Finale won't allow me to input more than 4 beats, even if some of those 4 beats are rests. It won't "steal" from the rests to allow my note in. I have to delete the rest first, then I can input the note. That makes two operations. If I position the note right over the rest, Finale will overlay it, but the note is usually no where near what and where it needs to be.
I call this sofftware behavior "paternalistic". I know very well when I have too many beats in a measure/layer and intend to correct it if Finale doesn't, but Finale is always just "beeping" at me to tell me I'm attempting to over-insert and it's forcing me to delete rests first in order to make room for some new notes. It's really annoying. I know about layering for parts, but I run into the same issue when trying to get too many beats into whichever layer I'm in.
Is there a preference which controls this behavior? Is there a workaround if there's no preference?