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by DianaDiazSing
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: System breaks take up space
Replies: 1
Views: 511

System breaks take up space

Hello, I was formatting a leadsheet and found that my system breaks are taking up space that I don't want them to. How can I fix that? It's making me have wider space between staffs than I want in some places and squishing others. I want to be able to make more individual adjustments per system beca...
by DianaDiazSing
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Flip markings to top of note?
Replies: 5
Views: 909

Flip markings to top of note?

I have some staccatissimo markings which are underneath the note and I feel are a bit buried in the score. How can I flip them to the top of the note?
by DianaDiazSing
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How do I set the # of measures per system?
Replies: 8
Views: 1351

Re: How do I set the # of measures per system?

jotunes wrote:You can always highlight the number of measures you want per system and hit Shift-Option-M. If it's only a few pages it should only take a minute or two doing this 4 measures at a time.
OMG, I'm going to need the manual to remember this. Thanks though.
by DianaDiazSing
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Ossia staff messes up my lyrics formatting
Replies: 16
Views: 2002

Re: Ossia staff messes up my lyrics formatting

I figured out that the lyrics weren't set right in the first place, so I was able to fix that and stop crying, but just want to figure out how to get rid of those pesky preparatory key markings.
by DianaDiazSing
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Ossia staff messes up my lyrics formatting
Replies: 16
Views: 2002

Re: Ossia staff messes up my lyrics formatting

There's no time crunch, just trying to learn this program. Instructions?
by DianaDiazSing
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Piano Vocal score
Replies: 13
Views: 1874

Re: Piano Vocal score

Ok, will work on it at some point. I have a few leadsheets mostly done and will be singing off them tomorrow night. As I said before, accompanist was impressed that I learned how to do anything on Sibelius at all. :mrgreen:
by DianaDiazSing
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Ossia staff messes up my lyrics formatting
Replies: 16
Views: 2002

Re: Ossia staff messes up my lyrics formatting

OK. IMHO you are mis-using the term ossia. Ossia means "Instead". It is a small, usually single bar, staff above or below an ornament that shows how the composer or editor wants the bar(s) to be played. What you SEEM to be talking about is either a prefaratory staff (staves) or a piano introduction...
by DianaDiazSing
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Adding Instruments
Replies: 6
Views: 7555

Re: Adding Instruments

I do want to learn how to do it myself. I've been working on making about 6 leadsheets and was ill when I first started. I love working against great odds. :mrgreen: My priority was actually getting something that was mostly workable for my rehearsal. The accompanist was impressed that I had done so...
by DianaDiazSing
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Adding Instruments
Replies: 6
Views: 7555

Re: Adding Instruments

:oops: not sure how to in Photoscore. But I do see your point. I can see the need for making leadsheets from popular songs that aren't in the fakebooks, so that's why I'm a little stuck on this idea. Sometimes writing the intro into the leadsheet helps the pianist set the mood.
by DianaDiazSing
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Photo Score
Topic: rescore issues
Replies: 5
Views: 997

Re: rescore issues

I never even knew that button existed! It must have been there since at least version 7 (I have both). That's going to be quite useful! Thanks. Feed your accompanist some of your Xanax! :-D Either that or it will make you tear your hair out in clumps. Depending on how much you have, you might have ...
by DianaDiazSing
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Chord diagrams/symbols - changing formating for all?
Replies: 10
Views: 1851

Re: Chord diagrams/symbols - changing formating for all?

Oooh!!! I'm going to play with that feature!
by DianaDiazSing
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Ossia staff messes up my lyrics formatting
Replies: 16
Views: 2002

Re: Ossia staff messes up my lyrics formatting

So...back to these ossias. I did end up using a few measures because I couldn't figure out how else to do it. my question now is this... Why on earth does it have the ossias as if they are in C and then take up valuable space with indicating a key change? Don't most people want an ossia in the same ...
by DianaDiazSing
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Ossia staff messes up my lyrics formatting
Replies: 16
Views: 2002

Re: Ossia staff messes up my lyrics formatting

Time for a new accompanist. Yep. Ironically, I just received word that he is moving out of my state literally just last night, so it won't be an issue except for today and tomorrow when I last work with him. In any case, I do want to make good enough lead sheets that present with no page turns sinc...
by DianaDiazSing
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Wishlist
Topic: better more intutitve options for Photoscore to Sibelius
Replies: 5
Views: 1301

Re: better more intutitve options for Photoscore to Sibelius

MikeLyons wrote:If I knew what a Xanax was it would help! :-D
It's a common drug given for anxiety. Beer tastes a lot better. :P
by DianaDiazSing
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Adding Instruments
Replies: 6
Views: 7555

Re: Adding Instruments

What if I want to add a 4 measure line for just one little part of my score - like a piano intro where I can't seem to change the part. It's got line 1 - voice. But really it should be line 2 - piano 1. It's got line 2 - piano. But really it should be line 3 - piano 2. When the voice comes it, it sh...