made me forget some of the other questions. As I get back to work, and the questions come back up, I will write more of the questions.