Default cross staff slur starts at wrong staff

How are these the default slur and the default position of the ‘down/up’-directed slur between the two selected notes? Could I solve this with some settings or can this only be changed on a case by case basis in engrave mode?

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That’s certainly not the default appearance you should be seeing. Can you attach a cut-down snippet of the project that exhibits this problem?

Good to hear that this is not what I should be seeing and thank you for looking into it. Here is a cut down version of the file.
slur appearance.dorico (540.6 KB)

As far as I can tell (see the dotted lines), the slur is attached to the top piano staff, not the bottom. Maybe you hit M to move it down? I’d suggest to simply remove the slur, select the first note in the bottom staff, and add the slur again.

@PjotrB cross staff

I’ll need to check with the team about exactly what’s going on here, but it appears to be a limitation in the collision avoidance code for slurs between voices that cross staves where a note in one staff is at the same position as the note in the other staff where the slur begins.

As a workaround for the time being, if you were to make the notes at each end of the slur in the same voice, e.g. either write the first two eighths in the lower staff and then cross them to the staff above, or write the second pair of eighths in the upper staff and then cross them to the staff below, the slur will then attach properly.

I don’t have time right now to figure out exactly which setting it is, but I can confirm that with my saved default Engraving Options the slur renders as one would expect.
May-30-2022 16-31-29

It might be time to play with your settings.

Thank you @dspreadbury ! Using the same voice and “cross staffing” those notes works!

@pianoleo interesting… I currently don’t have time to find that setting (a needle in a haystack probably) but I may check that later.