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View the msg source Started by Jonathan Dillon on 2005-05-02 21:16:06
Hi, I have a question regarding dotted slurs (I'm not certain that's their "technical" name, but they are slurs made out of a dotted line instead of a solid line and are generally used to say a rest or breath does NOT take place between 2 words/phrases). My question is simple: Is it possible to use this kind of slur in NWC? I can find normal slurs and ties, but not with the dotted line. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!

View the reply source  Reply 1 by llucyy on 2005-05-02 23:46:51
They are also used when different verses of lyrics have differing numbers of syllables. They have to be entered as text via a special font and juggled to get them in the correct place,only for preparing a printed page.

View the reply source  Reply 2 by Hugh Zyornoggin on 2005-05-03 22:31:28
Actually, I have developed a way to achieve this effect without the slur font.
I have been using a dingbat font that has a thick version of |.
I insert a text item consisting of | | | | | | | | (or however many are needed), highlighted white, justified right.
Of course, this works only if the slur is above or below the staff.
If the slur is in the staff, I have a much more complicated way to do it that I can't describe here (well, I suppose I could...).

View the reply source  Reply 3 by Robert A. on 2005-05-04 12:46:18
Have a look at the NoteHedz font, code locations 249-254 (decimal).

View the reply source  Reply 4 by Robert A. on 2005-05-05 12:59:33

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