I’ve a Harp part, empty bar rests are missing from the lower stave. Does anyone know why, and what I can do to bring these back?
Their absence makes it impossible to insert notes into the lower stave, because there’s no rest to click on, to tell Dorico where to stat entering notes.
This issue may relate to
pianoleo’s description about XML imports, here:
I’m copying and pasting notes from an xml file into a new score. Some empty bars in staves following the end of the copy and paste sections now have no default rests in them whilst other empty bars in some staves have them.
I’ve checked that “Show bar rests in empty bars” in all options are selected in Layout Options. The only way I can get the default score with rests in empty bars on all staves is to delete all the following empty staves then re-add them which results in all empty bars in all…
Selecting the first/last notes in that first bar on the lower staff and checking whether the Starts voice / Ends voice properties are activated in the Properties panel might fix the missing rests.
In general, you can always input onto staves, bar rests or no, by getting the caret onto them e.g. by double-clicking on the staff or
moving the caret from elsewhere.
Thanks for the link Lillie and the useful advice.
I ended up deleting the whole harp part and starting from scratch.
The following tip you pointed to is useful:
To move the caret to the staff above/below, press Up Arrow/Down Arrow.
evan, in a multi-staff instrument your musical line can move from the lower staff to the upper staff and back again. In these cross-staff situations there should not be any rests shown in the staff the line just left. Your above example looks like such a case.