Melismatic baseline won't span rests
Is this a bug, or just something that hasn't been addressed yet because it's not that common? In setting the lyrics to a Handel aria ('Da tempeste' from Julius Caesar in Egypt) I have run into a problem during the lengthy melismatic passages, such as that from measure 17 to 22 (see below). It begins with the word desiar and the last syllable of that word is sung through a complex colouratura passage including rests, trills, and you name it. Handel really wanted to give Signora Cuzzoni a chance to show off on this one:
But as you can see, I cannot get the program to set a continuous baseline extender. It stops dead at the first rest after the end of 'desiar'. The only way I can get the program to set a baseline after that is to start with a new 'word' (I used a period as a workaround to get this image) after each rest, followed by the baselines up until the next rest. And nothing will get me a baseline under the rest.
This isn't professional, and it's a major pita. Any suggestions from the brain trust?