A plug-in automatically corrects the default length of the single slashed grace note in Sibelius, resulting in a more pleasing appearance.
Plug-ins can be solutions to various problems or ways to make it easier to accomplish tasks. Bob Zawalich looks back at the end of another productive year in the world of Sibelius plug-in development and gives a preview of what’s to come.
The Create Trailing Pseudo-Grace Notes plug-in for Sibelius automates a detailed method for creating grace notes at the end of a bar using tuplets, as a workaround for Sibelius’s limitations in that area.
It is not unusual to encounter grace notes at the end of a bar — that is, before the barline. Entering this variety of grace note in Sibelius is a chore, but there is an approach which involves using tuplets to achieve good results.
Today Avid released Sibelius 2018.7, the latest version of its notation software. This is a workmanlike release devoted to fixing bugs, some of which newly appeared in the 2018.6 update, and some which have been around longer.
Today Avid released Sibelius 2018.6, the latest version of its notation software. While the 2018.6 release is mostly geared toward unifying the different Sibelius tiers into one installer and the availability of the free tier for the first time, a few improvements made their way into this release in the areas of note spacing, grace notes, multi-text entry, tied notes, and more.
The third Dorico update, version 1.0.30, is available, with some new features particularly in the areas of rests, barlines, bar numbers, tremolo and grace note playback, as well as other areas of the program. In addition, dozens of bugs and other performance issues have been addressed.
Several little-documented shortcuts, some new in Sibelius 7, others not, can speed up grace note entry; it’s worth giving this article a look.