Handling rests

With polyphonic voices, you often get more rest symbols than desired.

  • If a voice does not need any rests at all, you can deactivate rests separately for this voice on the Polyphonic tab of the Staff page in the Score Settings dialog.

  • If you only need rests from one voice on a staff, activate Rests–Center for that voice (this is done in the same dialog). If two or more voices have rests, deactivate Rests–Center. The program then automatically makes sure the rests do not “collide” in the score, by adjusting their vertical position.

  • To hide rests in empty bars, you can open the “Reduce Rests” pop-up menu and select “All”. If you only want whole rests to be hidden, select “Whole rests only”.

  • You can use the Hide feature to remove individual superfluous rests from the score.

  • You can use the Object Selection tool to manually move rests up/down or sideways.

  • If needed, you can add “rest symbols” (rests that do not affect the playback data in any way) by using the symbols.