Note input- - rests

HI, I’m trying to create the first image in dorico but I only seem to produce the second image, I cant seem to

get the rest’s to appear as the first image. it also 6/4 time.

second image
image 2

Click on the first note, open lower zone (properties), and deselect “starts voice”

Does this help?

I initially started with “start voice” off and what I had was dotted half note rest and unable to add quarter note rest.

Cool. Try this then. You’ll need to force the durations that you wish as Dorico is automatically making 3 beats of rest a dotted quarter.

Thanks that worked.