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by bobp
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Chord symbol input
Replies: 1
Views: 1341

Re: Chord symbol input

Not sure I follow. I just followed the steps you outlined and there is nothing between chord symbols. Unless you mean chord charts. What objects are you trying to grab?
by bobp
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: deleting or hiding rests
Replies: 5
Views: 1769

Re: deleting or hiding rests

Some thoughts.

Do you need two voices?

You can delete some rests. Select the rest, delete. Rest turns gray. Repeat, rests is deleted.
by bobp
Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Reinstall Sibelius Ultimate
Replies: 5
Views: 1772

Re: Reinstall Sibelius Ultimate

Hey Mike, You're probably right. I remembered that my Sibelius 5 disk says v 5.2.
by bobp
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Reinstall Sibelius Ultimate
Replies: 5
Views: 1772

Re: Reinstall Sibelius Ultimate

Not sure Sib 5 will run on W10 without using Compatibility Mode. There has been some discussion about installing older software on W10. Some folks suggest installing some older software as the higher Administrator than the admin account you setup. Yes, the account you create in W10 is an Admin accou...
by bobp
Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Playback Problems
Topic: Spontaneous Playback of Sibelius on opening a project
Replies: 1
Views: 1672

Re: Spontaneous Playback of Sibelius on opening a project

We need a bit more information.
Do you mean that as soon as Sibelius opens, playback starts? Or as soon as you open a score? You can't stop playback? What version of Windows? There are some files you can delete and let Sibelius rebuild that MIGHT help.
by bobp
Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: sending charts to graphic designer
Replies: 2
Views: 1064

Re: sending charts to graphic designer

There is software that will let you print as a PDF. Like Cute PDF Writer.
by bobp
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: strange behavior of added staff below inst
Replies: 3
Views: 1191

Re: strange behavior of added staff below inst

One thing to try might be to copy everything but the strings to a new score. Then add the strings form the older version.

I'm thinking that something in the present score is the problem. Sometimes copying in sections strips out problems. Sometimes.
by bobp
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: "Add Instruments" window too large on my PC screen
Replies: 3
Views: 1462

Re: "Add Instruments" window too large on my PC screen

Plus, you can grab the upper left or right corner of the window and drag it smaller. It should open smaller the next time.
by bobp
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: exporting and audio file that misses some of the measures
Replies: 2
Views: 916

Re: exporting and audio file that misses some of the measures

Just to add, try exporting as a wav file just to see if that is ok.

And reiterate the importance of a restart when things don't work correctly. Mike asked about ram because if your mac only has 4gb of ram and you are trying to export a full orchestra piece, sometimes 4 gb isn't enough.
by bobp
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Help with instruments & parts (I think?)
Replies: 4
Views: 1823

Re: Help with instruments & parts (I think?)

I would think that for you, this would be a job for Garageband. Totally do-able in Sibelius, but you need to spend more time with it.
by bobp
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Piano by Tab-key (or arrow right), guitar by Midi-keyboard. Is it possible?
Replies: 1
Views: 1533

Re: Piano by Tab-key (or arrow right), guitar by Midi-keyboard. Is it possible?

No idea, really. But, while Sibelius has some midi capabilities, I don't think it is midi based, and therefore not usable like other midi programs. Sounds to me like you want to be able use sounds in Sibelius triggered by your keyboard and/or your guitar. Not necessarily for note input. If it is for...
by bobp
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Playback Problems
Topic: Playback differences on two computers
Replies: 3
Views: 1990

Re: Playback differences on two computers

Yup. The difference between a dedicated sound card, and onboard sound. In modern laptops, onboard sound is pretty good, though not as versatile. You might try it without Asio4all.
by bobp
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Playback Problems
Topic: VDL Issues
Replies: 1
Views: 1541

Re: VDL Issues

You might have to deal with Kontakt on this one.
by bobp
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Video export fails
Replies: 4
Views: 1406

Re: Video export fails

As I understand it, Catalina messes with all kinds of things. 32 bit apps being a major problem. I have no idea why video fails for you. It may be something that you have to wait for Apple to fix.
by bobp
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Playback Problems
Topic: Sound ID Only applying to one bar
Replies: 3
Views: 1842

Re: Sound ID Only applying to one bar

Did you select the passage you wanted the change to take affect in? Or just that measure?