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Entering Multi-bar Rests
Entering multi-bar rests in single staff charts: use Insert Text

  • The first bit of text to enter is a few blank spaces (just press the space bar 5 or ten times), preserve width, and click "OK"
  • Insert Text again and hit the space bar about 10 times about 20 times, type the number of bars the rest should last. Under the Expression Placement tab, select DO NOT preserve width, staff position 2, OK.
  • Insert Text a third time, use the pipe symbol "|", 19 equal signs "=", and the pipe symbol again, preserve width, staff position 0, OK.
  • Repeat step 1.
  • Press tab to give you the bar line at the end of the measure.
This should give you an entire bar that you can then copy as often as you like throughout the piece.  This only inserts a printed multibar rest - the program won't count it as more than one bar, so you shouldn't use it if you are using the bar numbering feature, and you shouldn't use it if you're printing full scores or piano scores.

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Editor's Note: Also see the FAQ: How do I enter a multi-measure rest?

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Entering multi-bar rests in single staff charts: use Insert Text

  • The first bit of text to enter is a few blank spaces (just press the space bar 5 or ten times), preserve width, and click "OK"
  • Insert Text again and hit the space bar about 10 times about 20 times, type the number of bars the rest should last. Under the Expression Placement tab, select DO NOT preserve width, staff position 2, OK.
  • Insert Text a third time, use the pipe symbol "|", 19 equal signs "=", and the pipe symbol again, preserve width, staff position 0, OK.
  • Repeat step 1.
  • Press tab to give you the bar line at the end of the measure.
This should give you an entire bar that you can then copy as often as you like throughout the piece.  This only inserts a printed multibar rest - the program won't count it as more than one bar, so you shouldn't use it if you are using the bar numbering feature, and you shouldn't use it if you're printing full scores or piano scores.


Note that while this user tip will still produce a multibar rest, it is outdated now.