I’ve read the “solution” to kerkenet’s recent problem of creating a pickup bar at the beginning of the piece – and it doesn’t work for me. Say a want 1- beat bar to pickup a 4/4 piece. I can fake it adding a standard 2/4 bar at the beginning then hiding the resultant key signature and living with a rest on beat 1. But then the “pickup” bar is counted, which I don’t want. I’ve tried the suggested shift-B with “4/4,1” trick without success; nothing happens.
There is a pickup bar feature on the time signature panel at the bottom of the right hand edge of the screen, but it seems to do nothing, and the printed Help doesn’t help.
I guess, I’m just missing something obvious.