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by laurencepayne
Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Sibelius Forum Feedback
Topic: About this forum
Replies: 8
Views: 2832

Re: About this forum

You can observe and access the archive in the official forum - most of the good questions have already been asked and answered! The quickest way is often to simply Google your query, very often the result will be a link to the official forum. https://www.sibelius.com/cgi-bin/helpcenter/chat/chat.pl?...
by laurencepayne
Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: sending charts to graphic designer
Replies: 2
Views: 423

Re: sending charts to graphic designer

You have been answered in the Facebook forum.

I doubt there's anyone here who isn't there too!
by laurencepayne
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Orchestral playback to accompany choir
Replies: 7
Views: 700

Re: Orchestral playback to accompany choir

Playback of a suspended cymbal roll really needs a dedicated sample, not just the single hit repeated rapidly. The Sibelius Playback Dictionary assigns the Sound ID '+tremolo.unmeasured' to the 16 or 32 tremolo slash notations. If there IS a cymbal roll sample available in the soundset being used, t...
by laurencepayne
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Brass Band Template
Replies: 15
Views: 1444

Re: Brass Band Template

Avid are perfectly aware of the potential for confusion with the re-naming of Sibelius versions. They seem sympathetic to requests to move your subscription to the version you should have bought. (Not for free, of course, but you won't have to buy the whole thing twice!) Open a support case at your ...
by laurencepayne
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: multirest
Replies: 2
Views: 579

Re: multirest

Or, turn on Multirests in the score.

But we don't need to discuss this in multiple forums.
by laurencepayne
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: How shift measures to the left
Replies: 4
Views: 744

Re: How shift measures to the left

Turn on View: Handles.

Select this handle, just to the right of the beginning of the indented stave.
download/file.php?mode=view&id=1011
Reset Position.

You'll probably want to Select All then Unlock Format too.
by laurencepayne
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How do i add note heads away from staves
Replies: 2
Views: 724

Re: How do i add note heads away from staves

All of the noteheads are available as Symbols.
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by laurencepayne
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: What version do I need
Replies: 2
Views: 579

Re: What version do I need

You need Sibelius or Sibelius Ultimate to get 4 voices.
by laurencepayne
Sat Oct 17, 2015 11:56 pm
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Converting from 2-4 to 6-8& rewriting tuplets
Replies: 4
Views: 3358

Re: Converting from 2-4 to 6-8& rewriting tuplets

Don't know about Sibelius 5, but more current Sibelius versions have a Convert Simple Time To Compound Time plugin.
by laurencepayne
Sat Oct 17, 2015 11:45 pm
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Insert Measures BEFORE bar 1
Replies: 9
Views: 8411

Re: Insert Measures BEFORE bar 1

Use the Add Pickup Bar plugin. Specify a full bar's worth of pickup. You'll get a new, empty bar at the front of the score, with attached objects such as Title Text conveniently moved to it. For further preliminary bars, select this new first bar then press Shift-Ctrl-B as many times as necessary. Y...
by laurencepayne
Thu May 07, 2015 6:54 pm
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Tremolo between two notes
Replies: 1
Views: 3065

Re: Tremolo between two notes

It's not intuitive! But the manual is clear. You don't really want me to copy out the manual for you, surely? :-)
by laurencepayne
Sun May 31, 2009 2:07 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Lyrics alignment
Replies: 2
Views: 1030

I suggest you forget about scanning lyrics. Too much correction needed even when the system works well. Later versions of Sibelius have an excellent system for pasting in lyrics using CTRL-V. Words for lots of stuff are easily found on the Internet (though you'll save time if you check them carefull...
by laurencepayne
Sun May 31, 2009 2:03 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Which file format gives most successful read by Photoscore?
Replies: 5
Views: 3077

I think you'll have to do it manually though. If you've tried both Photoscore's printed and handwritten options, and various scanning resolutions, there's little point in beating your head against a brick wall any further. Look for the patterns in the music. Copy/paste/repitch can save a lot of time.
by laurencepayne
Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:06 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Which file format gives most successful read by Photoscore?
Replies: 5
Views: 3077

I don't think PhotoScore cares about filetype as much as it does about resolution. Obviously choosing a dpi figure that matches the options in PS is sensible. I've always found PS a questionably useful application. It's quick and fairly accurate on simple material - but such material would be very q...
by laurencepayne
Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:45 am
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: reasons for choosin' sibelius
Replies: 3
Views: 2251

Julie's answer raises an interesting point. She chose Sibelius because it felt "intuitive", but she is "still learning new functions" - which therefore were not intuitive. I'm not a great believer in "intuitive". A program has to allow you a way in, but this idea that a complex application can be us...