Slur sometimes placed poorly

• Feb 18, 2011 - 03:30
S4 - Minor

Version 1.0, Windows Vista

1. on treble clef staff, create the following line in eighth notes: middle line B, C, D, E, F, G A, B, back to down to middle line B
2. add a slur across from first to last note
Result: slur overlaps notes

Not sure how reasonable it is to expect slurs to avoid notes in all cases, but it seems MuseScore often does better than this


Is there a developer in the house? I am having the same issue. I know I can manually adjust the slurs by clicking and dragging any of the four handles (squares that appear when selecting the slur). But this solution is non-exact and quite awkward. I want all slurs between the same exact pitches with the same exact rhythmic values and in the same measure/bar position to have slurs that look EXACTLY identical. Is this really too much to ask for?

It may be too much to ask, but I find asking politely gives the best chance for a positive response. I sure would like to see this solved.

Excuse me! I didn't know I was being rude. And frankly, I think that Marc's asking politely did not get much of a response from anybody. I even tried before posting to find the names of the leading developers. If I had that information, I would not have begun the way I did. I frankly want MuseScore files to regenerate their content every time I add an object. I came to MuseScore from Finale, which does it automatically.

@stuartsa I understand it's can be an annoying issue but implementing anti-colliding algorithms for score elements is not so trivial that it can be done in a wink. Finale and Sibelius both do indeed a good job but MuseScore is not at this level yet. For MuseScore 2.0, focus has been on making MuseScore feature complete. After that, focus can become to improve speedy entry which means also an anti-colliding implementation, or magnetic layout as Sibelius calls it.