Thanks for your reply, Daniel.
I have a new question for anyone who can help me:
I’m composing a toccata and I need a figure that is constant 16th note chords excepting the last two beats which needs to be an 8th in the right hand with the 16th pattern continuing in the left. One cumbersome-looking work around is to tie two 16th chords together in the right hand and then add the usual chord in the left hand… I did that but it really doesn’t look very good at all. It is rhythmically ‘clear’ so-to-speak but your eye has a much harder time figuring it out while playing since the pattern you expect to see is broken. As a result, I’m trying to re-work it with a true 8th note chord instead.
The problem is, if I add the 8th note chord, I cannot get it to line up and share the 16th note chord cluster and simply assign dual stems (8th note stem up and 16th cross-stave beam like the others down.) I’ve attached a picture showing my conundrum. Any thoughts on how to get this looking correctly?
(PS- for what it’s worth, I did enter the 8th valued chord at the same rhythmic instance as the 16th that precedes it. It still displays it incorrectly by default.)