I’m trying to create a cue showing which instrument is playing for the section without actually showing any notes, which is quite common in orchestral parts, something like the following:
After inserting a cue I’m not able to drag the handles any shorter than the rhythmic grid setting, so cannot prevent it from showing at least the first note.
I faked the screenshot above using System Text and manually adjusting the position of the text and rehearsal mark (which gets bumped out of the way) but this is not viable for practical use, as the system text (by design) appears on all the parts, and obviously in this case it needs restricting to just this part.
If I try and fake it using staff text, then it breaks the multi-bar rest, as does using a playing technique or dynamic marking.
Can anyone suggest a way to fake this without the problems described?
And, can I put in a feature request for letting cues be zero length (and not break the multi-bar rest if so!), which would be the correct way to do this.