I'm engraving an orchestral score, using Musescore. The following two bars, in the oboe part, don't look "right" in terms of engraving aesthetics:
Another example, this time in the flute part:
I think the problem is that the portato marks are not vertically aligned and it's visually quite jarring, especially since the notes are stationary.
It may be, however, technically correct, since phrase marks should normally almost touch note heads at their end-points, leaving not enough room for a portato mark which then has to be placed outside.
BTW those are phrase marks, not slurs.
Before I go ahead and try make things prettier, I'd love to know if there is a generally accepted approach to engraving this correctly?