Dotted half note on a beginning of the bar

Hi, could somebody explain me please what I am doing wrong trying to write a dotted half note in Dorico? Yes, of course I could use Force Duration, but what is for then this particular notation option? Thank you:)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/vncuc0h2z05r932/2018-07-24%2010.52.30.gif?dl=0

Is the time signature 4/4 or 2/2? They behave differently.

Dear Daniel, thank you for your quick response. A time signature is 2/2. I would like to have it like it this. Any way if I see a picture in Notation Option as example, I am expecting to see the same in a score.

Sure, but the picture in Notation Options clearly shows that it’s in 4/4 and not 2/2 :slight_smile:

If you want your 2/2 time signature to behave like 4/4, you could consider putting in a 4/4 time signature at the second barline and then setting the ‘Hide time signature’ property.

Mipi, for me it works in 2/2, when I change the Notation option above the one you changed. (I’m on the German version, so I can’t say exactly what it is called in English).

Thank you very much for all your responses. Both of them worked for me:)

So I think this is the converse of the issue discussed here: https://www.steinberg.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=246&t=141472