Bugs

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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Rests do not avoid notes in other voices

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.

Submitted by (@robinwalker)
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Improving adding bars at the beginning of a score

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 »

Submitted by (@rogerio.pefi)
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Noteheads overlay when should avoid

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.

Submitted by (@robinwalker)
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Cautionary accidentals incorrect on cross-staff notes

When notes are transferred across to the other staff of multiple-staff instruments, Sibelius places some cautionary accidentals incorrectly.

Submitted by (@robinwalker)
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improvement of the insert-bar function

When one inserts a bar (into a passage where notes are already entered) just before a keysignature sibelius acts a bit weird.

Submitted by (@andrewnoahcap)
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Lyric hyphens to 2nd endings required

When you have a song that has 1st and 2nd endings and a word continues to the 2nd ending with a tie, there should be a hyphen for the first note in the 2nd ending. And we need the tie to be present in the 2nd ending for the first note, too.

Submitted by (@basisti)
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Instrument Changes

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.

Submitted by (@philwayman)
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Notes with accidentals

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?

Submitted by (@chrisscarnato)
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Slurs attach to cross-staff notes incorrectly

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 »

Submitted by (@robinwalker)
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improve cross-staff slur

The end of the slur must be attached to the last note, during a cross-staff.

Submitted by (@vincentollier)
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Ties and slurs into N-th repeat bars do not engrave or playback

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.

Submitted by (@robinwalker)
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