Tie shoulder offset

Tie shoulders affect the angles of the curves of ties as they taper towards an endpoint, as the tapered ends often approach noteheads at a steeper angle than that of a tie’s arch.

Increasing the shoulder offset makes the onset of the curve shallower, whereas decreasing the shoulder offset makes the onset steeper.

Figure 1. A long tie with default shoulder offset
Figure 2. A long tie with increased shoulder offset

You can change the shoulder offset of ties individually by moving their control point handles in Engrave mode.