condensing and position of rests

Hello,

I am using Dorico’s condensing feature.
This is, how the pair of flutes and bassoons look like in the score layout:

I like it, but my publisher complained and wishes the rests in the first flute to be on the same level.
How can I achieve this?
In Engrave Mode I seem to not be able to grab and therefore edit the rests.
Is there a setting, where I can tell Dorico to adjust this?

Thank you for help.
condensing, trying to edit in Engrave Mode.png
condensing, position of rests.png

Unfortunately at the moment the position of rests in condensed staves is not user-editable, but we know this is a serious shortcoming and we do intend to improve this in future.

With 3.5, there still doesn’t seem to be a way to change the vertical position of condensed rests, right? I happened to find a workaround, but it’s really finicky and buggy.

In write mode (non-condensed), first select a rest and use ‘remove rests’. Then manually place a new one in its place: use the ‘force duration’ tool for this. For some reason, in the condensed score, this rest can now be selected and edited: its vertical position can be changed with the ‘rest pos.’ property option and it will show as such in the condensed score. However, the rest tends to jump around if you change in-and-out of condensed mode – the setting remains saved in the properties panel but the rest wants to move back to its original location. Should you want to try this workaround, leave it as the very very last stage of work for your project!

In any case, this is nothing but a last resort option (it’s really slow and annoying to implement) before the issue is fixed in a patch, hopefully very soon.

Thank you tpaloj, good to know this.

(You might also check to see if changed condensed rests hold when you close and re-open the computer, since that might automatically cause a redraw that affects condensing.)