This command adds a rest at the insertion point using the duration parameters set in the Notes menu. New rests can be added most efficiently through use of the space bar on the computer keyboard.
When adding whole note rests, the duration of the rest may change as new notes, rests, or bar lines are added around it. The program attempts to determine if a whole rest stands alone in a measure so that it can assign a duration equivalent to an entire measure. This requires calculating the time signature associated with this measure. If you experience any difficulties in the visual duration of a particular whole rest, you may need to initiate a refresh of the score.