I want to combine the two highlighted rests in the picture into a dotted-eighth rest with a single command. Is it possible? I'm using Finale 2014d (Mac).

An eighth rest followed by a sixteenth rest at the start of a measure

  • Can you not just create a dotted eighth rest? Commented Mar 30, 2015 at 20:30
  • I have thousands of these. (OK maybe hundreds.) The result of MIDI import. I actually know the answer now so will answer my own question if no one else does. Commented Mar 30, 2015 at 20:37

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Go to the MIDI/Audio menu -> Quantization Settings... -> More Settings -> check "Minimize Number of Rests" and check "Allow Dotted Rests in Simple Meters"

Then highlight the measures you want to affect and run MIDI/Audio -> Retranscribe.

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