In a large orchestral score, several instruments failed to correctly show multi-bar rests. All other instruments did display correctly.
For example (all signposts are visible):
I checked for the usual culprits including:
-not enabling multirests
- something hidden or intruding into a bar
- a deleted signpost or time signature
- incorrect barline type
Erasing everything in the blank bars did not solve the problem.
However, after searching. I stumbled upon a cause that I have not seen documented anywhere and wanted to share it.
Once I highlighted the cresc. and changed the gradual dynamic type to a hairpin, it became evident that it had not been correctly attached to its terminal dynamic:
By erasing all dynamics in the first section and correctly re-entering the group, the rests now displayed correctly:
I have seen this same problem with gradual dynamics up to 20 bars ahead of rests. I can usually attribute this to cutting and pasting but not always.