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by dspreadbury
Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:44 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Distance between systems - how to avoid 1/3 blank page?
Replies: 3
Views: 3088

Try this tutorial on layout and formatting:

http://www.sibeliusblog.com/tutorials/t ... ibelius-5/
by dspreadbury
Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:42 pm
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Editing Barlines and Time Signature
Replies: 3
Views: 2197

Read 'Free rhythm' in Help > Documentation > Sibelius 6 Reference.
by dspreadbury
Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:21 am
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: Accidentals - 2 Annoyances
Replies: 3
Views: 2243

Unfortunately there's no ideal solution to either of these problems at the moment, but both are on our wish list for improving in a future version.
by dspreadbury
Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:19 am
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: My Problem?
Replies: 4
Views: 1878

by dspreadbury
Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:40 pm
Forum: Converting From Finale
Topic: finale files to G7
Replies: 4
Views: 5903

G7 is not really a version of Sibelius 3, but it was developed at the same time as Sibelius 3, and it saves files in a format compatible with Sibelius 3.
by dspreadbury
Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:38 pm
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: My Problem?
Replies: 4
Views: 1878

Make sure that your kick and snare notes are written in voice 2. If they're not currently in voice 2, you can swap them into voice 2 by selecting a bar and hitting Shift-V. Then select the first note in the first bar, hit N to show the caret, hit Alt+1 to ensure you're in voice 1, and away you go in...
by dspreadbury
Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:36 pm
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: Printing multiple parts on a single page in Sibelius 4?
Replies: 3
Views: 3338

That's a bit more complicated, I'm afraid. You'd need to add an extra staff to the score, hide it in the bars played by the first instrument, then hide the original instrument halfway through so that the other instrument can appear, and do things like reset the bar numbering, etc. It's a fair bit of...
by dspreadbury
Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:17 am
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: opening PC Sib files on new Mac
Replies: 2
Views: 1174

What happens when you try? Can you provide a bit more information about what you're doing and what happens?
by dspreadbury
Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:16 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: dynamics ignored
Replies: 6
Views: 3271

These settings are saved in each score, so if you want to make a particular set of changes and then have these applied to all scores, export a manuscript paper based on a score with those settings, and start your new scores from that manuscript paper.
by dspreadbury
Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:15 am
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Instert alternative fingering
Replies: 2
Views: 1270

You can simply hit Return after inputting the first fingering number to input a second one below it.
by dspreadbury
Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:14 am
Forum: Converting From Finale
Topic: finale files to G7
Replies: 4
Views: 5903

G7 was released before Finale 2007, so it doesn't know how to open Finale 2007 files, I'm afraid.

If you want to attach the Finale score here, I could convert it to MusicXML for you, then open it in Sibelius 6, then export it in Sibelius 3 format, which would allow it to open in G7.
by dspreadbury
Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:52 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: dynamics ignored
Replies: 6
Views: 3271

Not really: it's an option that you had switched on. It's up to you to decide what you want the software to do and set the options accordingly. Sibelius is clever, but it can't read your mind.
by dspreadbury
Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:51 am
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: elided syllables
Replies: 3
Views: 1420

You'll need to manually change the font for that square box character to Opus Text, then (although for 99% of fonts that character would show as an underscore _ anyway).
by dspreadbury
Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:51 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Trombone in Bes and Trombone in C
Replies: 2
Views: 1858

Yes, you can create multiple parts based on the same staff, and then use an instrument change at the start of each part to change the transposition. See 'Parts in different transpositions' in '7.2 Editing parts' in Help > Documentation > Sibelius 6 Reference.
by dspreadbury
Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:49 am
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Changing from spiccato to arco
Replies: 4
Views: 5248

"nat." and "ord." reset the playback sound back to the default sound for that staff, so in the case of "strings.violin.spiccato" it resets the sound back to "strings.violin", which should allow the next sound ID change to be found correctly.