Features

Combined hairpin line shapes

I would like the addition of two new hairpin line shapes. The first would be a crescendo followed by a diminuendo. The second would be a diminuendo followed by a crescendo, each of these shapes combined into a single line. These new lines would provide a quick and simple way to create a hairpin up followed by a hairpin down or hairpin down followed by a hairpin up where it is required that these appear on a single ...more »

Submitted by (@rpmseattle)

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Trill variations

Although trills are adjustable via the inspector, it would be great to have a variety of trill lines (sharp, flat, natural, 1/2, etc.) that play back appropriately. It would also be great if pieces without key signature ("atonal") would default to semitone trills, rather than diatonic ones.

Submitted by (@andrewpatterson)

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Redesign the Lines & Text Styles Drop-Down "Menus"

If we have to keep the Ribbon, please redesign the drop-down "menus" for Lines and Text Styles. They are almost impossible to comprehend. They're not divided by system vs. staff anymore, which was very helpful when teaching the program, and logical when using the program. There is also way too much information in them - especially the text styles - way too much text in there to figure out what box you need to choose. ...more »

Submitted by (@jmamaya)

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Features

double click text of lines to edit

It would be very handy and intuitive to be able to edit i.e. 1st/2nd ending lines by double-clicking and simply entering text. Usually you have to create custom line styles to create a "1.-x." and "on cue" ending. Same would apply to rit. or accel. lines. There is a bunch of neat presets for it, but with this simple text-entry trick, you could save a lot of time looking for the right preset!

Submitted by (@pianojochen)

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Bugs

Incorrect playback of octave lines

I write classical piano music and often have many pages within the same 8va octave lines. Unfortunately, Sibelius only plays back the correct higher octave if the playback is begun from the 1st bar of the 8va. Starting from any subsequent bar under the 8va line, the notes are played incorrectly, an octve too low, i.e. they sound as if there were *no* 8va lines

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System Lines - Vertical Positions

I've never understood why we are able to manipulate system text styles into appearing at very specific system object positions, but we can't do the same for system lines. There should be a way to edit a system line's vertical position, so that we can tell Sibelius to automatically put a system line at very specific system object positions (or not), just like we can do in Edit > Text Styles for System Text.

Submitted by (@jmamaya)

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Bring back multi-arc slurs

Perhaps not as a direct reincarnation but as a locking handle that can be used to join slurs together for complex shapes. If the slurs could adopt to their new state with a unified line thickness so the ends don't taper at the connecting joins, that would make my day.

 

Alternatively just include a pen tool a la Illustrator so we can draw our own custom lines with beziers and splines.

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Bugs

Adjust system line size

When adding system lines in performers scores (i.e. above a reduced staff size violin part atop a full size piano accompaniment) the system line is reduced also. The system line is set using a relative size basis taking the top staff in a score as its cue. Allow system lines to be resized absolutely so that things like first and second time endings do not appear too small.

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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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Line style from any symbol

Since version 1 line styles haven't been updated. So for it's only possible to use predefined line styles with normal, invisible, dashed, and 4 variations of trill. Since the 4 trills all depend on the trill symbols, why not allow to create other line styles by using other symbols? Since Sibelius doesn't allow to design shapes, at least it would be possible to create a graphic somewhere else and import it as a symbol, ...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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