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by andyg
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Groups of instruments
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Re: Groups of instruments

1) how many staves do you need?
2) what version of Sibelius are you using. I see 7.1 but is the the cut down Sibelius First 7.1 or the full version. If the latter, you should be using 7.1.3
by andyg
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Best new version of Sibelius for converting 6 files
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: Best new version of Sibelius for converting 6 files

There is only one option - Sibelius Ultimate . Be aware that anything else, like Sibelius or Sibelius First, are cut down versions and won't do the job. All later 'full' versions of Sibelius will open files created in V6. You can then edit and improve them, using the features of the newer version, t...
by andyg
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Sibelius First: able to add plugins?
Replies: 8
Views: 7241

Re: Sibelius First: able to add plugins?

You may not be aware that the free Sibelius First (which is pretty useless) is not the same as your Sibelius First. That stripped down version of the original full Sibelius programme is now called Sibelius (and remains just as stripped down) and what was just called Sibelius is now Sibelius Ultimate...
by andyg
Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Playback Problems
Topic: Bass line dropout on Piano accompaniment
Replies: 3
Views: 276

Re: Bass line dropout on Piano accompaniment

I'd assume that the samples for a Grand Piano patch would run all the way down to the lowest A, though. From the symptoms you describe and the fact that the notes will play if you click to step through them or write them in again differently, this is something to do with this particular score. Corru...
by andyg
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Keeping the cursor central on the screen
Replies: 1
Views: 193

Re: Keeping the cursor central on the screen

That sounds like a system issue, rather than a Sibelius issue. I've never seen it happen (though I gave up on Macs years ago) and I'm therefore not aware of any solution.

You could always ask on the official Sibelius chat pages - plenty of users there and some may have encountered the issue.
by andyg
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Deactivation of licence problem
Replies: 2
Views: 516

Re: Deactivation of licence problem

Officially, the licence you bought for Sibelius 5 belongs to you and you alone. You cannot transfer it or give it away. Your brother will never be able to 'register' it as such. IIRC, Sibelius 5 allows two simultaneous activations on your own computers. However, Sibelius 5 is so old now that I can't...
by andyg
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Colliding lyrics
Replies: 3
Views: 368

Re: Colliding lyrics

Common reason for this is users choosing to put too many bars in a system, and not allowing Sibelius (even with its quirks about text) to flow the music. And I find the default text size a bit large, so I usually simply reduce it, then select all and reset note spacing. Goes without saying that, lik...
by andyg
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: INSTALLING ASIO DRIVER IN SIBELIUS 6.2
Replies: 5
Views: 548

Re: INSTALLING ASIO DRIVER IN SIBELIUS 6.2

You can only use an ASIO driver if your audio hardware supports ASIO. If it doesn't, you can't simply install or use an ASIO driver. Not sure if ASIO4ALL works on Mac OS, but even if it does, it's not a universal panacea. I've heard Mac users say that their OS audio handling is fast enough, but I ne...
by andyg
Sun May 24, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: ERROR MESSAGE
Replies: 1
Views: 340

Re: ERROR MESSAGE

It would help if you looked in the section where you posted the question - and got an answer! :D

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=71996
by andyg
Sun May 10, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Set Sibelius to produce numberic result in Advanced Filter?
Replies: 1
Views: 539

Re: Set Sibelius to produce numberic result in Advanced Filter?

I'm not aware of any way of making it count, like 'Find' does in, say, a Word document, listing 'x of x items found'. So.... back to basics.

1) eyes
2) brain
3) count

:D

Part of all higher level theory exams, of course, but a pain if there are hundreds of bars.
by andyg
Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Incorrect note grouping
Replies: 6
Views: 1184

Re: Incorrect note grouping

'apply beaming': Like I said, you're forcing it to do this.

In your example, what happens if you input logically and let Sibelius beam according to its rules?
by andyg
Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Incorrect note grouping
Replies: 6
Views: 1184

Re: Incorrect note grouping

You appear to have forced Sibelius to do this. Here's what Sibelius has just done, with no need to change any settings in the 'Beam Group'. I started the left hand part with the rests and moved along, which seems the natural thing to do! :)
by andyg
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: adjust number of staves per page
Replies: 4
Views: 1887

Re: adjust number of staves per page

It sounds like this score may have been imported from another app (or it's been created in Sibelius - very badly!), and that's what caused the problems, as the instructions I gave you should work on a normal score. If nothing's happening, it sounds like the score is not unlocked. I still have a runn...
by andyg
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Numbers in place of instrument name?
Replies: 1
Views: 786

Re: Numbers in place of instrument name?

You could just highlight Piano, delete it and type in '3.'

Or delete it, move the start of the opening system to the right and type in '3.' in Plain Text.
by andyg
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: cross-staff
Replies: 11
Views: 2735

Re: cross-staff

Mike said Ctrl+SHIFT+arrow, not just Ctrl+arrow. The latter does shift notes by an octave.