It would be great if individual symbols could be assigned keyboard shortcuts
Currently, to notate 'musica ficta' (an editorial accidental displayed above a note in renaissance music) you need to use an accidental from the symbols menu, with often a need to reposition it into the correct position yourself. It is then merely a symbol, and will not react when transposing a passage like a normal accidental would (e.g. changing from a sharp to a natural, when moving from a 'sharp' key into a 'flat' ...more »
Sometimes if I've been using Sibelius 7.5 for a few hours, some of the keyboard shortcuts stop working, especially ⌘+K for chord symbols. How do I fix this?
The following behaviour would improve working with menus such as edit lines, text and symbol windows: - home/end keys go to start/end of menu (doesn't work in lines window) - select several elements to delete (lines, texts, symbols windows) - move elements with the mouse (instruments window) - move elements in lines windows - move elements in the symbols window, and add new categories - order the edit lines window through ...more »
When changing clefs, the position of - some - subsequent lines and symbols jumps with the notes; and then after another clef change it doesn't jump back to the initial position. This can cause for many objects to be wrongly placed, if the user doesn't watch out. PS: This only happens with some lines (which usually transpose), although that isn't possible to determine which ones they are. PSS: For lack of time I couldn't ...more »
There is only one position setting for all symbols in the symbol chart, although these symbols have all possible different functions in the score.
An extra group of settings (which could be turned on/off) could define many settings individually, such as x/y positions, staff/system symbol, layout order, etc.
The new operable breath marks (commas) and caesuras in Sibelius 7.5.1 are a real blessing. But I have encountered one problem. Breath marks don't operate if the preceding note is tied. Can this problem be corrected? Also, it would be better if the commas appeared between the notes where the breath mark occurs. It takes time to manually nudge them all leftward, and sometimes they dislodge from the note where they ...more »
Here's a suggestion for REALIZE CHORD SYMBOLS: Add an option to "RE-USE GENERATED STAFF". With this option, the plug-in would need to give the generated staff (or staves) distinct names, such as "Gen. Piano Staff" and "Gen. Guitar TAB Staff". Then, if the "RE-USE" option is selected: *) If there is not already a "Gen. XXX Staff", then add one and proceed as currently. *) If there is already a "Gen. XXX Staff", ...more »
If the Sibelius user-interface language is set to (a) Brazilian Portuguese, or (b) Russian, then Chord Symbols (entered after Ctrl-K) are not recognised, and remain in red. Also, the list of available chord symbols in the dialogue "Edit Chord Symbols" is empty (which might be why Chord Symbols are not being recognised). Originating forum thread: http://www.sibelius.com/cgi-bin/helpcenter/chat/chat.pl?com=thread&start=659774&groupid=3 ...more »
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.
Sibelius should have an option in which we could create our own Chord Symbols. The brazilian chord symbol patterns, for example, are way too different from the ones offered by the Program. In the Edit Chord Symbols you could have an option that enables us to write the Chord and design it the way we like better. For example: when the 9 comes over the 7, or the C7M instead of Cmaj7 (because of the brazilian notation patterns). ...more »
I'd like to have a separate track that contained just the harmony (chord symbols) of the piece overall - it could be input or generated automatically by Sibelius. Then you could choose in which parts (and where on them) to show/hide the chord symbols. This way, if I change harmony later, all parts would update automatically. And I could show the harmony over, say, the piano part in the full score but only over the vocal ...more »