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by MikeLyons
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Which version do I buy?
Replies: 1
Views: 21

Re: Which version do I buy?

If you are using it for school, you really do need sib ultimate. When you buy the full software, you also get a year of updates and free help. DO NOT LET THIS LAPSE. INCLUDE IT IN YOUR BUDGET. That way it will only cost you £80/£90 a year to keep as up-to-date as possible. I don't kn ow if this is s...
by MikeLyons
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Playback Problems
Topic: Play back sounds
Replies: 1
Views: 19

Re: Play back sounds

It would be very useful to have more info, and possibly a score to view/play with.

What machine is this (apple/windows)
What version of the OS?
What version and tier of Sibelius?
What changed between it working and not working?
A screenshot of the Audio engine options and playback devices dialogs.
by MikeLyons
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: "Make into page" sometimes doesn't work
Replies: 3
Views: 55

Re: "Make into page" sometimes doesn't work

If you email me the score I will take a look at it to see what can be seen.
by MikeLyons
Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: Playback Problems
Topic: Sibelius Sounds 7 stops working in Ultimate 2020.12
Replies: 1
Views: 47

Re: Sibelius Sounds 7 stops working in Ultimate 2020.12

It would help if we knew your OS and version. Also, do you have the absolute, latest version of the sounds with the bass clarinet patch?
by MikeLyons
Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Instrument changes disappear
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: Instrument changes disappear

I'd have to see an actual score that shows the problems to diagnose them, but the text off the page syndrome is usually due to inadvertant dragging or dragging while in panorama mode. Just somethign to watch out for.
by MikeLyons
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Need help with paging
Replies: 5
Views: 3135

Re: Need help with paging

If you must have x bars on a page, try making the staff size smaller - use the inspector, in the bars panel.
by MikeLyons
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Export from Photoscore/Import into Sibelius causes key signature to change
Replies: 6
Views: 200

Re: Export from Photoscore/Import into Sibelius causes key signature to change

So much in sib depends on your choice of transposition interval and on the settings for the individual instruments. Can you send me your score and the .opt file from PS and Sib so I can have a close look at what is happening? This long-distance relationship is making it very hard for me to detect yo...
by MikeLyons
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Adding an optional way of playing a measure, like a footnote
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: Adding an optional way of playing a measure, like a footnote

The type where it's above or below the actual bar is called an ossia. If you are using the full version of Sibelius ossias are available on the Home tab of the ribbon. Footnotes are a little more involved. See the attached link to the official Sibelius forum. https://www.sibelius.com/cgi-bin/helpcen...
by MikeLyons
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Export from Photoscore/Import into Sibelius causes key signature to change
Replies: 6
Views: 200

Re: Export from Photoscore/Import into Sibelius causes key signature to change

Photoscore does not eliminate your role as proofreader! :D PS can put incorrect key and time changes into a scanned score (even from a pdf) and you should very carefully check the start of every system for spurious key changes. I get caught out by this quite a lot. The change between 2 sharps/flats ...
by MikeLyons
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Instrument changes disappear
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: Instrument changes disappear

If there are multirests nearby, make sure the text is attached before the first bar of the multirest,
by MikeLyons
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:14 am
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Export from Photoscore/Import into Sibelius causes key signature to change
Replies: 6
Views: 200

Re: Export from Photoscore/Import into Sibelius causes key signature to change

You have to make absolutely sure that the key signs are correct throughout the score BEFORE you send to sibelius. If necessary, force the key change in PS at the start of the 2nd movement.
by MikeLyons
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Deleted symbols leave blank fields in symbol table
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Re: Deleted symbols leave blank fields in symbol table

Then the best place for you to ask is the official Sielius forum at https://www.sibelius.com/cgi-bin/helpce ... &groupid=3
by MikeLyons
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Lyrics suddenly colliding
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Re: Lyrics suddenly colliding

If you are creating lead sheets, am I right in thinking you are using a fixed number of bars per system? If so, I think you are probably trying to put too many bars on a line. Use [ctrl/cmd]a, followed by [ctrl/cmd][shift]u followed by [ctrl/cmd][shift]n. If this doesn't solve your issue, try changi...
by MikeLyons
Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Deleted symbols leave blank fields in symbol table
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Re: Deleted symbols leave blank fields in symbol table

OK, so you ought to be able to delete those, but not the spaces in which they are saved. Just re-edit them to create your new symbols.
by MikeLyons
Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Deleted symbols leave blank fields in symbol table
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Re: Deleted symbols leave blank fields in symbol table

You can't (and shouldn't) delete any of the built-in symbols. Not for any reason.