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Can't hide just selected staves

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asked Jun 5, 2019 in Notion by ericandrist (130 points)
New to Notion, coming from Encore...having a lot of trouble finding and adjusting.

I have 4 vocal lines and a piano staff. I need to hide the vocal lines on the first two measures. It took me forever to figure out how to just get 2 measures on the top system. Is the only way to do that to show the handles and drag them??? Music I work on almost always has varying amounts of measure in each system. All this dragging is going to be a hindrance.

So once I got the two measures on the top system. I selected the 2 measures on the 4 vocal lines and clicked "hide" in the edit menu....nothing happened. I selected them again and went back to the edit menu, which now says "unhide," so it looks like it thinks they are hidden, but I can still see them.

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answered Sep 26, 2019 by LLIypik (2,340 points)
Notion arranges measure count by itself, so you don't have to tweak anything. But if you want to force partucular number of measures in a system, right-click the measure which should go to the next system and in the context menu click Measure N -> Force New System.

To hide staffs without notes in a system you select all (Ctrl+A, or Cmd+A on Mac, I guess) and choose View -> Hide Resting Staves in the main menu.

Hope this helps.
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answered Sep 26, 2019 by LLIypik (2,340 points)
If you are switching from another software, I would suggest you reading the manual entirely before trying to do any work. This way you'll save more time and nerves in the end.