Q: The conductor I am working with does not want bar rests in the conductor’s orchestral score, so I have Show Bar Rests turned off. However, when I go into the parts, the whole rests are hidden there as well. This makes little sense in the parts, where the player needs them. In Sibelius, how do I make these independent: “Show Bar Rests in Parts” and “Show Bar Rests in Score”?
A: Simply turn off rests in Engraving Rules of the score before you print, then toggle them back on for the parts.
REVISED 10/25/11 – If you toggle rest visibility off in the score, then back on in a part, the part and score will show different rest visibility, but if you then save the file and reopen it, the file looks different; rest visibility differences between parts and score are not saved in Sibelius 6 or Sibelius 7.
The current recommended method is either:
- Turn off rests in Engraving Rules of the score before you print, then toggle them back on for the parts.
- If you need to save the visibility state, save a Version of your score which has hidden rests for your score, and a version with the normal rests for the parts.