Skip a year of depreciation?

I have a client whose Schedule E wasn't operating for a year.  (The building was inhabited rent-free by a family member for part of the year, unrentable for the rest.  No attempt was made to get a paying tenant.)  Since the business was on hiatus for that year, we can't claim any expenses, including depreciation.

Is there any way to make Lacerte skip a year for depreciation, then pick up where it left off?

I've played with this a little using a sample client and an imaginary 3-year asset.  In the second year I tried entering -1 for current depreciation, and -1 for business percent, and proforma'd each method for a couple of years.  Either way, Lacerte treats year 3 as the final year, taking partial depreciation.  Year 4 has $0 depreciation, as though it were fully depreciated, even though there's a year's worth of basis remaining.  

Entering the asset in year 2 as if for the first time, changing Prior Depreciation to match actual (a year's-worth lower than normal) doesn't solve the problem.

Manually adding a year to the Life doesn't solve the problem, and messes up the dollar amounts.

I'm hoping there's a trick that takes care of the whole thing quickly, similar to skipping a year for claiming a dependent, but that's probably wishful thinking.

The only solution I see is to attach notes instructing the preparer to override the depreciation in each of these assets' next-to-last and last years  (and hope the notes aren't garbled or lost over the next several years).
Any other suggestions are very welcome!
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