Unable to write rests, blank bar instead

unexplainable… I tried to fill with notes and then deleting, still the same blank bars…?

Try Shift-B, “rest” (without the quotes), enter.

If your layout set to hide bar rests in empty bars? Or do the notes in bar 2 on those staves have the property “Starts voice” activated in the Properties panel at the bottom?

Hi Lillie,

second hint did it!

I don’t know how the button got activated, probably by importing .xml…

Thank you very much