Why no invisible tempo marks

• Sep 4, 2018 - 22:47

Can anyone please explain why in the attached score (I attach only the first part) the tempo marks governing the ritard and a tempo in measures 34-37 aren't visible? The tempo slows down and then reverts to 60 bpm as wanted, and the playback shows the proper speeds, but the marks aren't visible, even though I have Show Invisible turned on, as indicated by the dynamics marks in measure 34. It's not a huge problem, but it complicates revising. I suppose I could put in the missing tempo marks again and make them invisible with the Inspector, but I'm afraid that might screw something else up.

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You have edited the text of those tempo markings and replaced them with (6) spaces. Spaces as such are invisible and you cannot see them. You could try double-clicking the spot where you are expecting the tempo markings to be found, e.g. above the slurred A note below the "rit..." in measure 34 and edit the text to make it visible again. This can be a hit or miss though.

I have modified the style for tempo markings in the attached file to display a box around it. That way they are visible and can be edited easily. Afterwards you can change the tempo style and disable the boxes.

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