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Tab Slide Direction

Postby mascis2000 » Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:52 pm

The tab slide tool keeps on writing the direction of the slides in the wrong direction on the TAB.

How do I switch it to the correct direction?

It would also be useful to create a bit of distance between the notes too, so that you can see the slide more clearly. Is there a way I can adjust the positions of the numbers in the TAB?

Thanks in advance for any responses
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Re: Tab Slide Direction

Postby Peter Thomsen » Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:18 pm

Actually, the issue here is not the vertical direction; the Tab Slide indeed goes from the 5 and up to the 8.

Instead, the issue here is the horizontal Grace Note spacing; the 5 is so close to the 8 that the Tab Slide goes to the left (and up) rather than to the right (and up).


1) Go to
Document menu > Document Options > Grace Notes
and set the value for {Grace Note Offset on Entry} to something like 12pt.

2) Go to
Document menu > Document Options > Music Spacing
and set {Grace Note Spacing} to Keep Current.

Since I do not know anything about your music engraving project, I do not know what the Grace Note layout should look like.
You may have to experiment with the settings before the Grace Note layout is as needed.
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