I had a go at Finale Notepad and one or two others with even less success.
Now learning Music Publisher 5 which is much easier. It also has a very good tutorial.
The difference is that this Programme does what you want it to do rather than the Programme automatically changing things 'cos it doesn't understand
Example, in Finale I inserted a wrong note a few bars earlier and couldn't find a way to change it or a way to insert a new one. If you delete a note, it moves the music back one space and inserts a rest. I wasted about two hours with the help file and then gave up.