Tie groupings solution needed

I’ve been trying for half an hour to have a minim starting on beat 2 of a 4/4 bar tied to a quaver on beat four. Cannot find any setting that will let me do it. What needs selecting in the options, or is there a way to override?

Can I ask why you’d want to do this? It is standard notational practice in 4/4 to always show the half bar.

Because I’m working on an urtext and I don’t want to change the composer’s original grouping.


In that case, you can use Force Durations (the clamp icon in the left panel of Write mode) to force Dorico to notate as you want. Beware that this will prevent Dorico from renotating your music if you copy and paste it elsewhere in future.