I'd love to see improved slurs in Dorico ;)

More often than not, slurs look very out of place (first example), and I have to manually adjust them in Engrave mode (second exmample).

Is it possible to change the engraving settings to make them look like the second example by default)?


There has indeed been much discussion of this over the past 5+ years, such as this.

Last month Ben posted an excellent survey of settings for slurs and other things here.


We did start work on some changes to the slur routing algorithm that would constrain their shape such that even when rotated their control points could not move “outside” the end points, but it’s tricky due to the way Dorico handles collision avoidance for slurs. It is definitely something we plan to address in future.