Full measure rest
I’m re-entering music for male voices TTBB as per attached.
At one point (bars 2 to 6) the second bass voice is silent so I want to enter full measure rests for voice 2, but how?
I have a full measure rest in bar 1, a rest hanging from a line and centred in the measure. The on-line manual says “To create a full measure rest, select a measure and press Del.”
So, I go to measure 2, Type “N” (for note entry), Select 2 from the voice menu, which gives me a green cursor on the first beat of measure 2. I press “Del” and the last note of bar 2 (the G of the FIRST voice changes to a crotchet rest and the green cursor says where it is on the first beat of measure 2. )
I don’t understand why that should happen, can anyone enlighten me?
And how do I enter a full measure rest into the second voice?
PS I know I can enter a dotted minim rest in each measure as I have in measure 3, but it looks ugly and I’d rather have the centred full measure rest which would replicate the copy from which I’m working (produced by Sibelius, I believe).
How do I do it? Is it even possible?