The attached file originated as an XML import from Sibelius, imported into Dorico Pro at around version 2.2 (I’m now on the latest 3.5).
(For copyright reasons, I deleted bars from the end of the file and scrambled the remaining content.)
I’m trying to set the Custom Scale property of the bar rest in bar 25 to 1% to hide it (see first screen shot). This worked in the other bars in this file.
When I set Custom Scale to 1%, nothing happened.
When I selected the rest and hit “delete” to turn it into an implicit rest, nothing happened.
Next, I went to “Note Entry” mode:
I entered a quarter note on beat 1, then deleted it. The rest remained explicit and full size, and the Custom Scale property remained at 1%.
Next, I entered a quarter note on beat 1, then extended it using shift-option-right arrow until it filled the bar as a dotted whole note.
I deleted the dotted whole note, and the rest became implicit (light gray), with the Custom Scale property disabled.
Setting Custom Scale to 1% made the rest disappear as expected.
I saved the file, then switched to Setup mode, then back to Write mode - no problem… Ditto with Engrave mode.
But when, in Write mode, I switched to the score, then back to the piano part, the rest reverted to being explicit and full size, with Custom scale still at 1%.
This happened multiple times. Restarting the computer didn’t change anything.
Back in note entry mode, I selected a dotted whole note for entry.
When I hovered the cursor over the measure, a ghost note appeared, but when I clicked on the staff to enter it, the cursor jumped to the next bar without entering a note.
With the left arrow key, I moved the cursor back to bar 25 and changed it to a quarter note. When I clicked in the first beat of the bar, it entered two notes! See the two screen shots, from two attempts…
Then I selected “undo” (command-Z), and a dotted whole note appeared in bar 25!
When I deleted the dotted whole note, the rest became implicit, and I was able to reduce its size as above.
I saved and closed the file.
When I re-opened it, (without quitting Dorico) the explicit rest returned at full size.
So…Dorico bug? Corrupt file? Both? Something else?
What can I do, aside from exporting PDFs before the rest returns?
Bar_rest_problem.dorico.zip (1.0 MB)