I am having problems occasionally with voices and slurs. Generally everything goes well, but occasionally I start a slur then use the key commands to move the right end of it across to the end of the phrase, but the slur will stop at the end of a bar and not move on. I am presuming this is related to how the voices were input (up to 3 voices per stave). I have played around with the Voice settings (swap voice contents, order, and trying most of the up and down stems when they are not correct for some reason). Sometimes I end up deleting all but one voice and inputting the others, only to find the noteheads misalign. Other times I delete the contents of the bar and start again, with the slurs then behaving traveling on to the next measure, other times not.
I am aware of stem up or down when putting in voices, but what is a good way to do all this? I am suspecting you have to pay attention to slurs and voices as you input so they can connect. Do slurs only stay with the same voice? (yes I have also been moving them manually in Engrave, but not sure this would be best practice).
Also when I get misaligned noteheads, what do you do?
I am probably confused also about the Voice swap settings and all the listing voices for up and down stem, so randomly trying them all is not a very good idea because I do not know what I am doing.
Thanks all in advance.