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Engraver slurs can avoid collisions with stems, beams, noteheads, articulations, and accidentals. If you transpose the music, Engraver slurs will reshape to avoid collisions with the new layout. 

To define Engraver slurs

  1. Click the Smart Shape tool  image\Smart_Shape_Tool.gif. The Smart Shape menu appears.
  2. Smart Shape > Smart Slur Options. The Smart Slur Options dialog box appears.
  3. Check the Use Engraver Slurs box. The Engraver slur settings become active.
  4. Make adjustments to the Engraver Slur settings, if desired. See Smart Slur Options dialog box for details.
  5. Click OK (or press ENTER) when you’re ready to save the new settings. Or click Cancel if you want to discard changes.

Any manual edit to an Engraver slur will make it immune to Engraver slur settings. It will still be marked as an Engraver slur in the contextual menu, but will be frozen. When frozen, Engraver slurs will no longer reshape to changes in the notes. Remove Manual Adjustments in the contextual menu or the Selection tool Utilities will revert the slur to behaving like an Engraver slur or unfreeze the slur.



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