Setting slur direction on chords containing rests 2000-08-01 04:00 am ... you can't. Or rather, you can but it has no effect. This appears to be because the object whose slur direction property is relevant is the rest, and when you edit the chord there's no tab for the rest's properties. You can change direction all you want under the "notes" tab, but it makes no difference.The only way to get a non-default slur direction on a chord containing a rest is to change the rest's properties before adding any notes to it (or, more usually in practice, after deleting all the notes from it). This is awkward.