Faster way to make Measures invisible

• Feb 6, 2020 - 17:46

I feel like the process of going through the measure properties of each measure i want to make invisible is just too fiddly.
If you could just select the measures you want to make invisible and press a Shortcut would speed up my Workflow sooooo much.

Thank you


Currently, the V keyboard shortcut toggles the visibility of the elements in the selected measure rather than the visibility of the measure itself. This is not what I would have expected.

I think a proper approach to solving this would involve allowing the properties of the selected measure(s) to be viewed and edited directly in the Inspector. But I suspect that this is much easier said than done.

Can you explain your actual goal here? Like, by attaching a sample score and explaining what the invisible measure are supposed to represent. Making individual measures invisible should almost never be necessary given the existence of Hide empty staves in Format / Style / Score, and the Cutaway option in Staff Properties. Also the existence of horizontal frames.

In reply to by Sütő Márton

The score you attached a link to is private so we can't see it. But much simpler to just attach it here.

As it is, though, probably more important would be to see a picture of what you want it to look like - I am not understanding from your description, and it seems you are saying the score you tried uploading doesn't get it right either.

I can guess maybe you mean something like this:

Screenshot 2021-04-19 4.34.08 PM.png

That's three staves, one set to cutaway, and also using hide empty staves. No need to make any measures invisible one by one.

In reply to by Marc Sabatella

Thank you. It's public now. I would like to have a (empty) measure while playback, at the beginning of each line but not showing in the score. To make measure1 of line2 invisible. So when practicing with the video, students have a count'in measure for each line. Just wondered if this is possible.

In reply to by Sütő Márton

I'm not sure what you mean by align - are you saying you have two lines meant to be played at the same time? In that case, you shouldn't have one staff but instead two. Then they would be aligned automatically. If they aren't meant to be played at the same time, aligning would be non-standard and usually counterproductive.

In reply to by Sütő Márton

OK, I'm not sure I understand why, but you could add a horizontal frame in that case, to get the first visible notes to align. Things still won't align after that, nor should they, because the rhythms are different. But if you want to force that, you could add invisible eighths notes in voice 2 to all measures to force direct proportional spacing rather than standard "logarithmic" spacing.

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