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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 »


156 votes
157 up votes
1 down votes


distance between staves

Yet another thing publishers and engravers are calling for is setting the distance between staves with numeric values in mm, inch or pixel. This is needed to keep the baseline on one page similar to the next. In german this is called "Registerhaltigkeit".

When staff-rulers are enabled a doubleclick onto a distance-value could open a box where one can enter the needed value and choose the measurement (mm, inch.etc.) A... more »


132 votes
133 up votes
1 down votes


Improvement of Tuplets

absolute important for engravers and publishers...!

The major publishing houses estimated hundred (and more) years ago have to deal with reprinting, re-publishing their old music.

In the romantic era it was quite common to write ie. 13 16th in time of a quarter. I have seen this too often to call it a minor effect...

The best would be to give the user the possibility to to make a "this instead of that"-decision ie.... more »


130 votes
132 up votes
2 down votes


Improvement of Glissando

Glissando needs an improvement. When one adds a glissando to a note w/o a goal-note playback wont play the glissando. So a fall or gliss-down wont work.


It also would be great to set the startpoint and duration of a glissando.


When a glissando is added to a whole-note the duration of the glissando covers the complete note-duration, even when the gliss should be played at the very end of a note.


122 votes
123 up votes
1 down votes