I have spent quite a long while trying to enter a double dotted note. The manuscript I’m working from shows the following in Violin I:
D double dotted crotchet, D semiquaver, D double dotted crotchet, D semiquaver. The first D in the sequence is triple stopped - D / A / D, with the double dot appearing on all pitches.
(In set up I had opted for dotted crotchets to be shown as such, rather that crotchet tied to quaver)
So, the only way I seemed to be able to achieve a double dot was as follows enter a dotted crotchet followed by two semiquavers and then tie the dotted crotchet to the first semiquaver. I thought this was rather elegant, until I added the lower notes of the double stop, at which point the double dot disappeared and the tie returned.
I then thought that I could add the double stopped notes in a different voice and possible flip the stem. This, however, added rests for the second voice on the following beats - I was unable to get rid of those rests.
Sorry that’s so long-winded, there must be an easier way of achieving this. Any help would be much appreciated.