Halfnote appears as to quarter notes with a tie

I am typing in an arrangement and in one of the bars I have a halfnote on beat 2.
This appears as a two quarter notes with a tie. How can I change that?
I need to change this, because the people playing in my concert band are not the best readers and if I can’t change this, I know they will play this as two quarter notes instead af a halfnote.
Please help.

Check Notation Options under Note Grouping.
You could also use Force Duration (shortcut o)

Thank you.
I am new to the program and this is my stresstest.
:slight_smile: Carsten Coach

Do keep in mind that under modern engraving theory, two tied quarters is (usually) the right way to notate it.

Yes, I am aware of that.
Something about always being able to see beat 1 and 3 or 2 and 4. I get them confused.
My concert band doesn’t give a damn about that. Some of them couldn’t even read music, when I took over leadership. So I have to make some pedagogical compromises.