Hide Rest in first bar

Dear Community,

I managed to hide rests in the adjacent bars from bar 1 with starting voice/ending voice settings…


How to hide a rest in the first measure.

Is there a simple hide note / hide rest command?
How to automatically hide rests in a stave?


Edit > Remove Rests.
I think it’ll only work if you have something in the voice, though.

The other thing you might find useful is Layout Options > Players > Bar Rests and Multi-bar Rests > Show bar rests in empty bars. It may be that unticking this achieves what you want, without actually removing any rests or setting Starts/Ends Voice properties.

Hi Pianoleo,

okay, seems to work with the Layout option setting! THX
Regards BX