Trill line and grace notes

Don’t have my Gould at hand, but surely this default can’t be right. The trill shouldn’t extend over the grace notes here.
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Yes, I know from a practical standpoint the grace notes don’t really consume time since the measure is already ‘over’, but it feels kinda like a bug.

I might be wrong, but I don’t recall seeing that behavior. Are you positive that all those notes are in the same voice? (Having voice colours on is a good idea in general)

(and yes, it looks the same in page as in galley)

The more I look at it the more it looks like all my trills are too long.

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I agree. They are not supposed to cross the barlines. Maybe you have tweaked some Engraving options > ornaments >trills…

Just tried reseting all my trill engraving options back to factory, and then reenabling lines on all. No change, which I didn’t expect as I haven’t tweaked any of those.

Without seeing the entire system we cannot see whether the system has been overstuffed with bars, which could affect spacing.

Ok, it doesn’t reproduce on a clean file, so I’ve screwed something up. It’s late and I’m a wee bit stoned so I’ll look at it with fresh eyes.

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I just tested this, and it appears that Dorico does shorten the trill squiggle so that it doesn’t overhang terminating grace notes for measures of normal width. However, it stops doing that at a certain point with very narrow measures, as in your example.

Perhaps there is an option that controls this. I couldn’t find one for minimum measure width.

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I tried it now: if the line overlaps the grace note, pressing shift+alt and left arrow (with tr selected) reestablishes the correct position .

Yes, I’m starting to suspect there is a “minimum trill line” length or some such, as it occurs even in measure 2.

Indeed, Dorico will ensure that there are at least three complete “wiggles” in the trill extender line. I don’t think we expose that as an editable option.