Dotted half note behavior

In a measure of 4/4, I have a note that starts on beat 2 and lasts for the remainder of the bar (i.e. a dotted half note). But Dorico renders it as a quarter note tied to a half note. How do I get this rewritten as a dotted half note?

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You can highlight (select) the tied note, press O for force duration and then press 7 and dot (period) to force it into a dotted half.
That’s one way.

You can always use “force duration” by pressing ‘o’ (fOrce) and re-entering the note.

Typically the better option is to explore notation options, as there are a number of controls in this regard.

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