Hide a Measure When Export to pdf

• May 10, 2021 - 16:46

I searched and found some stuff for this, but I'm not sure if any of the results answered my question. Since Musescore is unable to export the sound of the metronome count-in to mp3, I added a measure at the beginning of my score with a clave in the snare part. I use Musescore for marching percussion. Well, I want to make that measure unseen when I export the score and the individual parts to pdf. I was able to make the contents of that measure invisible, but the measure is still there when I export to pdf, it's just empty. I want to to be completely unseen. I have attached three files:

Musescore Snip - This is what it looks like in Musescore when I make the measures invisible.
Score Snip - This is what the score looks like as pdf. I want the first measure to not even be there.
Snare Snip - Snare part pdf. Same desire as the score pdf.

Is what I'm trying to do even possible?

Attachment Size
Musescore Snip.png 17.73 KB
Score Snip.png 35.37 KB
Snare Snip.png 7.13 KB


In reply to by sday88

Maybe I didn't understand well what you want to achieve but if you add a instrument (inserting the notes only in the first measure) and make it invisible (another one, not one of those in the score) you can export the parts (one visible instrument+one invisible).

In reply to by Shoichi

I know I can do that, but I don't want to add another instrument. I want to add one measure to the beginning of the score (just like my picture showed), put four quarter note beats on one part, and then make that entire measure not seen when I export the parts to pdf. Is that not possible?

Or to simplify my question... Maybe I just want to make any random measure in the score disappear when I export to pdf.

In reply to by Brer Fox

You mean just cover it up? That's not what I want. I want it to disappear and the measures after it visually shift to the left. Just like if you add another instrument and then make it invisible. It disappears and everything below it shifts up.

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