How to: notes with different durations starting at same time
First of all, I am very sorry for asking this extremely stupid question.
First time user here and been desperately trying for several hours to solve this small problem (also tried to find the answer in the handbook and previous forum posts but to no avail).
OK, here is the deal:
When I enter notes in the staff/notation view, all is fine except that whenever I want to enter overlapping notes with different durations, Musescore automatically eradicates any overlapping note.
The first picture shows what I want to get (it's a photograph from a hymnary) and the second picture demonstrates what I am able to get in Muses core (screenshot from Musescore): instead of a half note overlapping with two other shorter notes (each 1/4) I have to make them all quarters, because I can't get Musescore to accept the notes starting at same time but having different durations. It immediately deletes notes if I set them to start at the same time but have differing durations.
I would be most grateful for any hint or advice. Again, I am super sorry for stealing your time with such a noob question.