I am trying to make a legend page for before my score within Dorico. I usually do this outside by exporting and cutting up pdfs but I though I would give it a go in house. I am afraid I cannot manage it. This is what I need to do.
- Have a completely blank page.
- Add separate text and music frames at will
- Have each music frame be a separate line of music
My workflow is; make a new custom layout.
Add a new empty flow and add it to this layout (nothing will appear other wise).
Add a new phantom player for this layout only.
Add an empty page, not a master page, just a blank one.
Add text frames (no problem)
Add music frame - it says LA, layout frame
Add phantom player to this flow/layout
Input some notes., all good so far…
The confusion starts here… If I add another music frame, it is the repeat of the same flow. If I ‘unlink’ it, now a new master page appears on the right. This cannot be deleted and any attempts to do so will cause a new master page to appear on the right.
There seems to be no way back to the start here. It does seem like the frame and layout tools are immensely powerful in Dorico, but there is also something very confusing in the multiple interactions between Master pages, layouts and flows.
If anyone can point me in the right direction to achieve a blank page with text frames, separate music boxes that bear no relation to each other and do not mess up my existing flows, I would greatly appreciate it.
Thanks in advance,