I’ve done this before by saving as many files as needed (for each variance of 
multi-measure rest) after completing everything else.
Then just delete bars.
It can be a smaller kludge than having to deal with bar numbers etc.

Steve P.

On 8 Oct 2014, at 06:00, Robert Patterson <rob...@robertgpatterson.com> wrote:

> For this piece I'm acting as editor rather than composer, so I don't feel
> at liberty to change the meter from 7/4. (Were I the composer, I'd probably
> just alternate between 3/4 and 4/4.)
> 
> I though about using expressions for the dotted barlines, but the group
> barlines for the keyboard part would be a challenge. Maybe no worse a
> challenge than my workaround for the multimeas rests, though. There's also
> the issue of note-spacing. I guess every solution requires extra manual
> work.
> 
> 
> On Tue, Oct 7, 2014 at 6:54 PM, Christopher Smith <
> christopher.sm...@videotron.ca> wrote:
> 
>> 
>> On Tue Oct 7, at TuesdayOct 7 6:52 PM, David H. Bailey wrote:
>> 
>>> On 10/7/2014 6:28 PM, Robert Patterson wrote:
>>>> I'm working on a piece in 7/4 that has dotted barlines showing the 4+3
>> or
>>>> 3+4 subdivisions. So far the way I am handling it is to put in 2 "real"
>>>> bars totaling 7/4 for each graphic bar, with dotted barlines on the odd
>>>> real bars and "include in meas numbering" unchecked on the even real
>> bars.
>>>> Leaving aside the vagaries of unchecking "include in meas numbering",
>> which
>>>> like so many recent Finale features is only about 60% implemented
>>>> throughout the program, the main issue I have is multimeas rest in the
>>>> parts. The only solution I have come up with is to put real rest in,
>> force
>>>> create the multimeas rest (using my plugin for the purpose) and then
>>>> manually add the multimeas rest with expressions.
>>>> 
>>>> Does anyone have a better overall solution than this?
>>>> 
>>> 
>>> I can't think of a better solution for 7/4 other than to suggest that if
>>> it were converted to 7/8 it would be much easier to show the 3-4 and 4-3
>>> grouping via barring and you wouldn't need to mess around with measure
>>> numbers or multi-rests.
>>> 
>>> Another solution for 7/4 (not necessarily better, but different) would
>>> be to leave them as 7/4 measures and create an articulation of a dotted
>>> vertical line which you can then insert where you want in each measure
>>> -- again no measure number messes and no multi-rest problems.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> --
>>> David H. Bailey
>> 
>> Your second paragraph is what I do, except I use the dotted barline
>> expression that comes with Finale now for a few versions, and use a blank
>> articulation if I need to open up more horizontal space.
>> 
>> Christopher
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