Re: How to hide rests to prevent collisions with notes in layered staffs
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you can make rests invisible - |Rest Properties|Visibility (tab)|Show on printed - Never|
For what you're wanting this will probably be fine, but the rest takes no horizontal space of its own - not really a problem if there is a corresponding object on the layered staff to consume the space.
Otherwise, you can use a usertool, like Global_mod, to move the rest off the page altogether (I usually set a rest offset of 2000 for this purpose). NB you can ONLY do this with a usertool, the NWC UI will only allow you to set a maximum offset of + or - 15.
Global_mod syntax for this is: Rest Opts.VertOffset=2000