Tie height

You can change values for the heights of all short ties and long ties project-wide. You can also change the height of individual ties in Engrave mode.

You can find options that change the project-wide heights of ties by clicking Advanced Options in the Design section of the Ties page in Engrave > Engraving Options. There are separate settings for short ties and long ties.

Increasing the height of ties makes them extend further from the staff, which gives them a rounder shape and means they take up more vertical space. Ties generally do not need to be as curved as slurs, as they join notes of the same pitch instead of arching over or above a range of pitches.

Where vertical space is tight, a balance must be found between how curved ties are and ensuring staves do not overlap.

Figure 1. A long tie with default height
Figure 2. A long tie with increased height