I have a chord that consists of a half note and a quarter note which goes to another quarter note. Is there any way to notate this without the half note being written as two quarter notes tied? Or do I have to use different voices (which I would like to avoid).
I’m still not sure why you would want to do this though. What is the specific situation that would call for this? This would generally be considered incorrect and poor notation unless you have a specific circumstance I’m not envisioning.
EDIT: Just saw you said you were on Elements. Perhaps that feature isn’t available then. In that case I would just use voices and do it the “correct” way.