I’m working on the parts for a chamber opera and have hit a problem.
The left side of the following image shows the final bar in a scene (full score), which is also the end of a flow. There’s an ‘attacca’ instruction and a cautionary time signature, which I had to create by including an extra bar at the end of the flow, deleting (or shrinking to 1%) the rests, manually adjusting the staff spacing, and manually adjusting the bar numbering from the first bar of the next scene / flow. On the right hand side are the equivalent two bars in the clarinet part i.e. the actual last bar of music and what should be the hidden bar:
I am unable to remove or hide the rest in the clarinet part. I can drag the multibar ‘1’ off the page, but the rest itself remains. I’ve tried rescaling it, adjusting the transparency, manually entering the rest and then using the ‘Edit / Remove Rests’, but without any success.
Is there a way of achieving my goal or do I need to think creatively about how to hide that final bar? I’m wondering if it has something to do with using multi bar rests, but to turn this off would be impractical.
Thanks in advance