How to enter a rest
- Ensure that you are in note input mode by either (1) pressing N or (2) clicking the "N" icon on the left of the note input toolbar (both methods toggle between on and off).The Note input icon should become highlighted and a "note input mode" indication will appear in the status bar.
- Click on a note duration in the toolbar equal to the duration of the desired rest. Or use the keyboard shortcuts 1–9 to select a duration from 1/64 to 16/4 (see Handbook: note input ).
- Press "0" on your keyboard. A rest for the current note duration will be entered at the location of the cursor in the music.
For more info, see Handbook: note input .