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Bugs

First ending too long

The first endings always end (graphically) somewhere in the next bar, not exactly above the bar line, when adding it to a completely selected measure. There is a workaround, you can make it right by not selecting the whole bar but only the notes and rests inside that same bar, but sometimes it's empty, and then it won't work...

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234 up votes
2 down votes

Features

MP3-export directly in Sibelius

Although a lousy quality mp3 became a standard in the internet....

 

It's time to implement this as a possible export-format.

 

Add an option-field where user can select either wave or mp3 and depending on this selection a property-field will appear where one can set quality, bit-rate, etc....

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159 up votes
8 down votes

Bugs

Improving adding bars at the beginning of a score

When we try to add one or more measures at the beginning of a score, Sibelius makes a tremendous mess, as shown in the attached image. This is because the title, subtitle, name of lyricist and composer, among other information, are tied to the first bar. When add bars at the beginning of the score, it will keep the information linked to that which previously was the first bar. It is important that when we add bars, all ...more »

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134 up votes
1 down votes

Features

Improvement of Tuplets

absolute important for engravers and publishers...! The major publishing houses estimated hundred (and more) years ago have to deal with reprinting, re-publishing their old music. In the romantic era it was quite common to write ie. 13 16th in time of a quarter. I have seen this too often to call it a minor effect... The best would be to give the user the possibility to to make a "this instead of that"-decision ie. ...more »

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123 up votes
2 down votes

Features

distance between staves

Yet another thing publishers and engravers are calling for is setting the distance between staves with numeric values in mm, inch or pixel. This is needed to keep the baseline on one page similar to the next. In german this is called "Registerhaltigkeit". When staff-rulers are enabled a doubleclick onto a distance-value could open a box where one can enter the needed value and choose the measurement (mm, inch.etc.) A ...more »

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119 up votes
1 down votes

Features

Improvement of Glissando

Glissando needs an improvement. When one adds a glissando to a note w/o a goal-note playback wont play the glissando. So a fall or gliss-down wont work.

 

It also would be great to set the startpoint and duration of a glissando.

Example:

When a glissando is added to a whole-note the duration of the glissando covers the complete note-duration, even when the gliss should be played at the very end of a note.

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111 up votes
1 down votes

Features

Comma, Cesura

Insert commas, cesuras etc. between two notes easily (one keystroke?). A user-defined symbol should be possible, e.g. a small vertical line instead of a comma.

The horizontal position of commas etc. should be automatically adjusted in the score and in the parts. The vertical position should not change during transposition.

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101 up votes
0 down votes

Features

Positioning of Rehearsal marks

Please enable the user to make different positioning-settings of rehearsal-marks when they are at the beginning of a line.

 

All publishers I am working for are placing the rehearsalmark above a clef rather than next to it.

 

Why not setting this up in the rehearsalmark - panel with 2 settings - default and "when at the beginning of a new line"

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101 up votes
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Features

Sibelius scores should embed fonts

At present, Sibelius scores can use any fonts available on the originator's system. But a recipient of that score might not be able to read the Sibelius score correctly as the author intended because the same fonts are not available on the recipient's system. This proposal is that Sibelius score files should embed fonts, on the same basis as PDF files embed fonts so that they can be read on systems that do not contain ...more »

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100 up votes
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Features

Left-justified lyrics

At present, Sibelius centres lyric syllables on the owning note. In the case of vocal scores with multiple verses, this leads to a ragged left margin of the first syllables of each verse.

 

Sibelius should have an option that allows the left-justification of lyric syllables, in particular, those at the starts of verses.

 

That left-justification should work whether or not the syllable is preceded by a verse number.

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103 up votes
4 down votes

Bugs

Noteheads overlay when should avoid

When there are two notes of the same pitch in opposing voices (stem-up and stem-down) at the same time-point, Sibelius overlays the noteheads. This is incorrect when the notes are of differing lengths (e.g. one has a rhythm dot and the other does not): in this case the notes should be offset to avoid overlaying each other. The noteheads should overlay only when they are of identical lengths.

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98 up votes
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Features

Cadenza Mode

It would be very helpful to have something like a Cadenza option- that is to input notes with no predetermined meter, as in a cadenza. This would also be helpful for modern scores that do not use barlines. Spacing rules would be observed, and once the line was full, it would seamlessly shift to the next. Exit the Cadenza input would return to whatever meter had been in place prior to the passage.

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95 up votes
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Features

Note-editor for IPad (and Android-Tablets)

Everybody is talking about... but no solution in sight.

 

A little easy-to-use note-editor for the IPad/Android-Tablets as a free download for registered Sibelius User would bring you miles ahead.

One can enter some ideas and syncronize them with Sibelius or export them as a sib-file...

 

You wont believe how many people would just freak out... ;)

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96 up votes
5 down votes

Features

dif. shapes of brackets in one score

This is an important feature for publishers.

 

Very often when working for the great publishing houses I hear the following:

"Please use Finlae, we do need different shapes of brackets in one score".

 

Most traditional houses are using dif. brackets to separate instruments from voices. Commonly the instrument-brackets have round edges while choir-brackets got hard edges.

 

 

I guess this wont be that hard to implement.

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91 up votes
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Features

Angled Slash Chords

Chords symbols with an alternate bass note should be at an angle, NOT right next to each other (i.e. C/B). Sibelius only allows C/B, but if you want it how it is supposed to look, it has to be done manually and is a big pain.

 

There is a plug-in to make them vertical, but that means a polychord, NOT a chord with an alternate bass note.

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92 up votes
1 down votes

Bugs

Scorch is incompatible with all modern 64-bit web browsers

The Scorch browser plugin is now incompatible with all major browsers on all computer platforms, because all major browsers are going to 64-bit. There is now no browser, 32-bit or 64-bit, that can run the Scorch plugin on the Mac platform. ScoreExchange just announced that they are trying to find a way not to use Sibelius Scorch to sell sheet music anymore, and so is every other business that relies on Sibelius Scorch ...more »

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88 up votes
1 down votes

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