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Easy to reproduce bug when saving an imported XML file

Steps: 1. Open Sibelius with a valid MusicXML file, e.g. "test.xml". 2. Sibelius will handle this fine and display the score. 3. Make a small change, e.g. add or delete a note. 4. Save the file. Result: Sibelius will save the file as a SIB file but overwrite the original XML file and leave the original name. In other words, "test.xml" will now be a Sibelius binary file. Note: The Avid support person thinks that this ...more »

Submitted by (@ken.hirsh)

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Problem with manuscript language on cross-staff notes

Hello, I'm testing and comparing musicxml files exported from Sibelius itself and Dolet plugin. I'd prefer to use Dolet's export, because there are things like some texts and even fingerings not exported from Sib itself, and Dolet can handle most of the things correctly. But there's a problem with cross-staff notes, which Michael Good says it impossible to solve. The piano score with cross-staff notes can correctly ...more »

Submitted by (@huhaipeng)

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Text size changes according to position

Hi everybody, I have the following problem I've never had before in Sibelius: the technique text size changes when I move it on the chart sheet. This size change is not reflected in the text window, meaning, when I hightlight the text when it's normal size, it shows size 13. I move it abovw the staff, it becomes significantly smaller, and when I highlight it, it still shows 13. I wonder if anybody has had this problem, ...more »

Submitted by (@evargas)

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When playback is stopped, Playback Line needs to stay visible

When playing back, the Playback Line (green moving line) stays visible by advancing pages as needed. When you hit stop (space bar or escape), the music stops but the page that has the green playback line moves off-screen in many cases. This leads to a hunt for the actual stopping point (is it one page ahead? one page back?) This even happens in panorama view. Very frustrating when trying to trouble shoot an odd sound. ...more »

Submitted by (@bchapin1)

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DISABLE THE TIMELINE!

Guys, I can see the need for the timeline (and it is very useful for LARGE scores), but, seriously, we don't need it most of the time. please add a checkbox in the "Preferences" that disables the Timeline until called for. Seriously, this should take at the most 10 minutes to program, trust me, I know.

Submitted by (@lubeckano)

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Better (complete !) MusicXML compliance on export

In my company ( http://newzik.com ) we're hardly working on nicely displaying MusicXML files. And we like using Sibelius in our musician life. But it seems that Sibelius MusicXML compliance is quiet limited/bugged, and as MusicXML support grows for mobile apps, it may be good for Sibelius to improve its compliance. We would ever be ready to send you many technical bug reports with .sib and .xml files if we knew you ...more »

Submitted by (@pmardon)

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Quartertone bugs

Please see for reference score my entry at http://www.sibelius.com/cgi-bin/helpcenter/chat/chat.pl?com=thread&start=667526&groupid=3& For certain instruments, when using quartertones, accents cause wrong pitches. Especially oboes, with accent >. Then I found that sometimes using legato slurs, or even the technical expression "legato" itself, caused the violins either to transpose a bit, or grace notes are added. !!! ...more »

Submitted by (@madmusicologist)

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Playback of tied notes and hairpins; flute sample

When I place a crescendo (hairpin) over a note containing a tie across two measures, the sound volume abruptly drops when playback reaches the second measure. This problem has existed at least since Sibelius 7.0 and continues in Sibelius 7.5. I have encountered it with the flute instrument sample, but not with all instruments.

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