I have a stave with two voices in it. The first voice begins in bar 6, and the second in bar 10. Bars 1 - 5 have whole bar rests in them coloured the same as the first (tails up) voice. I select the bar rest in bar 1 and hit return. Then I change the cursor to voice 2 (tails down) and click on “Insert bar rest”.
All the rests of bars 1 - 5 change to the colour of the second voice. No additional bars rest are created.
I select the first bar rest again, and change the cursor to voice 1 (tails up). When I click on “Insert bar rest”, rests are created in bars 1 - 5 in the first voice.
I now have a bar rest for each voice in bars 1-5, which is what I what want.
But why does it take me so many steps? Am I doing something wrong?