When notes are transferred across to the other staff of multiple-staff instruments, Sibelius places some cautionary accidentals 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 »
The end of the slur must be attached to the last note, during a cross-staff.
When a piano staff includes a cross-staff slur, the optimize staves function works incorrectly, creating a very wide gap between the staves.
I have not seen a possible way to cross-staff a note that belongs to a chord. The "way around" is changing it to a voice 2 (for instance) and once it becomes a single note, then it can be cross-staff. It would be super! if it can be done just directly. Ex. Cmaj chord, just being able to cross-staff the "G"
When doing cross-staff notes, there are two big problems
1. If there is another voice at the same time, which is in a distance of a 2nd, the notes collapse in the same space.
2. The slurs are just illogical and they don't cross staff, it has to be made manually
In modern music or analysis examples it can happen that cross-staff music goes over several staves. Expanding the sibelius' feature from adjacent staves to more staves would be a big help.
Extending this feature to cross-staff between different instruments would also be a plus - although this notation does occur a very rarely.