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by KJ_Palmer
Wed Aug 03, 2022 5:35 pm
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Changing default playback instrument of voices to piano
Replies: 1
Views: 95

Re: Changing default playback instrument of voices to piano

I've had a look around and don't think there's any easy way to do this, at least not in Sibelius 7.5. I stand to be corrected, of course. Best I can think of is to create a piano (grand) staff and use that to arrange your SATB notes or make a keyboard reduction. You'd mostly hide/mute the piano when...
by KJ_Palmer
Sat Jul 09, 2022 6:36 am
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: House styles folder on Mac
Replies: 1
Views: 307

Re: House styles folder on Mac

The Reference manual says where it is. If you don't have a copy these can (mostly) be downloaded from the web. If you search the manual for House styles , then go to User-editable files , it will be somewhere like (for Mac OS X:) /Users/ username /Library/Application Support/Avid/Sibelius/House Styles
by KJ_Palmer
Thu Jun 30, 2022 9:32 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: how to save/export custom guitar chord diagrams?
Replies: 9
Views: 3052

Re: how to save/export custom guitar chord diagrams?

Yep, I'm in the UK too, London area. I came to this forum first when I got stuck in Sib 5, and liked the style, and all the helpful tips. The official forum seemed a little less friendly and aloof. Only ever used Avid support once, to deregister a Sibelius installation. With all the trouble people a...
by KJ_Palmer
Sat Jun 25, 2022 10:55 pm
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: 2,3 ending?
Replies: 15
Views: 3163

Re: 2,3 ending?

Indeed Mike, but maybe in this case it's not needed, and sus4 has already tweaked the roadmap? Took me a while to figure out, but it's second nature now! Unless we hear to the contrary...
by KJ_Palmer
Sat Jun 25, 2022 7:30 pm
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: 2,3 ending?
Replies: 15
Views: 3163

Re: 2,3 ending?

If that's all, just: Go to Notation > Lines > Click the bottom right box (Edit lines) > Click the 2nd repeat System line > New > Yes Change the Name to (something like) 2-3 Ending Click the Edit... button near Text, and change the text from 2. to 2.3. and OK. (Sorry, no fancy screenshots) Then you c...
by KJ_Palmer
Sat Jun 11, 2022 6:33 am
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Is This possible?
Replies: 4
Views: 1200

Re: Is This possible?

What about hiding everything (Ctrl/Cmd Shift A Shift H) and printing that?

Not sure if that would work for you - you'd still get bar lines, KS, clefs and instruments if present but otherwise blank staves in the original proportions for you to write the notes in.
by KJ_Palmer
Sun May 22, 2022 9:06 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Space between systems different for one page
Replies: 2
Views: 1094

Re: Space between systems different for one page

You can drag staves manually and they'll stay there, unless you do any global layout resets. The space between staves value on the ribbon is a global setting, so will revert if you use reset above/below or optimise the whole score, so best to do these adjustments when the score is (nearly) complete....
by KJ_Palmer
Fri May 13, 2022 11:46 pm
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: How to save custom instruments
Replies: 1
Views: 1124

Re: How to save custom instruments

You can save the new instrument by exporting a house style or manuscript paper for use in other scores. You can import your House Style into another score, or use the saved manuscript paper. This is from the Sibelius 7.5 Reference manual, under Edit Instruments (I imagine it's similar/yhe same in la...
by KJ_Palmer
Mon May 02, 2022 10:34 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Saving score and parts together as pdf file
Replies: 1
Views: 1044

Re: Saving score and parts together as pdf file

If you're using Sibelius 7 or later you'd simply go to File > Export > PDF > Export PDF > Score and all parts (one file). If you're still on Sibelius 6 (as your profile indicates) or earlier it looks like you're out of luck as this feature hadn't been introduced yet. Seems the best you can do is pri...
by KJ_Palmer
Wed Apr 13, 2022 6:11 am
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: New Instrument Problem
Replies: 1
Views: 1157

Re: New Instrument Problem

If you save your set up with the new instrument as a House Style : Appearance > House Style > Export > [HS Name] You can then select the House Style in the Photoscore Import dialog and Choose Instruments (rather than let Sibelius choose), and your new instrument should be one of the options. I've ne...
by KJ_Palmer
Thu Apr 07, 2022 6:43 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can not log out of Avid Link
Replies: 3
Views: 1278

Re: Can not log out of Avid Link

Not sure if this will work, or if you've already done this, but have you tried deleting all your browser's cache, cookies, history, maybe passwords etc? It should be under your browser's settings. If you use MS Edge/Chrome, Settings is under the three dots, and you can search for cache, cookies and ...
by KJ_Palmer
Sun Feb 06, 2022 3:59 pm
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: transposing
Replies: 3
Views: 2050

Re: transposing

I've recently been setting up scores for my alto flute, so this is fairly fresh to me. You need to set up an instrument defined as Alto flute and press Transposing score to display and play as on your printed score. If you're starting from scratch, set up a treble staff, and use the Change instrumen...
by KJ_Palmer
Sun Feb 06, 2022 12:28 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: ficta below note
Replies: 3
Views: 1427

Re: ficta below note

Sorry, not sure if you do anything but manually align the fictas (fictae?) by eye. Perhaps someone else here, or on the official Sibelius forum may have the solution.
by KJ_Palmer
Wed Feb 02, 2022 11:28 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: ficta below note
Replies: 3
Views: 1427

Re: ficta below note

This plugin is rather old and inflexible, and there's no 'add ficta below note' plugin. I think the only way to change the position is through the inspector (Ctrl/Cmd Shift I). You can change the Y vertical position to something suitable, e.g. -5, or simply by dragging. If there are a lot of fictas,...
by KJ_Palmer
Wed Feb 02, 2022 9:55 am
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: realize chord symbols :: best practise?
Replies: 2
Views: 539

Re: realize chord symbols :: best practise?

Yes it can be a pain but there's no dynamic interaction. It's simply a plugin you run to create the notes. I normally keep a version without chord realisation (just chord symbols), as well a realised version. If a chord needs changing you can change it on the unrealised version, re-run the plugin an...