Issue when extending a slur over a section break

• Sep 17, 2018 - 23:28
Reported version
S5 - Suggestion
by design

In the attached example, there is a note in measure 3 which is not joined by a slur. To extend the slur to this note, select the slur in measure 2 and press Shift + →.
Result: This only shifts the right handle of the slur slightly to the right (not an expected result). The slur is not extended to the next note in measure 3 (which would be an expected result). The portion of the slur in measure 3 has to be selected in order to properly extend the slur to the next note. You should be able to select any portion of the slur and extend it.

Also, if you select any other handle on the slur (not one of the end handles) and press Shift + →, a similar rightward shift of the handle occurs. Is this an expected result?

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Severity S4 - Minor S5 - Suggestion
Status (old) active by design
Status active by design

As a rule, it is advisable to make adjustments to anything in the lines palette before you enter a system break (you don't have section break in the sample). Once the break is applied it is confusing about how to extend the slur. In your sample, double click the end of the slur, which is attached to the G in measure 3 and everything works as expected. Using this endpoint, you can even shorten the slur so it stops on the F in measure 2 if you want. The end of the slur you get at the right end of measure 2 is actually from the middle of the slur. Middle points on a slur always move only that point a little without changing the anchor point.