I am slowly learning this program, having used another one for many years. I have pretty much figured out how to deal with MuseScore insisting on keeping notes & rests adding up to the right number of beats in a measure, but things still go wrong.
I usually complete a melody line, then go back and insert other parts (add notes to build chords and such), sometimes in Voice 2. But when doing this or when correcting any mistakes I have made, when I change the value of a note, everything after that point shifts, sometimes pushing notes into the next measure.
I have learned that in order to change note values you have to delete other notes in the measure first. Even so, it ends up changing things and messes up the rest of the measures in the song. Then I have to fix all those measures, which then have the same problem, and so on for each measure. I spent about 3 HOURS trying to get about 7 or 8 measures straightened out the way I want them! THIS IS FRUSTRATING!! Isn't there some way to prevent errors from spilling over into following measures? Or turn off the automatic stuff within the measure until I get it fixed up manually? There must be an easier way! Why can't you just drag a note from (say) beat 2 back to the rest on beat 1 instead of deleting it from beat 2 & re-inserting in beat 1?
Does anybody have any tips for dealing with this??