Turning whole note rest into bar-length rests

• Jun 15, 2022 - 21:15

This falls under the heading of "It's not big deal to fix, but I have to do it SO many times." I'm exporting a bunch of orchestral material from Logic Pro X to MS. The bars that have whole note rests show up on MS as whole note rests at the left side of the bar. If I select the bar and delete, it turns into the centered bar-length rest that I actually want. Easy to fix, but as I say, I've got to do it hundreds and hundreds of times. Selecting many bars helps, but is there an automatic fix that I can apply to the whole score?


In reply to by adamgroden

I'm saying press exactly those two key combos, and your entire score is fixed in about two seconds. Ctrl+A selects the entire score (Cmd+A on Mac of course). Ctrl+Shift+Delete replaces any empty measures with full measure rests. leaving everything else alone. No need to mess with doing things one measure at a time - press those keys and those keys only and the entire job is done.

In reply to by adamgroden

Backspace is the other name for the key sometimes called Delete on Mac keyboards. It’s really a backspace, though (in text, deletes the characters before instead of after the cursor - that’s the definition of backspace).

So all I did was say what the Handbook said, with that “translation”, plus clarifying you can do Ctrl+A first and it’s safe. So, reading the Handbook plus a little experimenting could have also gotten you there :-)

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