When one lassos a text item, handles show up. I knew at one time what they were for, but I forget and can't find them in the Help file. In any case, I find they are a great nuisance. When I'm lassoing a bunch of stuff and want to deselect one or more text items I've unavoidably selected, I have to deselect the text itself and each of the handles. This is often not easy and certainly not convenient. One should be able ...more »
To specialize the attachment of text to measures: It is common to align the first dot of a tempo text with the first dot of a time signature if present.
This would be a nice feature to have with tempo text.
You should be able to add an automatically generated Timecode to a bar or bars of your choosing. At the moment, the Timecode button found under the "Play" tab only allows you to create timecodes on the score at the start of each system or every bar. I would like to be able to select a bar in the score, and have Sibelius create a timecode (using the same logic as it uses for the current Timecode function in the "Play" ...more »
In the most recent update accidentals entered into text take up more vertical space than letters or numbers. More specifically the complete area of the character, not the actual character itself is taller. Therefore when creating multiple lines of text any line that includes an accidental will have a larger vertical spacing than lines that have only letters or numbers. This results in inconsistent spacing of text. In ...more »
I would like to be able to activate/deactivate the win-shortcuts when entering/editing text.
When writing sfz, rfz sfz etc. bold using the ctrl-key some shortcuts collide with the text.
This should only affect to the text-tools and user can active/deactivate it whenever they need it.
It would be really great if while entering dynamics one could add a hairpin or two and then finish entering the dynamics on the far side. I realize they are different object types, but what if a shortcut from within Expression text input would close the Expression text box, add the requested hairpin, and then open a new expression box after and perfectly aligned. A super nice thing would be to allow stretching or compressing ...more »
Repro: 1. Create a new Sibelius score with default settings and at least one staff; 2. Enter some notes on a bar other then the first, on the top staff; 3. Attach some System Text (e.g. Tempo) to any note in that bar other than the first; 4. Select the System Text Object, and do "Reset Position"; 5. While the System Text Object is still selected, press up-arrow or down-arrow, with the intention of adjusting the text's ...more »
Note-attached System Text Objects (such as Tempo text) respond to "Align in a Row" by moving to a position 5 spaces higher than they should be for horizontal alignment with their other partners in the Align command. This has been tested with the other partner in the Align command being: Staff Text, System Symbols, Staff Symbols, and Staff Lines, all with consistent results: Note-attached System Text Objects are the odd ...more »
When creating a new score, you get the opportunity to specify backstage info like title, composer, etc. But then the score that is created has these values hard-coded into the text in the score. It should instead be using the standard macros like \$title\ and \$composer\. I end up having to replace these with every score, which doesn't make any sense.
If a text style has a different size for score and parts, and is copied inside a part, a copy of that text style is created, with both score and part sizes equal. This happens only when copying inside the part, not when copying in the score. E.g.: if text style "text" has the size of 11 in the score and 12 in the parts, making a copy inside a part creates the text style "text (2)", with size 12 in both score and parts. ...more »
The font size dialog boxes in the "Edit Text Style" dialog window have multiple problems. The most serious is that the font size displayed is always rounded to x.0 or x.5 points, even when the existing internal size is some other decimal fraction of a point. For instance, in the first attached graphic, the font sizes should be 19.8 and 16.2 (in this particular score) points, but the displayed sizes are 19.5 and 16.5 ...more »
Add a 'constrain proportions' check-box to the Text Frame Height and Width fields so you don't have to alter 2 numbers every time a text size adjustment is required. For example, to alter the Coda and Segno graphics' sizes in Repeat/DS text independently from the actual text.
Alternately, add a font size option back in.