Remove bass clef rests when writing third and fourth voice

• Aug 4, 2009 - 08:13

I am writing for four voices, two in treble clef and two in bass clef on a single two-clef score. By writing the first note of the 3rd voice (tenor) with the mouse I can get the 3rd and 4th voices in the bass staff but even when notes are written in the bass staff the default full-bar rests in the bass staff remain visible. I could set each rest as invisible but it has to be done one at a time which is very time consuming. I know that a known problem with 0.9.4 is that first voice rests can't be removed, and the rests do appear in blue when highlighted, but surely there must be a way of removing them in the bass clef when the 1st voice has a note in the treble clef. Can anyone help?
I'm using 0.9.4 on Windows XP and have reproduced the problem in Revision 1518.


The voices are numbered per staff. Use voice 1 and 2 for soprano and alto in the top staff. Then use voice 1 and 2 again for tenor and bass in the bottom staff.

Just in case you aren't aware, there is a way to swap the notes between voices if you have already written many of them out. Select the measures you want to swap, then choose Edit > Voices > Exchange 1-3 and Exchange 2-4

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