You should be able to add an automatically generated Timecode to a bar or bars of your choosing. At the moment, the Timecode button found under the "Play" tab only allows you to create timecodes on the score at the start of each system or every bar. I would like to be able to select a bar in the score, and have Sibelius create a timecode (using the same logic as it uses for the current Timecode function in the "Play" ...more »
When creating a new score, you get the opportunity to specify backstage info like title, composer, etc. But then the score that is created has these values hard-coded into the text in the score. It should instead be using the standard macros like \$title\ and \$composer\. I end up having to replace these with every score, which doesn't make any sense.
Note-attached System Text Objects (such as Tempo text) respond to "Align in a Row" by moving to a position 5 spaces higher than they should be for horizontal alignment with their other partners in the Align command. This has been tested with the other partner in the Align command being: Staff Text, System Symbols, Staff Symbols, and Staff Lines, all with consistent results: Note-attached System Text Objects are the odd ...more »
Repro: 1. Create a new Sibelius score with default settings and at least one staff; 2. Enter some notes on a bar other then the first, on the top staff; 3. Attach some System Text (e.g. Tempo) to any note in that bar other than the first; 4. Select the System Text Object, and do "Reset Position"; 5. While the System Text Object is still selected, press up-arrow or down-arrow, with the intention of adjusting the text's ...more »
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 »
When one lassos a text item, handles show up. I knew at one time what they were for, but I forget and can't find them in the Help file. In any case, I find they are a great nuisance. When I'm lassoing a bunch of stuff and want to deselect one or more text items I've unavoidably selected, I have to deselect the text itself and each of the handles. This is often not easy and certainly not convenient. One should be able ...more »
If a text style has a different size for score and parts, and is copied inside a part, a copy of that text style is created, with both score and part sizes equal. This happens only when copying inside the part, not when copying in the score. E.g.: if text style "text" has the size of 11 in the score and 12 in the parts, making a copy inside a part creates the text style "text (2)", with size 12 in both score and parts. ...more »
When putting text on blank pages, such as a title page, there are no rulers available, so it is very difficult to coordinate the text locations on the title pages on the score and parts, for example. It would be great if the Inspector would reveal the physical location of the text objects on the page, so it would be easy to coordinate the positions of the text objects.
It would be really great if while entering dynamics one could add a hairpin or two and then finish entering the dynamics on the far side. I realize they are different object types, but what if a shortcut from within Expression text input would close the Expression text box, add the requested hairpin, and then open a new expression box after and perfectly aligned. A super nice thing would be to allow stretching or compressing ...more »
The font size dialog boxes in the "Edit Text Style" dialog window have multiple problems. The most serious is that the font size displayed is always rounded to x.0 or x.5 points, even when the existing internal size is some other decimal fraction of a point. For instance, in the first attached graphic, the font sizes should be 19.8 and 16.2 (in this particular score) points, but the displayed sizes are 19.5 and 16.5 ...more »
I would like to be able to activate/deactivate the win-shortcuts when entering/editing text.
When writing sfz, rfz sfz etc. bold using the ctrl-key some shortcuts collide with the text.
This should only affect to the text-tools and user can active/deactivate it whenever they need it.