Text cannot go under slur
S5 - Suggestion
OS: Windows 10 (10.0), Arch.: x86_64, MuseScore version (64-bit): 188.8.131.5235, revision: 6a49257
In the attached score, Text objects seem to go above the slur by default when AP is ON. However, in this case (and no doubt in others) the text would be better under the slur—giving the user extra placement options to the side of the stem.
Could it be made possible for text to cross slurs even with AP ON?
That kind of defeats the purpose. If you want collisions, turn off autoplace.
Ultimately, though, it would indeed be better if we could detect opportunities to place text inside slurs.
You can drag a slur so that accents go under, rather than above, the slur, and vice versa. So, why not extend the same facility to all elements?
There is a huge amount of special casing to handle interactions between articulations and slurs. I'm not sure it would feasible to implement this the same way. What is probably better is to rethink how the slur autoplace works to be a lot smarter than it currently is, looking for gaps and not always going on top of everything. Then it would be safe to add text first and then slurs. Definitely something to consider for some day.