Force Interpretation ⌃⇧I
You can change notation to “look right” but force a desired interpretation.
One example is that if a note has the length of an eighth note, and the score shows an eighth note plus an eighth rest — forcing interpretation will change the note displayed as a quarter note, but continue to play it as an eighth note.
By default, note syncopation and interpretation match the settings chosen in the Region inspector. You can change interpretation settings for individual notes to improve readability.