Combining and simplifying rest symbols automatically
After laying out an entire score in 4/4 time, I find that I often leave behind lots of quarter-rests and eight-rests, to the point that I sometimes have, for example, two quarters in one measure, followed by a half-rest in the same measure, or a half rest followed by four eighth rests, throughout the score. I would like to simplify all of my rest symbols by combining all such cases globally into whole-measure rests, in this example. I would also like to go through and combine all pairs of eight rests into one quarter, where feasible, or three quarter rests into a dotted half rest, etc.
Here's the catch. I know how to do it measure by measure individually, but I would like to know if there is any way to repair all cases globally throughout a score automatically, perhaps in the same way that I can already group individual eighth-notes connected by bars, throughout any score, by using the "auto beam" tool on my inspector palette. I suppose that there must be a similar tool for automatically grouping (simplifying) rest symbols throughout the score, as well.
What do you say?
I am using version 2.3.2. and cannot upgrade for now, so let me know if there is a built-in solution.