Struggling to force rest duration

Hello there,
I’m having trouble forcing the duration of my rests. For example, I’d like to turn two semiquaver rests into a quaver rest; I enter note input at the location of the first semiquaver rest, press O to force duration, select rests, select quaver, push the space bar, but nothing happens. I get the same result regardless of the rest value.
Any assistance greatly appreciated!

Select the first rest.
Press O5
(That’s the letter O)

Your method using Note Entry doesn’t work because Space advances the caret, it doesn’t enter a rest. Most of the time, there’s no difference, because Dorico automatically adds rests. You need to press , and then a pitch (or Y) to enter a rest.

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