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Bar limiti exceeded after adding a new voice

Postby janice1424 » Fri May 19, 2017 8:25 pm

Hello there,
I'm new to this forum and need your help and I use Sibelius 7.5.

I was just working on a 2-voice system, using a three-quarter time. After adding the 3rd voice the rests have a longer duration than 3/4. In the end of the bar (all of a sudden) appear a 1/64 and a 1/256 rest. Furthermore, in the very end there's another strange symbol, see here


How can I overcome this strange bug/error? And what does the last symbol mean?

Thanks for your help.
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Postby KJ_Palmer » Tue May 23, 2017 6:30 pm

It looks like somehow the timing has got corrupted in that bar. I've read on the official Sibelius forum that tuplets can sometimes get assigned to the wrong voice which messes things up. The fact that the '3' of the tuplets is blue rather than green for voice 2 indicates this has happened.

I was able to create your bar (albeit in isolation) correctly, from scratch, without the spurious rests in voice 3. I'm not sure what to suggest, other than deleting that bar and starting again, though, sorry. Maybe someone else can advise something better.
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