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by MikeLyons
Sat Feb 24, 2024 9:17 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: notes all crammed together...
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Re: notes all crammed together...

Firstly, this is a common problem, especially for those who tend to use layouts with 4 bars per line. Whatever you do, do NOT, under any circumstances, drag barlines around. That is opening up a world of hurt for yourself later on. Try these methods instead: 1. Reduce the size of the staff slightly ...
by MikeLyons
Wed Feb 21, 2024 9:58 am
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: Recovering files deleted from backup
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Re: Recovering files deleted from backup

Just a thought for future reference. Sib files, unless you bloat them by saving internal versions, are tiny. Rarely more than a couple of hundred k. Even for very long works. Increase your saved backups to 1000 or more files (I've actually got mine set to 30000). I doubt you'll actually miss the spa...
by MikeLyons
Sat Feb 17, 2024 8:16 am
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Logic to Sibelius score import
Replies: 1
Views: 147

Re: Logic to Sibelius score import

Much better to use xml or mxl from logic, although why you'd want to move from logic I don't know!

There will still be plenty of clean-up to do, it's unavoidable.
by MikeLyons
Fri Feb 16, 2024 8:50 am
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: WHAT TEXT TO USE?
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: WHAT TEXT TO USE?

I gave you the information you needed to set you on the path to find the complete answer. I'm not here to save you from boredom. "It's boring" is just another way of saying "I can't be bothered". How old are you, 12? The manual gives very clear and concise information about how to use text, how diff...
by MikeLyons
Wed Feb 14, 2024 10:22 am
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: WHAT TEXT TO USE?
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: WHAT TEXT TO USE?

Well, you know, if you can't be bothered, put up with your lack of knowledge! ANY system text will appear on all parts as well as in the score. However all the different types of system text are named. The common ones like "title", "tempo", "composer", "lyricist" etc are given names that tell you wh...
by MikeLyons
Thu Jan 25, 2024 8:43 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Lyric font size
Replies: 1
Views: 596

Re: Lyric font size

You change it in the Text tab of the ribbon. There's a little arrow on the bottom right of the Styles box. Clicki this and a dialog will open letting you change lots of things about text, including font sizes.
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by MikeLyons
Thu Jan 25, 2024 10:17 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Drums notation
Replies: 4
Views: 1009

Re: Drums notation

I've always found midi input of drum notation to be extremely unreliable. Using midi, the drum notation has to use channel 10. Some keyboards seem to have issues setting this up. After years of trying, I gave up and just started inputting by hand. In the end, it was too time costly to try to play th...
by MikeLyons
Wed Jan 24, 2024 9:32 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Multiple Installs
Replies: 2
Views: 724

Re: Multiple Installs

In a word - yes. You are allowed two concurrent activations for exactly this purpose. You can install the program on as many machines as you like, but only 2 can be activated at the same time.
by MikeLyons
Wed Jan 24, 2024 9:29 am
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Will Sibelius 6.2 open a Dorico 5.1.1 MusicXML file?
Replies: 3
Views: 1037

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

Yes. Ignore any error message. Sib 6.x does not support any if the newer xml features so the results will need considerable post-editing.
by MikeLyons
Wed Jan 24, 2024 9:27 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Drums notation
Replies: 4
Views: 1009

Re: Drums notation

The symbols you need are on the keypad, on one of the layouts (3?) Select the note to which you want them to apply and press the key on the keypad. They will only play with the correct sound when the piece is playing. Hi hat should be placed on the g space at the top of the staff. They should also u...
by MikeLyons
Wed Jan 24, 2024 9:22 am
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Accidentals persist on the keypad after the note is entered?
Replies: 2
Views: 634

Re: Accidentals persist on the keypad after the note is entered?

I can't say I've heard if this happening. I've very recently transcribed apiece using the parts, to produce a new, clean score and not noticed this behaviour. I'm on 2023.11.1 in Windows 11. Im not sure if theres a setting fir this. I do believe that the behaviour of accidentals in the parts was cha...
by MikeLyons
Wed Jan 24, 2024 9:15 am
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: How Can I Turn Off Scrolling Text Feature?
Replies: 1
Views: 619

Re: How Can I Turn Off Scrolling Text Feature?

Hi. I've heard of this being reported on macs and acknowledged as a bug. I am not certain, but it may have been fixed in 2023.11.1.
by MikeLyons
Tue Jan 23, 2024 9:57 am
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Transposing from bass clef to treble clef
Replies: 3
Views: 905

Re: Transposing from bass clef to treble clef

If you're playing euphonium - the god if all instruments - you're automatically a musician! :D :D :D
by MikeLyons
Mon Jan 22, 2024 11:36 pm
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Transposing from bass clef to treble clef
Replies: 3
Views: 905

Re: Transposing from bass clef to treble clef

Input the notes from the part in non-transposing (bass clef) mode. I'd create a score using euphonium bass clef.

Then add a staff for euphonium Bb treble clef copy all the notes to it. Open the treble clef part and print that.
by MikeLyons
Thu Jan 18, 2024 3:10 pm
Forum: Playback Problems
Topic: Noteperformer 1.5 not working on Sibelius
Replies: 2
Views: 1633

Re: Noteperformer 1.5 not working on Sibelius

NotePerformer has been re-designed twice since your version and I am fairly sure you can't make it work with later versions if sibelius, which has also undergone a number if structural changes - one of which IIRC has to do with locations of vst files and folders. I'm afraid your only choice is to up...