Using Multiple Measure Rests
Throughout a score, wherever there are two or more measures with only rests for all of the staves, you can specify whether each measure will be displayed with a whole measure rest, or whether all measures are collapsed into a multiple measure rest. The following is an example of a two-measure rest:
To display multiple measure rests:
|In the Format menu, turn on the check mark for Collapse Multiple Measure Rests.
-- OR --
Type "qcmr" for Quick Collapse Multiple Rests.
To display each measure with its own whole measure rest:
|Turn off the check mark for Collapse Multiple Measure Rests in the Format menu.