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Panamerican
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   Posted 3/30/2002 7:38 AM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Ok Fellows, I have Finale 2002 for Windows but I have the same problem. Slurs collide with articulations.
I usually write articulations before I add slurs. So I must assume that the slur collided, because the articulation was there already. I don't care if the articulations are outside or inside the slurs, this should never happen under any circumstances.
However most of the slurs giving me trouble are the ones written over articulations that are at the end of the slur. In my last work I wrote lots of slurs between 2 quarter notes, and the second quarter note has a staccato. In almost all cases the slurs cover the staccato so that my violin players will never know that an staccato marking was there at all. It is a pain in the neck to have to adjust every single of them manually, and my commission is already late.
It seems to me from the conversation you all had that there's no way to fix this in a practical way. Is there?
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   Posted 3/30/2002 8:45 AM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Jorge,

To avoid collision between slurs and articulations the slurs must have the option "Use Engraver Slurs" checked in the Smart Slur Options dialog box.
Engraver slurs make extensive use of font annotation, to determine the size of other musical items in collision avoidance. If you are using a font not supplied by Coda, take your time to annotate the font for improved performance in Engraver slurs. See the Font Annotation dialog box.

And the articulations must have the option "Inside Slurs" checked in the Articulation Designer dialog box.

If you create a new document from the Default Document, you will have an articulation library with staccato designed to go "Inside Slurs".
However, the articulation library's accent (>) is not designed to go "Inside Slurs", so you will have to edit it.
You will also have to edit the "peak" accent (^) to go "Inside Slurs". While you are at it, you might also like to change its Position from "Above note" to "On note side" (but that is a matter of taste).

Peter
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