"Force stems" not working on tied notes

When choosing “force stems up/down” any stem note that is tied by itself will not flip or change direction.

(Top is before, bottom is after)

The workaround I’ve found is to untie all the notes, then apply the stem direction, then re-tie the notes individually (adding the tie to several notes at the same time puts the quarter/half in the wrong direction).

Is there a more efficient way around this (like in the properties)?

Thanks for any advice

Do it in Engrave mode.