I find Sibelius to be the best notation software, but I feel that there is one important feature missing. For example: When I need four horn staves and want to number them, I have to write the staff names like this: Horn 1 in F Horn 2 in F Horn 3 in F Horn 4 in F This doesn't look very good, because it is very hard to read if there are lots of instruments (for example in an orchestral score). I would like to have ...more »
MusicXML supports giving accurate layout information, specifically the default-x attribute of the < note > elements, like < note default-x="141" > . Sibelius already knows where notes are; please include this attribute in the MusicXML export.
Sibelius binds the value of a glissando to the starting note value - which is great when you want divisions that work in the basic mathematics of it's structures. In US parlance - a half note, or a doted half note glissando to another note is easy. But what if you want a glissando the length of a half note tied to a 16th note going to the remain dotted 8th note? Irregular values for glissandi are a chore or worse impossible. ...more »
It would be nice if the Inspector would show what the current status of Magnetic Layout was. For instance, if you have switch Magnetic Layout off for one object, could that show in the Inspector. It would be helpful when looking at objects that have been changed (or not). Perhaps even make it searchable in a filter ("objects for which Magnetic Layout is not Default"). Just a thought.
The various classes of Line objects in a Sibelius score appear to have two independent properties affecting magnetic layout: (1) whether the Line avoids other objects in the score by displacing itself; (2) whether the Line pushes staves apart during Layout -> Optimize. Just a few classes of Line have both properties (for instance: hairpins, trills, pedals). Most have only (1) and not (2). Some have neither. Nowhere ...more »
System texts can be moved vertically - in both first, 2nd, and other vertical repetitions of the same text. Sometimes in modern music is necessary to move vertically the time signatures, to avoid collisions. For now it's necessary to make several steps to achieve this: hide the original time signatures, make a new text, position it, ...
All these steps can be avoided, if the texts have the function already.
EDITED IN: I would like to be able to use a Keyboard Shortcut to turn Magnetic Layout on/off for ML on not just Custom Symbols, but on any objects.
After creating a custom graphic and importing it into Symbols, every time I use it I must right-click to turn off ML.
There are workarounds I know (put into Ideas with ML off), but this is my Feature Request nonetheless.
I read the article on the unofficial Sibelius blog about creating cutaway scores, and I must say that I am intrigued by this modern scoring format. Unfortunately, it is entirely too much work to accomplish when it would be possible to include a simple feature to completely hide a selected measure from view. Such a feature would give much more creative control over modern notation techniques, which is important to promote ...more »
Clean up the search results:
- make the searched-for item bold, NOT its path
- remove all the white space caused by one result having a description
- Make the descriptions pop up when hovered over so it's a simple, readable list.
The descriptions could probably even stay if the whitespace were eliminated and the path (in bold) and item were on a single line.
Many, many values can changed in Sibelius. That's a very good thing, since flexibility is what all professionals need most. Yet very often it is impossible to change values in real decimal steps. Sibelius decides for you, so the first value can be 1.4, the next 1.7 and so on. Not good!!! I just wanted to change the line width first time: I only could choose 0.1 or 0.06, one being to thick, the other to thin. Where are ...more »