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Post by Carlpano » Sun Nov 28, 2021 12:40 pm


Whenever I send music (most often, a church Hymn from Photo Score Ultimate, to Sibelius, the lyrics are always messed up! I end up having to delete them, and typing them in, which, sometimes, takes up a lot of my time, and effort, which seems awfully unnecessary. :(

Any thoughts on what I can do to correct this problem?

Thank you, so much!

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Post by KJ_Palmer » Sun Nov 28, 2021 3:43 pm

Is this because you have multiple verses in your hymn scores? If so, unfortunately there's not much you can do without a lot of messing about. This is down to the way Photoscore handles lyrics, rather than a Sibelius problem. PS will lump all scanned lyrics into one lyrics line, as it has no concept of Lyrics line 1, line 2 etc that Sibelius has.

There is a plugin that attempts to separate multiple verses from Photoscore scans, called Extract Verses from PhotoScore Generated Score (under Text > Plugins) that generates lines for each verse that you can copy and paste into Lyrics line 1 etc. that you create, or a text editor for 'further refinement'. You can then add them into the appropriate lyric line via 'From Text file'. I haven't used it myself, and it may not save much/any time in the long run, but it might be worth a try.

There's another plugin called Fix Photoscore Lyrics, which is think was for use on a single lyrics line, but apparently that hasn't worked since Sibelius 6.
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Post by MikeLyons » Sun Nov 28, 2021 4:10 pm

PS does not handle any text well. I tend to do the lyrics separately. I type or copy them into Word and then make sure they are properly syllabified before pasting using simple copy/paste.
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