Is it possible to achieve the attached image without using force duration? I wish the short-long-short note grouping options did not apply to sixteenth-eighth patterns because I don’t ever want to see an eighth-note crossing a beat boundary in 4/4. However I do like the look of eighth-quarter-eighth (as long the half-bar is still shown).
Maybe I need to learn to love force duration… but using it makes me feel like I’m fighting the program, especially when I repeat myself. And for an xml import it becomes a large task.