Note Grouping - Notes NOT Being Displayed as Single Note that Cross Middle of Bar

In the attached PDF in 6/4 time, I want the notes that cross the middle of the bar to be notated as a single note. In Notation Options in the Note Grouping section, I seem to have everything possible set so that they should be notated this way, yet this is NOT happening. Is there something that I am doing wrong? Is this a bug in the software? As a last resort, is there somewhere that I can manually override this on a note-by-note basis? I’ve looked in the notes properties and don’t see anything that would allow me to do this.
Psalter Tunes.pdf (73.9 KB)

What is your meter? 6/4? You might try adding a hidden 3/2 time signature if so.

It will help a lot if you attach your project. A screenshot doesn’t really give any more information than your description does.

6/4 compared to 3/2 is the same as 6/8 compared to 3/4, ie 6/x time signatures are six notes grouped in two lots of three notes, whereas 3/x time signatures are three groups of (usually) two notes.
Your piece feels very much like it is in 3/2.

It’s in 6/4 as I mentioned. I have 6/4 as the time signature but have it hidden. I’m compiling tunes from a variety of different psalters, and the practice in those psalters is to not show the time signature, so I am following that practice. I don’t think it would work to use a hidden 3/2 time signature instead, since while I could manually delete bars to get everything to appear the way I wanted it to, I also want to show the tempo, and to be able to play the tunes back at the correct tempo. I really would like to find a solution to get the notes to display the way I want them to. Alternatively, I suppose I could halve the note duration of every note and convert it from 6/4 to 3/4 and then adjust the tempo in half as well.

Half of 6/4 is 6/8.

Try 3/2 first and see what happens.

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Sorry for my brain error. I got so excited to help and didn’t reread the beginning lol

This is what I get automatically when I use a 3/2 time signature.

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Thanks for the help. I’ve got it now. Incidentally, were you somehow able to import my PDF? Or did you take the time to manually enter the notes?

I entered the notes manually.


There was some more discussion on the problems of using 6/4 a year and a half ago.