Features

Build Chord Chart "Part" from a score

Add an option to the list of parts that can be extracted from a score to include the chords in the score. Extract those chords into a simple chord chart, with chords written over a simple single line staff. This could be printed out for players who don't need notes to play along with a score, just the chords.

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Add option to reuse tabs for parts

In Sibelius 4-6, Dynamic Parts by default were only shown one at a time. You could get windows for several Dynamic Parts simultaneously if you wanted, by using Window->New Window, which would duplicate a part window, otherwise normally you'd only have two windows open, one for Full Score, and the other for the currently-shown part. Unfortunately, in Sibelius 7+, the designers have given us the non-intuitive Parts tabs ...more »

Submitted by (@davidbeattie)

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Show bar rests: separate setting for score and parts

I'd love to be able to set "Show bar rests" (in Engraving Rules) separately for score and parts.

One common scenario would be to hide them in the score (for a structurally cleaner look) but show them in the parts (to go that extra mile, in order to make musicians feel at home).

Submitted by (@kristianbredin)

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Bugs

Tempo equation breaks multirests

When applying a tempo equation [metric modulation] between a pair of multirests the text breaks the rest so rather than having 8+8 we may end up with 7+1+8 or 8+1+7 depending on where the equation is situated. We may try to surreptitiously copy an equation from another location and paste it in the correct location but as soon as anything else is changed on the page it reverts back to the broken multirests. What is more, ...more »

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Bring back the parts window PLEASE

Please bring back the old Part window. Having everything in different places slows me down so much! So, what I used to do is have the part window open. I could see what part I was on, what part was next, in a lovely vertical list. All the icons below was everything I needed. I can edit easily what staves are in each part, I know what part is next, it only opens one part at a time (I hate the tabs thing in the new Sibelius, ...more »

Submitted by (@twistiejoe)

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Features

Better support for font customisation

Formerly placed with the title 'Improve notation features (2)' part of an earlier thread suggesting systemic changes. There should be a way to export system settings. Local (document) settings can be preserved in a house style but this does not include things like modifications to fonts made at the system level in music fonts. Edits made to music fonts - for example slightly larger copies of existing fonts - don't ...more »

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User funded development

I am wondering if Sibelius would agree to develop features if user(s) (crowd)fund the work. There are features that really matter, but only to a narrow segment of users. One example for me is easy entering of nonstandard keys and production of parts with the option to print in the nonstandard key or print in closest major/minor with accidentals for the rest, so that the score is in the correct (nonstandard) key/mode, ...more »

Submitted by (@kkss00)

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