Changing the size of dashes/dots in slurs

You can change the length of dashes and the size of dots in dashed/dotted slurs individually, independently of your project-wide settings. You can do this for the current layout and frame chain only, or for all layouts and frame chains.

These steps only apply to dashed/dotted slurs.


  • The lower zone is shown.

  • Properties is selected in the lower zone toolbar.

  • Graphic Editing Graphic Editing button is selected in the Engrave toolbox.

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


  1. In Engrave mode, select the dashed/dotted slurs whose dash length/dot size you want to change.
  2. In the Properties panel, activate one of the following properties in the Slurs group:
    • For dashed slurs, activate Dash length.

    • For dotted slurs, activate Dot size.

  3. Change the value in the value field.


Increasing the value makes dashes longer and dots bigger, decreasing the value makes dashes shorter and dots smaller. If the property scope was set to Locally, this change only takes effect in the current layout and frame chain.


You can change the default size of dashes/dots in all dashed/dotted slurs project-wide in Engraving Options > Slurs > Design > Advanced Options.