Need to redefine slur shape

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Need to redefine slur shape

Post by glennhardy » Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:59 pm

Finale 2014.5
Mac

Hello,
I cannot seem to regain a "normal" setting for slurs. Can someone recommend settings for the Smart Slur Options? This would be for Thickness, horizontal and vertical, and also the tip thickness. The other settings I have left alone. I can keep playing around with settings, but I seem to be getting further away from just plain old normal slurs.
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Glenn Hardy

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Re: Need to redefine slur shape

Post by John Ruggero » Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:46 am

The Finale default settings would be in the Finale default file, assuming that you haven't modified it.

These are my personal settings:

Smart Shapes>Slur Contour>Short Span>Height: .7 spaces, Inset 30%
Smart Shapes>Slur Contour>Medium Span> Height: 1.7 spaces, Inset 25%
Smart Shapes>Slur Contour>Long Span> Height: 3 spaces, Inset 20%
Smart Shapes>Slur Contour>Extra Long Span> Height: 3.25 spaces, Inset 18%
Smart Shapes>Smart Shape Placement>Slur> (in spaces)
1 Start Point H: 0 V: 0.5 End Point H: 0 V: 0.5
2 Start Point H: 0 V: -0.5 End Point H: 0 V: -0.5
3 Start Point H: 0.5 V: -.5 End Point H: -.5 V: -.5
4 Start Point H: 0.5 V: -.5 End Point H: -.5 V: -.5
5 Start Point H: 0.5 V: .5 End Point H: -0.5 V: .5
6 Start Point H: .5 V: -.5
7 Start Point H: .5 V: -.5
8 Start Point H: .5 V: .5
9 Start Point H: 0 V: 0.5 End Point H: 0 V: 0.5
10 Start Point H: 0 V: - 0.5 End Point H: 0 V: -0.5
11 Start Point H: 0 V: -.166 End Point H: -.75 V: -.125
12 Start Point H: 0 V: .208 End Point H: -.5 V: -2
13 Start Point H: 0 V: -.208 End Point H: -.125 V: 2

Smart Shapes>Smart Slur Options>Maximum Slur Angle in Degrees: 90
Smart Shapes>Smart Slur Options>Slur Symmetry: 20%
Smart Shapes>Smart Slur Options>Avoid Accidentals: yes, Space Around Accidentals: .2 space
Smart Shapes>Smart Slur Options>Space Around objects: .7 space
Smart Shapes>Smart Slur Options>Maximum Lift: .75 space
Smart Shapes>Smart Slur Options>Slur Tip: .07 space
Smart Shapes>Smart Slur Options>Tips Avoid Staff Lines: no
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Re: Need to redefine slur shape

Post by glennhardy » Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:52 am

Thank you so much! I will check these out.

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Re: Need to redefine slur shape

Post by N Grossingink » Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:43 am

Additionally, there are "Reset" buttons in the slur dialog windows. I assume clicking these returns you to the default settings.

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Re: Need to redefine slur shape

Post by glennhardy » Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:51 pm

OOPS...you are correct! Thanks!

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