Features

Return selection to a note after ending a slur/line/hairpin

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 »

Submitted by (@billmalchow)

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Features

Apply magnetic feature to wavy arpeggio lines

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 »

Submitted by (@jonathan404)

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Bugs

Saving user-created system lines across sessions

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?

Submitted by (@dave007)

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Bugs

System Lines do not repond to "Align in a Row"

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 »

Submitted by (@robinwalker)

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Features

Add stretchable text to lines options for long crescendos

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 »

Submitted by (@bchapin1)

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Features

Need option to have system "line" behave like System Text

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 »

Submitted by (@bchapin1)

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Features

Lines' configuration

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 »

Submitted by (@jmmmp0)

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Misc

Dashed lines between two notes

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.

Submitted by (@koenraadmoreau)

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Features

Line with editable text fields

Sibelius only allows for a text string as a fixed element. If text fields would be editable, many lines would be unecessary to create. This applies to the text fields at start and middle, and the relevant parameters. Also, a text field at the end of a line would be useful. As a reminder, by adding the feature to erase background, many copies of text styles were avoided. Doing the same for many other parameters in many ...more »

Submitted by (@jmmmp0)

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