I am reviving this thread as I am in need of this at the moment…
I am trying to force a rest duration in a percussion part that is part of a percussion kit (just a snare drum using a 5 line staff). I cannot get it to force the duration of a rest. I can have it force the duration of a note, but not a rest. Reading above, I see that this is a known issue. Is there perhaps a work around to the 5-line staff? I cannot use a 1 line staff for this project.
Also, is this something that might be tackled in the next update? Or will it be a while longer down the road? I am beginning to work on a comprehensive text that will be a major undertaking. If this is something that might appear in the next update, I can plan to keep working on this project, by skipping ahead to other parts and revisiting this issue when the update arrives. If it is something a little further down the road, I can postpone this project and work on other projects that requiring attention as well.