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Page layout

One should be able not only to force a number of bars in one page but also to define the number of staves these bars are forced in on one single page.

What about a defining list of bars per system and systems per page, not only the predefined numbers of bars per system in auto breaks?

Submitted by (@wd0000)

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More flexibility in numeral values all over Sibelius

Many, many values can changed in Sibelius. That's a very good thing, since flexibility is what all professionals need most. Yet very often it is impossible to change values in real decimal steps. Sibelius decides for you, so the first value can be 1.4, the next 1.7 and so on. Not good!!! I just wanted to change the line width first time: I only could choose 0.1 or 0.06, one being to thick, the other to thin. Where are ...more »

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Give more staff editing options to include cutaway score

I read the article on the unofficial Sibelius blog about creating cutaway scores, and I must say that I am intrigued by this modern scoring format. Unfortunately, it is entirely too much work to accomplish when it would be possible to include a simple feature to completely hide a selected measure from view. Such a feature would give much more creative control over modern notation techniques, which is important to promote ...more »

Submitted by (@randyjosleyn)

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Move time signatures vertically

System texts can be moved vertically - in both first, 2nd, and other vertical repetitions of the same text. Sometimes in modern music is necessary to move vertically the time signatures, to avoid collisions. For now it's necessary to make several steps to achieve this: hide the original time signatures, make a new text, position it, ...

All these steps can be avoided, if the texts have the function already.

Submitted by (@jmmmp0)

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Inspector to show magnetic properties

It would be nice if the Inspector would show what the current status of Magnetic Layout was. For instance, if you have switch Magnetic Layout off for one object, could that show in the Inspector. It would be helpful when looking at objects that have been changed (or not). Perhaps even make it searchable in a filter ("objects for which Magnetic Layout is not Default"). Just a thought.

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Glissando beyond the beat, barline, and measure

Sibelius binds the value of a glissando to the starting note value - which is great when you want divisions that work in the basic mathematics of it's structures. In US parlance - a half note, or a doted half note glissando to another note is easy. But what if you want a glissando the length of a half note tied to a 16th note going to the remain dotted 8th note? Irregular values for glissandi are a chore or worse impossible. ...more »

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Ribbon Search Results

Clean up the search results:

- make the searched-for item bold, NOT its path

- remove all the white space caused by one result having a description

- Make the descriptions pop up when hovered over so it's a simple, readable list.

 

The descriptions could probably even stay if the whitespace were eliminated and the path (in bold) and item were on a single line.

Submitted by (@an0000)

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Inflexibility with Sibelius instrument names, more options

I find Sibelius to be the best notation software, but I feel that there is one important feature missing. For example: When I need four horn staves and want to number them, I have to write the staff names like this: Horn 1 in F Horn 2 in F Horn 3 in F Horn 4 in F This doesn't look very good, because it is very hard to read if there are lots of instruments (for example in an orchestral score). I would like to have ...more »

Submitted by (@tesamu)

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Editing and layout of ties

The filter desperately needs ties as an option. And the advanced filter needs notes with ties. One definitely should be able to edit all ties in an selected area at once. There should be a preset possibility for ties in the engraving rules which defines the height of ties. Not only the maximum height, but also a fixed height for all ties as is common with major publishers. You never see short ties which are more flat ...more »

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