After much time it has been impossible to resolve a split measure issue (image below). In measure 45, beats three, four and five have as many notes and rests on the middle staves as with beat two.
To merely enter the notes seems to need a preliminary split into four sections (beats one and two in the first one, beats three, four and five in each of the others) - but after the first split the rests for beats three through five "disappear" and further splitting becomes impossible.
Solutions involving a measure in 2/4 (but somehow marked 5/4) and then a 1/4 measure for each of the remaining beats while hiding barlines, et c., don't work because of the whole notes in the top and bottom staves. I am just trying to get the notes and horizontal splits in with this measure as the first step and assume that later as normal one can tie the whole notes in the top and bottom staff to the quarter notes in the same two staves, add markings about playing notes or groups of notes an octave higher or lower (8-----), et c.
Anyone here familiar with a procedure to make this work or should I just let it go and forget about entering this composition into Finale?
This one measure before the coda seems to be the sticking point for entering the composition - I would hate to give up just on account of one measure.
Thanks in advance for any tips to solve this!