Rhythm things..

  1. I don’t seem to be able to select rests for note entry in bars that have slash regions at the start of them?

  2. It would be useful to use the shortcuts for moving notes (especially by an octave) with drums. Is there a reason why not?

It’s because the drum kit is actually multiple instruments on multiple staves all mashed together; it just looks like it’s all on one staff. So moving notes doesn’t work the same.

It would be good if it would ‘look’ like it’s moving stuff up an octave, no matter what is going on under the hood.
I don’t think I’ve ever made a commercial drum part without pasting from bass, keys or horns. Finale does a good job of turning that into good looking rhythmic notation with two clicks.
I know how the drum kit is put together, but that’s not a good explanation as to why something is difficult.