Allow lines like pedal lines, octave lines, etc. to be positioned independently on each system on which they continue. Right now, that is not fully possible and results in lines that float too far away on some systems while being too close on others.
It would be great to have trill lines with small accidentals above the "tr" sign for non diatonic halftone/whole tone trills. Finale has them, and I found them very useful, especially as they also playback correctly.
Another way could be some sort of plugin to add a small notehead in brackets to indicate the trill note.
Typing Shift S after starting a slur. or Shift L after a line does nothing. It used to work. My keyboard shortcuts appear correct.
I prefer to use the keyboard shortcuts when I can. So if there is a way to remain editing after I add a slur or line type. For example. When I enter a slur. I select a note, I hit S, hit spacebar to the length I want, and hit Shift S to remove the slur. Wonderful! so fast. But now when I want to enter the next slur I have to select a note with the mouse again. If when you hit Shift S, the note remained selected then ...more »
When applying wavy arpeggio lines in front of chords you have to manually pull the chord away from the bar line to make room for the line and move the line to avoid hitting accidentals Ex1. If one copies this bar all your hard work is undone Ex2 or Ex2b. Surely the magnetic concept could be applied to these lines so that their behaviour is more manageable. Also the length of the line should always adjust to the extremity ...more »
Like most people the music I create uses repeat endings. Many times I need custom endings such as 1.-3. or 4., which don't seem to exist in the default list of system lines. I can create them in a session and use them but the next time I launch Sibelius (7.5) they are gone. How do I save custom endings that I create across sessions?
System Line Objects, of any sort, do not move vertically in response to an "Align in a Row" command, regardless of what other objects are selected for the Align. As a result, for instance, it is not possible to align System Lines such as "rall..." with System Text Objects such as Tempo text. System Lines are also odd in that (a) they do not display attachment lines, and (b) they do not display Object Rulers when Object ...more »
Sibelius used to allow separate manipulation of the position of each section of 8ve and other lines when they cross systems. At the moment, only the final section is independently adjustable.
Similar to the stretchable accel, rit. lines that can be fit across multi-measures, I'd like to see a stretchable expression text line that can be activated by a key combo like expressions and used for long crescendos or diminuendos that cover multiple measures. Even thought the cresc./dim. are non-functional, there are many cases when the extended words are needed. Having a way to drag the word across multiple measures ...more »
Certain markings such as Accel., rit., ral. and so on need to be able to appear in multiple parts of the score system similar to system object text like Allegro, etc. Currently, because these other markings contain variable line extensions, they appear in the Line menu. Unfortunately, when placed in the score they do not properly repeat on parts below the top line. There is a need to add an option (in the Inspector would ...more »
Similarly to finale, a bit more of choice in setting up lines would be interesting. E.g. features such as choose a different text strings for continuation, abbreviated version, and use both text and symbols in the same line. Also having the arrow size independent of the line thickness would be more elegant. Also, it would be very helpful if the shape of the line could be any symbol in the chart - not just the 4 wavy ...more »
On the same manner that a simple tie keeps always his extremities between two notes, it should be a very useful option to have the possibility to write a dashed line between two notes of a melodic line who dumps from a staff to an other.
It's very useful for transcribers of polyphonic peaces to organ scores where artist like to follow the melodic line.