Modify default for filling measure with rests
There are a number of situations currently where the default behaviour to fill a measure with rests after adding a note leads to non-standard notation. For example, after adding a dotted crotchet at the start of a 6/8 bar, the last half of the bar is filled as a quaver rest followed by a crotchet rest. However, standard notation would have the last half of the bar filled as a crotchet rest followed by a quaver, or perhaps with a dotted crotchet rest (not my favourite!). Another example is when notating a bass part for a waltz with just a crotchet on beat 1 of every bar. The bar is filled with a minim rest, rather than two crotchet rests.
Examples of standard notation are described here for example: https://web.archive.org/web/20070815101041/http://www.coloradocollege.e…
And also in "An ABC of Music" by Imogen Holst.
It would be nice if MS used the standard groupings as a default. And as an enhancment, perhaps the user could be allowed to modify default rest fills in a similar manner to defining beaming groups for different time signatures. So for a 3/4 time signature the default would be shown as three crotchet rests; for 6/8 it would be shown as crotchet-quaver-crotchet-quaver rests, but these would be editable for those who prefer non-standard (or perhaps different standard - one doesn't want to be judgemental!) notation.