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...
When we try to add one or more measures at the beginning of a score, Sibelius makes a tremendous mess, as shown in the attached image. This is because the title, subtitle, name of lyricist and composer, among other information, are tied to the first bar. When add bars at the beginning of the score, it will keep the information linked to that which previously was the first bar. It is important that when we add bars, all ...more »
When there are two notes of the same pitch in opposing voices (stem-up and stem-down) at the same time-point, Sibelius overlays the noteheads. This is incorrect when the notes are of differing lengths (e.g. one has a rhythm dot and the other does not): in this case the notes should be offset to avoid overlaying each other. The noteheads should overlay only when they are of identical lengths.
There is a long-standing problem in Sibelius that rests in one voice do not avoid notes in other voices, and incorrectly overlap with them. It is necessary manually to move rests vertically to avoid clashing with notes in other voices.
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...
Although a lousy quality mp3 became a standard in the internet....
It's time to implement this as a possible export-format.
Add an option-field where user can select either wave or mp3 and depending on this selection a property-field will appear where one can set quality, bit-rate, etc....
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 »
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 »
very important for publishers...!
Publishers and their engravers need more setting options for staff-sizes ie.
Choir 100%, Piano-part 76% and Strings 92%
This is a very common thing to highlight dif. voices in a score.
Mordents, turns, and other ornaments should play back natively without the need of a plug-in.
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.
Make the Inspector's visibility a program preference. Right now I have to pin it up for every new score. I use it all the time and just want it to stay out.