slurs question

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slurs question

Post by jjvibes » Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:21 pm

Hello all, I understand if I want to change slurs I have to go to the smart slur option dialog box. I know I have to play with settings in regards to horizontal and vertical, but was wondering if there's an easier way to create thinner slurs? Perhaps something with TG tools?

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Re: slurs question

Post by N Grossingink » Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:49 pm

Smart Shape Tool Menu > Smart Slur Options > Thickness. Don't forget to change the tie thickness if you want the ties to match the slurs (Document Options > Ties > Tie Contour).

I'm curious as to why you want to make the slurs thinner. Most engravers consider the Finale defaults too thin and end up increasing the weight of the arcs somewhat.

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Re: slurs question

Post by jjvibes » Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:08 am

thanks for your thoughts, sorry for the late reply.
I just think finales slurs are too thick..that's all! :) plus, i like to have my music be a little different from the defaults!

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Re: slurs question

Post by jjvibes » Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:08 am

thanks for your thoughts, sorry for the late reply.
I just think finales slurs are too thick..that's all! :) plus, i like to have my music be a little different from the defaults!

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Re: slurs question

Post by ebiggs1 » Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:59 pm

I just think finales slurs are too thick..that's all!
... and why Finale is so customizable! :D
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