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Chords Frustration

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:49 am
by taxi2venus
I use to work on Sibelius 4, but have now upgraded to a much newer version. I would appreciate it if anyone can help me with the following:

When I typed in the chord it normally did it as I typed it. But now with the newer version it automatically changes it. So for instance: If I type in Dmaj7, it now puts the "maj" part of the chord at the top with the 7, and not at the bottom with the D - they way I like it. Is there a way I can change this? And if I type in Dmaj7(9) it automatically change it to Dmaj7(add9) - with the "maj" and all the rest, again at the top. How do I get rid of the "add" part and keep only the 9 in brackets?

I have tried everything in "Engraving Rules" and can't seem to find a way where I have better control of the chords.

Thanks so much!

Re: Chords Frustration

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:42 pm
by andyg
1) yes you should be able to change most, but not all, things to your heart's delight! But you haven't said which version of Sib you now have, so I can't tell you where to do it! :)
2) you can choose to use 'Legacy' chords, which will let you input and display things like that Dmaj7(9) exactly as before. File>Preferences>Other will get you there!

Re: Chords Frustration

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:16 am
by taxi2venus
Andy! You are an absolute superstar! Thank you so much for your help. Really appreciate it - works like a bomb!

And yes, sorry, using Sibelius 2018.6 now.