Bugs

First ending too long

The first endings always end (graphically) somewhere in the next bar, not exactly above the bar line, when adding it to a completely selected measure. There is a workaround, you can make it right by not selecting the whole bar but only the notes and rests inside that same bar, but sometimes it's empty, and then it won't work...

Submitted by (@robertjanzandvoort)

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Features

Sensible glissando lines

Perhaps my oldest request, can we please get gliss and portamento lines that actually attach between two notes as opposed to horizontally over the bar? Sibelius is the only notation program that does this and you have to manually adjust it with the mouse. When you have multiple instruments and sections doing a lot of this it can get pretty infuriating...

Submitted by (@bollen)

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Features

Playback of grace notes

Sibelius' playback of grace notes is often unacceptable. Sibelius plays back all grace notes as acciacaturas: i.e., before the beat and very quickly. I find the only way to get appogiaturas to play back correctly as they would be performed by informed live musicians is to notate them rhythmically as regular notes, possibly with an accent mark. Visually, that negates the intention of the composer who wanted appogiaturas ...more »

Submitted by (@markstarr)

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Folders in Preferences

Most of us have different folders for every piece of music. Once saved Sibelius remembers this folder when reopened. So far so good. I would like to have the capability to assign sub-folders to which the export-files will be saved like audio, graphics, PDF etc. When exporting ie. audio Sibelius exports the file directly into the audio-folder. If it doesn't exist it will create one. The subfolders should be chosen ...more »

Submitted by (@andrewnoahcap)

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Allow enharmonic spelling changes in parts w/o changing in score

For transposing instrumental parts, where the score is notated at concert pitch, it is often desirable to re-spell certain accidentals. However there should be an option to not allow these re-spellings to change the non-transposed spellings in the score. Currently, one must make a new .sib file for these particular parts in order to not adversely effect the full score.

Submitted by (@nathanshirley)

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