Floating Slurs cause some bubble-trouble

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TaaviHark
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Floating Slurs cause some bubble-trouble

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Dear Clear-Eyed Experts!

I have started to engrave a manuscript and came across an issue which occurs several times in this work: multiple parts on the same staff bring about some awful looking slurs between the beats.

What do you think I should do here? I don't want to confuse slurs with ties visually. At the same time these "default" slurs are faaaaaaaar away from notheheads and create somewhat unpleasant look.
:(

If you notice anything else, don't keep it to yourselves :D
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Re: Floating Slurs cause some bubble-trouble

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Is that Dorico? Does Dorico do it by default?

Yes they look a bit awkward. I guess some settings are wrong.
What about having them closer to the noteheads, like between m29-30 in the Clar? They should follow the noteheads, not like f-e in Clar M30, the slur goes upwards.
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Re: Floating Slurs cause some bubble-trouble

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These are Dorico's relevant defaults. (There may be others...!) I suspect that the first bar or so of Clarinet has been manually adjusted.
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Re: Floating Slurs cause some bubble-trouble

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"Position endpoint as if beamed" seems to look more correct, in this case.

A possible solution:
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Re: Floating Slurs cause some bubble-trouble

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Thank you for all the answers!

I use Sibelius Ultimate at the moment.
The floating slurs in clarinet part (from beam to beam) are Sibelius defaults, others are my manual tweaks, some of them very rushed and rusty :D

Please let me know if anything else unpleasant sticks out!

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Re: Floating Slurs cause some bubble-trouble

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TaaviHark wrote:
25 Jan 2021, 17:15
Please let me know if anything else unpleasant sticks out!
The first note in the flutes: either missing an unison or a rest.
Maybe all eights beamed in 4, but I am not sure what is the context.
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