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by KJ_Palmer
Sun May 19, 2024 7:13 am
Forum: Wishlist
Topic: Sibelius Sounds for Sibelius for iPad?
Replies: 1
Views: 177

Re: Sibelius Sounds for Sibelius for iPad?

You may be able to get the answer (or put it on a wishlist) on the 'Official' Sibelius chat run by Avid: https://www.sibelius.com/cgi-bin/helpcenter/chat/chat.pl?groupid=3 This is an unofficlal forum, once popular, now sadly dwindling. I for one haven't upgraded for several years and don't keep abre...
by KJ_Palmer
Fri May 17, 2024 5:07 am
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: EXPORTING MY SIBELIUS FILE TO A OLDER VERSION OF SIBELIUS
Replies: 3
Views: 272

Re: EXPORTING MY SIBELIUS FILE TO A OLDER VERSION OF SIBELIUS

Another tip: always save your (important) scores in another format as well as your main version. It's an extra step (or three) but I always export mine to Sib 6, Sib 7 and music xml. That way you're covered and can share easily if something goes wrong, or you switch or use another software.
by KJ_Palmer
Mon Apr 22, 2024 5:26 am
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: If I select one note it starts duplicating that one note for many bars and stops arbitrarily.
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Re: If I select one note it starts duplicating that one note for many bars and stops arbitrarily.

It would probably be best to go to the Sibelius Support: https://www.avid.com/support or ask this on the official forum: https://www.sibelius.com/cgi-bin/helpcenter/chat/chat.pl?groupid=3 Sorry, I can't help, don't have a mac book or the latest Sibelius. I believe there have been numerous problems w...
by KJ_Palmer
Sun Apr 14, 2024 8:29 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Creating blocks of lyrics/text next to staves using Sibelius Free?
Replies: 3
Views: 374

Re: Creating blocks of lyrics/text next to staves using Sibelius Free?

Likely a tall order for the free version, as it's severely limited, you can basically only create a minimal standard score. You could try going to: Layout > Document Setup and see if the Landscape option is selectable See if you can adjust (drag) the left staff bar line or over to the right to allow...
by KJ_Palmer
Tue Apr 09, 2024 6:55 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Deleting triplets
Replies: 21
Views: 691

Re: Deleting triplets

It's not a bug as such, rather Sibelius lacks a function to allow such changes easily. You've already put in the notes and ryhthms, and Sibelius has fixed them where you first said. If you then want to 'move them around', you'll have do so so bearing in mind the rythmical constraints of the score yo...
by KJ_Palmer
Wed Apr 03, 2024 8:50 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Deleting triplets
Replies: 21
Views: 691

Re: Deleting triplets

Just put them in then. Unfortunately there's no magic fix for this, in Sibelius at least. Once the rhythm is in there it can be hard to break it. You would probably have had them done by now....
by KJ_Palmer
Wed Mar 27, 2024 10:24 pm
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Multimovement Instrument Change
Replies: 1
Views: 304

Re: Multimovement Instrument Change

I think the only way to do this is to add the Clarinet in Bb in Add Instruments, move (i.e. cut/paste) the Alto Sax music to the Clarinet line and use Hide Empty Staves under Layout. I played around with changing instruments as you did, and couldn't find a way to hide or remove the extra key signatu...
by KJ_Palmer
Sun Feb 18, 2024 6:45 pm
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: Recovering files deleted from backup
Replies: 3
Views: 1303

Re: Recovering files deleted from backup

If you're lucky the files may still be in your backups folder, given by the Saving and Exporting page of File > Preferences. If you mean files deleted from the Backup folder when your backups limit is reached you may have to use a 3rd party file restore utility (if there isn't one built in to your m...
by KJ_Palmer
Sun Feb 04, 2024 12:02 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: My Score is Locked!
Replies: 2
Views: 987

Re: My Score is Locked!

Haven't got Review Mode in my old version, but here's what I found in the New Features list for Ultimate 2019: Review Mode.png If you can't see the status bar you could try one of the other options. You might be able to see the status bar by moving or hiding the task bar (in Windows), or fiddling wi...
by KJ_Palmer
Thu Jan 25, 2024 11:10 am
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Will Sibelius 6.2 open a Dorico 5.1.1 MusicXML file?
Replies: 3
Views: 1335

Re: Will Sibelius 6.2 open a Dorico 5.1.1 MusicXML file?

I fired up my old Sibelius 6.2 program, and did: File > Open > Navigate to Music XML files > Select > Open Files in uncompressed .xml format should be recognised for opening. It didn't seem to want to open a .mxl compressed file, though, so stick with .xml if possible. Ignore the warning. Use the de...
by KJ_Palmer
Wed Dec 20, 2023 10:28 am
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Trackpad and Text Problems on Mac
Replies: 1
Views: 2464

Re: Trackpad and Text Problems on Mac

It would probably be best to contact Avid support with this issue: https://www.avid.com/sibelius/learn-and-support#Resources You could also try posting on the 'official' Sibelius forum. There seem to be a fair few gripes with the latest release. http://www.sibelius.com/cgi-bin/helpcenter/chat/chat.p...
by KJ_Palmer
Thu Nov 30, 2023 6:58 pm
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: controlling dynamics
Replies: 2
Views: 3503

Re: controlling dynamics

I suppose the simplistic way would be to add the dynamic markings in the bars you want them, before and after. Select a note, CMD E. Select the dynamic using a right mouse click (or CMD ff, p or f or whatever). Escape when done. The dynamics should play back 'correctly' (according to Sibelius). You ...
by KJ_Palmer
Tue Nov 14, 2023 10:56 pm
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: writting notes without a staff
Replies: 3
Views: 3339

Re: writting notes without a staff

You can 'hide' the staff lines by selecting your whole instrument staff (double/triple click the staff), then going to: Home > Press the 'Edit Instruments' arrow next to Instruments > Make sure the correct instrument is highlighted in the Instruments box > Edit Instrument > Edit Staff Type... > Chan...
by KJ_Palmer
Tue Oct 31, 2023 8:14 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can't change instrument name
Replies: 1
Views: 2444

Re: Can't change instrument name

Sibelius First is full of restrictions. Not 100% sure that renaming instruments is one, but it would hardly be a surprise. For fewer restrictions you'll have to pay to upgrade, the other (paid) tiers these days I believe are Sibelius Artist and Ultimate. Either that or try a less (or un-) restricted...
by KJ_Palmer
Sun Oct 15, 2023 4:59 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Playback has extra beat after time signature change
Replies: 4
Views: 3092

Re: Playback has extra beat after time signature change

Probably a typo but Ctrl+Alt+T is for adding a tempo mark. Use just T to change the time signature. It would be best to turn off Show Mutirests (Ctrl+Shift+M) before changing time signatures. By the looks of it you want just one bar of 2/4 before switching back to 4/4. At bar 16 seems you've ended u...