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.
When you select a note and push the 'r' key, that note is repeated, or if you select a group of notes and push 'r' they are all repeated. However, it would be only logical (and nice) for rests to work the same way. Currently if you select any type of rest and push 'r', nothing happens.
Gardner Read's "Music Notation - A Manual of Modern Practice" is categorical on the use of minim (half note) rests in 3/4. They're incorrect and should be replaced by two crochet (quarter note) rests (page 99). Elaine Gould's Guide to Music Notation "Behind Bars" is in complete agreement with this rule (page 161). However, Sibelius 6 through to 7.5 does not appear to recognise this notational precept. Not only is it possible ...more »