At present it's tedious to swap the content of two staves. Example: I want to swap what is on the horn and clarinet staves. To do that now, I have to copy the bars from the clarinet to some blank space on the score (or into an Idea), then I cut and paste the horn bars on to the clarinet stave, then I paste in the original clarinet bars on to the horn stave. Yuk. It would great to be able to select the passage on ...more »
When it comes to a re-orchestration of a given score it might be helpful to be able to copy only one staff into a new score but with all the musical structure ie. time-signature, keysignature, keychanges, signature-changes, rehearsal-letters, etc. Exsample: Quite often a score for brassband will be orchestrated for concertband as well. Being that the score for concertband (loaded from MS) got more instruments a copy ...more »
In addition to Paste, let's have merge, meaning sometimes you have notes that already exist on a staff, mostly at the beginning or end, and you want to KEEP them. With paste you must be careful NOT to overwrite them with what's in the clipboard.
I cannot copy a selected passage and keep my particular bar lengths or anacrusic bars into the score or another score. I do have some irregular bars which Sibeius tries to rewrite into 4/4 time when I copy. I would just like to copy a passage, with it's odd bars (like plainchant) and staff spacing and put it straight into another score, regardless of the time signature etc. It would be great if a copied passage could ...more »
I encountered a strange behaviour when copying an bar-segment with notes and slurs. Quite often in a score with various instruments it comes to a chord on the first note of a bar but continuous unisono. When changing this unisono I usually copy this segment and paste it into the other instruments by selecting the first unisono-note and the command [ctrl] + [v]. It always happens that slurs are doubled or previously ...more »
I would love a way to intelligently copy slurs and articulations. For instance, once I select a bar with my (already entered) desired markings, I can copy said markings to ONLY the bars I want. Finale has something similar in their "smartfind and paint". This would save me alot of time
It would be consistent with the Sibelius philosophy to include articulations in the "Alt-Click Copy" function. I have to put in string bowings all the time, and this would speed up my input a lot. At the moment selecting an articulation and AltClicking erases the note clicked, which is of course completely nonsensiscal.
When orchestrating, I like to be able to quickly double certain parts of a line, say, Violin 1. In Sibelius (according to tech support), you can only copy and paste whole bars of notes, so if the line you want to copy starts on beat 3 in 4/4, and you copy the notes, then try to paste them to an empty stave, the notes will always snap to beat 1 of a bar. Sibelius makes you add 2 beats of rest to get the part in the right ...more »
I wrote 8 handy plug-ins which quickly copy or move the selection around (MoveUp, MoveRight, MoveLeft, MoveDown, CopyUp, CopyDown, CopyLeft, CopyRight). I manually assigned shortcuts using Ctrl+ and Ctrl+Alt+ the arrows on the Number pad.
So I can share this plug-in with you all (it comes in handy so much), plug-ins should be able to do the work of assigning the eight shortcuts.
After copying and pasting notes where lyrics were with the original, I find I have to select each individual syllable on the pasted notes to delete.
If the copying was correct in the first place by doing something like holding down the ALT key to disown the lyrics but copy the notes that would be such a time saver.. Even save going to all the (what would be), unnecessary filter options.
I am aware that there is a way to import style information via the "House Style" feature. But this can be a rather blunt instrument sometimes, changing many aspects of a score. Sometimes I just want to copy/paste one block of text from another score, and I'd like it to end up the same in the resulting score. If pasting the text into the target score results in using a particular style for the first time in that score, ...more »