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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...

Submitted by (@robertjanzandvoort)

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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 »

Submitted by (@rogerio.pefi)

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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.

Submitted by (@robinwalker)

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Instrument Changes

I would love instrument changes to be implemented properly. The process still needs refining so that key signatures for the new instrument is spaced properly with the preceding item, be it a barline, clef etc. At the moment the key signature is usually crushed in or overlapping other things requiring manual editing.

 

As I work on wind scores requiring doublers to change instrument I have to do this quite often.

Submitted by (@philwayman)

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Slurs attach to cross-staff notes incorrectly

If a slur either starts or ends on a cross-staff note, then the slur attaches incorrectly to a point where the note would have been on its original staff, had it not been crossed to the other staff. See attached graphic for clarity: the slur shown was created from the third to the fourth note, both of which are cross-staff notes. Originating thread on Sibelius forum: http://www.sibelius.com/cgi-bin/helpcenter/chat/chat.pl?com=thread&start=659333&groupid=3 ...more »

Submitted by (@robinwalker)

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Bar numbers missing

I've encountered this bug a couple of times now; I create a lot of lead sheets with sibelius and use a lot of things like rehearsal marks and text at the beginning of bars and such. Sometimes I need to hide a few bar numbers (I only use them with the default on the beginnings of staves), so my stuff can fit in. But, and I don't know exactly why, it sometimes happens that all the bar numbers in the sheet just vanish, apart ...more »

Submitted by (@robertjanzandvoort)

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