slurs across system breaks 2007-10-01 07:07 pm One thing I would very much like to see fixed soon in NWC is the handling of slurs across system breaks. Currently, a slur that begins in one system and continues to the next is treated as two slurs, one from the first note you want slurred to the end of the first system and the other beginning at the start of the next system and ending at the note where you've chosen to end your (single) slur. The broken slur needs to begin and end "in the air," instead, so that if the beginning and ending barlines were placed together the slur would make a continuous curve. This is not just a matter of aesthetics: the current method makes it far too easy to confuse a slur with a tie, and thus misread the music. On a scale of one to ten, I would rank the need to get this one fixed as a ten. You can sort of kludge around it with headless, stemless, muted notes on a layered staff, but it's a pain to construct and it doesn't really work very well.