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by MikeLyons
Mon Nov 28, 2022 10:08 am
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Buying Ultimate
Replies: 14
Views: 3235

Re: Buying Ultimate

If the mac has a fairly recent OS, you will find many problems with entering text of all kinds on Sib 7.5 or earlier. It's a known thing which Apple will never correct. You can take up one of the offers made by companies like Sweetwater to reinstate your perpetual licence for a year of updates etc, ...
by MikeLyons
Mon Nov 21, 2022 1:11 pm
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: rest notation
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: rest notation

Screen shots are, I believe, limited to 100kB. This shows you how old the forum is. Are there any text items within the rests or attached to a particular bar that might be interrupting the bar rests? You say you condensed the rests - how did you do this? In a part, rests should become multirests aut...
by MikeLyons
Wed Nov 16, 2022 12:13 pm
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Remove one instrument just from one system?
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Re: Remove one instrument just from one system?

Yes. It relies on the particular staves being a whole number of systems long. Select the bars in the staff or tab you want to hide and make an instrument change to "no instrument (hidden)"
by MikeLyons
Tue Nov 15, 2022 10:03 am
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Part name prints on two lines in PDFs
Replies: 1
Views: 1660

Re: Part name prints on two lines in PDFs

There are several reasons why this might happen. You'd really have to send me the file so I could check them all.

Addy in sig.
by MikeLyons
Tue Nov 15, 2022 9:59 am
Forum: Playback Problems
Topic: Dynamics no longer obeyed on playback
Replies: 11
Views: 7440

Re: Dynamics no longer obeyed on playback

If you have live playback turned on, Sibelius will largely ignore any written in dynamics. At best they will be played in a much more muted way as priority is given to the playback volumes encoded in live playback.
by MikeLyons
Tue Nov 15, 2022 9:56 am
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Plug in: Make Layout Uniform
Replies: 1
Views: 67

Re: Plug in: Make Layout Uniform

If you type Make Layout Uniform into the command search box, it will come up in the list. This works for any command within sibelius.
by MikeLyons
Sun Nov 06, 2022 6:58 am
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Screen jumping when inputting ANYTHING
Replies: 7
Views: 2566

Re: Screen jumping when inputting ANYTHING

Make sure you are viewing horizontal spreads not vertical. This is a long-standing issue that was resolved temporarily but then crept back into the crypt!
by MikeLyons
Fri Nov 04, 2022 7:39 pm
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: How to see the value of MIDI velocity in Sibelius?
Replies: 2
Views: 1015

Re: How to see the value of MIDI velocity in Sibelius?

Accent and staccato and other articulations are NOT dynamics. Those techniques vary the attack and length of notes. AFAIK, their parameters are controlled by their definitions in the playback dictionary.
by MikeLyons
Tue Oct 18, 2022 7:29 am
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Sibelius not recognizing music font symbols
Replies: 3
Views: 1184

Re: Sibelius not recognizing music font symbols

Every piece of text in Sibeius has a text style. You'll find it listed if you click the little button in the bottom right corner of the Text Styles button on the ribbon, below the gallery dropdown. Be warned, though. If you choose the wrong type of font (ie not a music font) for the charaters, you'l...
by MikeLyons
Mon Oct 17, 2022 7:16 am
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Sibelius not recognizing music font symbols
Replies: 3
Views: 1184

Re: Sibelius not recognizing music font symbols

Font issues are very common on Macs. Try reinstalling the fonts to see if that makes a difference. Have you restarted your machine lately? Which version of MacOS and which version and tier of Sibelius are you using?
by MikeLyons
Fri Oct 07, 2022 7:47 am
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: small staves in piano part
Replies: 1
Views: 1154

Re: small staves in piano part

If you are only using Sibelius 2019, then you are using a cut-down version of the program that does not allow you to have small staves. That is only available in Sibelius Ultimate. Would I be right in thinking that you moved from something Like Sibelius 7.x and thought you were getting the same prod...
by MikeLyons
Thu Oct 06, 2022 9:34 pm
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Moving Staff
Replies: 7
Views: 1606

Re: Moving Staff

When you create a score, you eventually save it?
When you save the score it gets a .sib extension.

Sibelius automatically saves scores in a folder called Sibelius in your documents folder. Also in your documents folder there is a folder called Backup Scores, which can be very useful.
by MikeLyons
Tue Oct 04, 2022 9:42 pm
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: long score difficulties
Replies: 5
Views: 1432

Re: long score difficulties

Well, it's not a problem I have experienced much, but I do now have 32GB RAM.

What I find on Windows is that the program slows down in its response to keypresses and note entry, dialog boxes etc. There's no real answer to that either.
by MikeLyons
Tue Oct 04, 2022 9:39 pm
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Moving Staff
Replies: 7
Views: 1606

Re: Moving Staff

This is no real use for seeing what is going on. you need to share the sib file (send via the address in my signature.)
I can see that autobreaks are still on. (dotted line break at the end of various staves).

I think you might be replying to KJ. His reply was far lengthier than mine!
by MikeLyons
Tue Oct 04, 2022 12:46 pm
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: long score difficulties
Replies: 5
Views: 1432

Re: long score difficulties

The audio issues happen in shorter scores as well. Workflow suggestion - if you are at the stage of making the parts, do you need playback still? If you were to split the score, working on two or more sections until you need to create the parts, at which point you could append the parts together aga...