Changing instruments options / disappearing rests

I’m using two arbitrary instruments to create an ‘electronics’ part - one pitched and one unpitched instrument. I’d like changes between them to be seamless, so not include the ‘To…’ text notes (as discussed elsewhere in another thread).

Other usage case in relation to percussion would be two instruments where, as here, the staff styles made it clear which of the instruments was required (e.g. pitched vs unpitched).

Finally, in the attached, where has the quaver rest gone to in Page View?


Rests can go missing when you have instrument changes within a bar, which is a limitation at the moment; we plan to address this at some point in the future but I can’t say when it will be.

The options for instrument change labelling are found on the Players page of Layout Options, as you’ve probably found.

Can it be, that missing rests are still an issue…?
Also have a look at the attached Dorico project file…

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(The only solution to this issue is to enter 2 quarter rests in piccolo with force duration ON, this seems a bit laborious to me)

Yes, you can encounter this problem if you have an instrument change in the middle of a bar, as my previous post describes.

Hello - I’m just wondering whether there is a workaround for this issue yet? I’ve got some missing rests as my percussion part switches instruments within a bar.

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