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Some thoughts on improving Sibelius' accessibility

Hello, I'm a blind composer. I'm using a Sibelius demo to try the accessibility functions. I have downloaded and installed the Visual Impaired scripts written by Bob Zawalich, and find Sibelius already very accessible. But since I write complicated music, I'd like to request the following features, and hope they can be included in future version of Sibelius. 1. I'd like to se Sibelius has a convenient selection function ...more »

Submitted by (@huhaipeng)

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Tablet score with intelligence

It would be great to have an app that displayed the score or parts on a tablet for playing from on a music stand. With the ability to re-paginate for different table sizes and distances, and to be able transpose as standard (like Scorch but for performance rather than printing). Selective parts playback could give you a music minus one option (particularly if you could adjust the pitch). A further feature could be to ...more »

Submitted by (@stephen)

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Removing Empty Space btwn Clef & Key Signatures

In Engraving Rules I'd like to see a "Gap After Clef" setting that would affect ONLY the bars with a clef when adjusting the space between a Clef and a Key Signature. Alternatively, there is already an Initial Clef Width setting in Engraving Rules that doesn't affect ONLY the bars with a clef. (See screenshot.) A seen in the screenshot, when trying to adjust the space between a Clef and KS in the top row using the ...more »

Submitted by (@richardvitale)

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Remember default audio hardware.

I have onboard sound for Skype etc., a quality audio interface for DAW work. Not, I imagine, a unique setup. If I forget to power the external interface before starting Sibelius, it defaults to the onboard sound. But next time I start Sibelius, this setting is remembered. I have to go to Audio Engine and re-choose my external interface. When I open a score that expects a different playback device to my default one, ...more »

Submitted by (@laurencepayne)

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automatic combination of 2 end-bar quaver rests in 6/8 time

In 6/8 time, if you enter two crotchets at the beginning of the bar, Sibelius should automatically combine the last two quaver rests into a crotchet rest, not leave them as two quaver rests. Except for the slowest of tempos, that bar really has a ¾ feel. I would say the same even if two crotchets are first and last in the bar.

Submitted by (@kkss00)

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Ideas about enhancing manuscript language

Hello, I'm a blind musician. When I'm doing a project producing braille music from Sibelius exported musicxml, I discovered there are lots of things musicxml can't express. I asked Michael Good, and he said the Manuscript language is very limited. For example, the xml can't point out whether a text belongs to a staff or a system. Also, there are lots of lines and brackets in the xml, but in Sibelius, they are lots of ...more »

Submitted by (@huhaipeng)

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