When notes are transferred across to the other staff of multiple-staff instruments, Sibelius places some cautionary accidentals incorrectly.
I would love instrument changes to be implemented properly. The process still needs refining so that key signatures for the new instrument is spaced properly with the preceding item, be it a barline, clef etc. At the moment the key signature is usually crushed in or overlapping other things requiring manual editing.
As I work on wind scores requiring doublers to change instrument I have to do this quite often.
The first note on the staff is close to the key signature. When this note has an accidental, it appears as if that flat/sharp is almost part of the key signature. Perhaps have better spacing by default?
If a slur either starts or ends on a cross-staff note, then the slur attaches incorrectly to a point where the note would have been on its original staff, had it not been crossed to the other staff. See attached graphic for clarity: the slur shown was created from the third to the fourth note, both of which are cross-staff notes. Originating thread on Sibelius forum: http://www.sibelius.com/cgi-bin/helpcenter/chat/chat.pl?com=thread&start=659333&groupid=3 ...more »
The end of the slur must be attached to the last note, during a cross-staff.
If the final note before a repeat ending has a tie or slur leading into the end-repeat bars, then only the first repeat bar sequence engraves or plays back the tie/slur correctly. The 2nd (and higher) repeat bar sequences do not display an inward tie/slur finishing in them, nor does the tie/slur play back correctly.
Reported against: Sibelius, all versions up to 7.1.3.
When text crosses a barline, it is useful to make ["erase"] a space in the barline for the text to cross. Up to Sib 7 I used whitespace tif's for this but with Sib 7 I changed my method to using the typgraphic controls in the inspector. I now select the text / select Text Frame from the Inspector, give the frame a little extra height and select the [vertical] alignment. Then I select erase background. This all ...more »
The staff text "sfz" is not defined in the Playback Dictionary, and so has no effect on playback.
The Playback Dictionary defines "sf" and "fz" but not "sfz". "sf" is defined as a whole-word match, and so does not cover "sfz".
"sfz" is sufficiently conventional notation that it should have a playback definition.
Also, Sibelius First users cannot edit their Playback Dictionary.