Thanks for your quick reply pianoleo!
I still don’t get why this would be the expected behaviour.
I tried the following:
I also added another music frames to the -Default Master Page- (so it’s 2 music frames on both pages)
Now surprisingly it pops back and the first page is the -First Master Page- again!
Then changing the -First Master Page- to 3 music frames, then it displays (again) the -Default Master Page- instead of the -First-.
When also changing the -Default Master Page- to 3 music frames, it pops back to using the -First Master Page-.
One might not call this a bug, but it seems quite inconsistent in my opinion.
Why would the amount of music frames need to be equal on both -First- and -Default-? What is the actual -mismatch in the main MA frame chain- as mentioned in the post you attached? Thanks!
If the Master Frame Chain doesn’t appear on the Master Page, Dorico can’t use that Master Page. How would it know what to fill the music frames with?
It’s not about the number of music frames on the page, it’s to do with what’s selected in the dropdown menu in the top left corner of each of those music frames.
The -Master Frame Chain- does appear on all -Master Pages- and is properly named and numbered in the dropdown menu.
There definitely is a relationship to the number of music frames, hence the behaviour I described before.
It even occurs when changing the number of frames on the -Default Master Page- to not equal to the -First Master Page-
(in other words; even when not changing anything on the -First Master Page-)
One might call this normal behaviour, I would call it a bug. It is illogical that the number of music frames influences this and one can not have different amounts of music frames without resorting to -Master Page Change- overwrites (which entails changing every individual layout), whilst equal amounts are fine.
Are you saying you have different master music frames, MA and MB? If so, the music frame must be represented in both the first and default master pages. Dorico needs to have a place for it to go if it exceeds the first page.
I don’t know what your particular use case is here, but I wonder if it’s really necessary to use a Master frame. Why not just use a layout frame?
It is intentional that Dorico expects the same number of frames in each frame chain on both the ‘First’ and ‘Default’ master pages, but in hindsight I agree that this is unnecessarily restrictive, and we’ll work to relax that restriction in a future version.