Hiding/Showing rest colors

You can hide/show rest colors, which causes implicit rests and explicit rests to appear with different colors.

When rest colors are shown, implicit rests appear gray and explicit rests appear black. For example, this can help diagnose why rests do not disappear when you activate Starts voice and Ends voice, as these properties only hide implicit rests.


  • Choose View > Note And Rest Colors > Implicit Rests.


Rest colors are hidden/shown.


Figure 1. Rest colors hidden
Figure 2. Rest colors shown

After Completing This Task

You can delete rests that you have identified as explicit rests. The implicit rests that replace them now respect the Starts voice and Ends voice properties.