Changing the placement of articulations relative to slurs

You can change whether individual articulations of duration are placed inside or outside slur endpoints, independently of your project-wide setting. You can do this for the current layout and frame chain only or for all layouts and frame chains.


These steps only apply to articulations of duration. They do not apply to articulations of force or stress.


  • If you are in Engrave mode, Graphic Editing is selected in the Engrave toolbox.

  • You have chosen the appropriate property scope for local properties.


  1. Select the notes/chords whose articulation placement you want to change. You can do this in Write mode and Engrave mode.
  2. In the Properties panel, activate Inside slur endpoint in the Articulations group.
  3. Activate/Deactivate the corresponding checkbox.


Articulations of duration are placed inside slur endpoints when the checkbox is activated, and outside slur endpoints when the checkbox is deactivated.

When the property is deactivated, articulations follow your project-wide setting for the placement of articulations of duration relative to slur endpoints.


You can change the default placement of all articulations relative to slur endpoints project-wide in the Slurs section of the Articulations page in Engrave > Engraving Options.