align hairpins?

Forgive me, if this has been asked before:
I can align dynamics like p<f very nicely wrting them in the popover, but is it possible to align two hairpins (s. pciture)? If I write <> in the popover, I get a Messa di voce, which I don’t want.

Of course I can adjust the one hairpin in Engrave mode, but I would prefer a smarter solution.

We are still missing some tools to allow users to group dynamics (MusicXML does that automatically to a degree). In the meantime, you can enter ‘’ into the popover, then delete the ‘f’ afterwards.

Nice trick. Thanks.