why is Import confused, and how can I fix the file?
I tried to import a very clean PDF that starts like this:
And the result that came back looks like this:
This happens a lot: the measures are not aligned properly. And there are odd symbols in the staff like the little rectangle in the treble staff and the "hidden" rests inserted everywhere. And as you can see from my selection, the score sort of knows what notes belong in the measure with it, but the barline disagrees. Really weird. And double weird because the original is crystal clear in these regards.
1) So I guess my first question is, why is it getting this wrong? Can I "white out" something in the original to help it be less confused?
2) But my more urgent question is, how can I salvage this import? I don't even know how to select some of these strange characters or how to fix this score in general. It's not just a matter of shifting everything to the left 1/4 note.
I'd really value your help here, since the alternative is doing this all by hand.
p.s. The "import" score is also fully attached.