I have noticed that when I am writing a score in cut time, if you have two pairs of dotted eighth notes and a sixteenth notes, they beam together as shown here, regardless of what beat it starts on: https://image.ibb.co/jY49tw/schubertfantasyinfmoll.png
however, if you have a piece in common time, regardless of what kind of beaming the piece calls for, the dotted eight + 16 notes are split, as shown here: https://image.ibb.co/iT3kYw/schubertfantasyinfmoll.png
which leaves the user with no choice but to beam together the notes one by one, which is incredibly tedious. additionally, there is no clear cut way to modify the time signature via the master palette so that these notes are beamed in a specific way as the time signature master palette currently only supports modifying the beaming between groups of common notes i.e eights, sixteenths, etc., not for somewhat abstract pairs like a dotted 8th and a 16th note. it would be nice if there was another way to do this besides beaming the pairs one by one.
i mean sure i could just change it to cut time, but that would be like changing a piece that is in 2/4 time to 4/4 time. all the notes would get half the value that they actually deserve; a whole note would sound like a half; a half like a quarter; a quarter like an eighth; its just not right. there are exceptions but for the intents and purposes of my problem, theyre kind of irrelevant.
another issue that's been bothering me is that it is still impossible to beam notes across pages/systems without the beam appearing somewhere it shouldnt be. is there already a bug report for this? im really hoping that that will get fixed in ms3