Hiding/Showing padding rests before/after slash regions

You can hide/show padding rests before/after slash regions that start partway through bars individually, for example, if you have other notes at those positions and the rests would be misleading. You can do this for the current layout and frame chain only or for all layouts and frame chains.

By default, Dorico Pro automatically shows implicit padding rests around slash regions that start/end partway through bars, so that the full duration of each bar is clear.


  • If you are in Engrave mode, Graphic Editing is selected in the Engrave toolbox.

  • You have chosen the appropriate property scope for local properties.


  1. Select any part of each slash region whose padding rests you want to hide/show. You can do this in Write mode and Engrave mode.
  2. In the Properties panel, activate the following properties, individually or together, in the Slash Regions group:
    • Hide rests before start

    • Hide rests after end


Padding rests are hidden on the corresponding side of the selected slash regions. For example, activating both properties hides padding rests both before and after the selected slash regions. If the property scope was set to Locally, this change only takes effect in the current layout and frame chain.