New plugin: Cue Notes
FYI, I just uploaded a new plugin, called "Cue Notes":
Nothing fancy. You enter a passage normally (eg, by copying and pasting from another staff), select the region, and run the plugin. All notes and rests are marked small, and velocity is set to 0. Saves the trouble of invoking the Note Properties dialog for the region and having to set three different parameters (small, velocity type, and velocity), and then also setting each rest fo small individually.