Changing the duration of existing notes
I was trying to turn two minims in a 4/4 measure into a dotted crotchet, a quaver and minim. After changing the duration of the first note, however, I was somehow left with the situation presented in the image, with a 1/4 pause that doesn't allow me to double the duration of the last chord (from crotchet to minim). I know one cannot delete rests in MS, but I tried everything I could think of to swap the 1/4 rest + 1/4 chord with a 1/2 chord, and it just seems really counterintuitive how MS handles a situation like this. How is one supposed to do that? Maybe someone will explain it to me and it will seem easy, although I doubt it...
Many thanks in advance for any help!