• Jun 18, 2024 - 17:38

To Whom it May Concern,

It would be very helpful to have the option to customize a header and footer that appears ONLY on the first page of a score, as this is a nearly ubiquitous feature of modern sheet music, particularly in the choral world. Thank you for all you do. I LOVE MuseScore Studio.


Along that line, I would like the ability to omit individual sections of the Header and Footer from the first page.

In my current project, I need content in all three sections of the Header, and I need a page number on the first page. Unfortunately, the left and center Header content overlaps my first page title area, so I have had to find a manual solution for the first page. (This is a compilation, so a song might start on page 17, for example).

In reply to by daveburkevt

Thanks for the suggestion!

Yes, I'm handling the copyright information in the Footer center section that way as well. Unfortunately, the content I want to put in my Header center section doesn't have any controls like $c or $p.

My problem is page numbers -- my Musescore file starts on page 7. It is one song in a compilation, and is listed in the Table of Contents. So, I'd like to have a page number on the first page as well as on the other pages.

Musescore can do that, but I also want to put the song title in the Header ($:workTitle:), with alternate Odd/Even page numbers in the Header. The reader's eye then gets to see both the Song title and the Page number at the top.

Unfortunately, using $:workTitle: on all pages means that the Header title appears on page 1 above the special First Page title. And that's ugly.

I could put the page number in the Footer along with the copyright information, but I think it's harder for the reader. And, I'm also using one of the side slots for version number.

So, I'd like more control over the individual sections of the Header / Footer as they appear on the First Page.

My workaround is to manually add the page number to the First Page.

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