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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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Sibelius 8: marquee selection broken

In previous versions of Sibelius, one could perform a marquee (or lasso) selection of multiple objects, by Shift-dragging (Windows) or Command-dragging (Mac) a rectangular box around them.

In Sibelius 8.0.0, marquee selection does not work, except for the sub-case of a passage-selection when the marquee includes a complete staff. Selections of all other types of object do not work.

Submitted by (@robinwalker)

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Fix the export audio bug

In versions 5(?) through 7.1.3 we were able to export audio silently, and use the computer's processor power/RAM to export audio quickly. This is now broken in 7.5 with audio export only taking place in real time, with the audio playing. This feature occasionally 'broke' for me in previous versions but the fix (provided by the esteemed Mr Spreadbury) of trashing user preferences always corrected the issue. This 'fix' ...more »

Submitted by (@markjordan)

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MusicXML import Sibelius crash

Sibelius crashes with a "division by zero" error when importing a MusicXML file if the MusicXML originated with a Finale score in which the Patterson plug-in "Beam over Barlines" had been used to split a beam over a barline which is also a system break or page break. Sibelius should not crash, no matter how strange the MusicXML might be. Attached is (a) a sample Finale 2014 file with such a split beam over a system ...more »

Submitted by (@robinwalker)

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(7.1.3b77) object.Select() no longer works for rests

As of Sibelius 7.1.3, selecting a note rest programmatically in ManuScript does not work. This has broken most plug-ins which select things (!) including my own Copy/Repeat Notes Only. Given a single bar passage selection, assuming the variable "selection", toSelect = CreateSparseArray(); for each object in selection { toSelect.Push(object); } while (toSelect.Length) { toSelect.Pop().Select(); } should select ...more »

Submitted by (@corwinnewall)

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Windows 8.1 Display Scaling on High-DPI screens

Sibelius (up to 7.1.3 at least) is incompatible with Windows 8.1 Display Scaling on High-DPI screens. If Windows 8.1 Display Scaling is set as high as 200% (normal for a new High-DPI screen) the usual symptom is that, after launch of Sibelius, nothing happens and no windows are displayed. Windows Display Scaling needs to be reduced to below 150% for Sibelius to work, but that has the undesirable property of making everything ...more »

Submitted by (@robinwalker)

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Lost keyboard shortcut functionality in Sib 8.1

In Sib. 7.5 you could assign a keyboard shortcut to select "All Voices" from the "All Pages" part of the Keypad. In 8.1, even if you add the shortcut in Preferences>Keyboard Shortcuts> Keypad>All Voices and click OK, the shortcut does not work - all other voices (1,2,3,4) can be selected but "All Voice" can't. It is imperative t have this shortcut work; without it, hours can be added to projects. The All Voice selection ...more »

Submitted by (@bchapin1)

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