yeah I think this has always been my work around. Not ideal of course but now I remember doing just this. Not sure how else you could do it I guess.
Now I want to learn more about the "Hide unwanted rests"
. When using multi layers, I HATE the rests positions Finale dictates. Usually puts notes that are high on the staff rests near the bottom and vice versa, think writing bass 5 and bass 1 as seperate groves. Never looks right. I'm looking around the plug-ins but not finding it.