Modifying durations of beamed figures - asymmetry
When editing scores, I find I frequently need to modify straight eighth notes into dotted 8th/16th pairs and vice versa. I'm pretty new at MuseScore and perhaps haven't found some options, but I've found some of these conversions are really quick and easy, but others are much more fiddly.
8th + 8th --> dotted 8th + 16th
16th + dotted 8th --> 8th + 8th
(for these, I just select the first note and click the dot button; the duration and starting point of the following note are both automatically adjusted)
the inverse of both these operations is trickier:
dotted 8th + 16th --> 8th + 8th
8th + 8th --> 16th + dotted 8th
for these, if you select the first note and shorten its duration, the starting point and duration of the following note are NOT adjusted, leaving an unwanted rest. To make matters worse, I can't find a way to swap this unwanted rest with the following note (using left arrow key doesn't seem to work when the rest and the note have different durations).
Am I missing something that would make this easier?