Smart Shapes in Finale are lines, trills, slurs, octave lines, hairpins, pedal lines and other objects that “smartly” adjust their positioning based on the layout the score and the items to which they are attached.
With its release coinciding with the opening of the 2018 NAMM Show, Sibelius 2018.1, the latest update to Sibelius, brings broad improvements to how users perform common tasks in Sibelius like placing slurs, hairpins, other lines, ties, special barlines, and a new note editing feature.
MuseScore 2.1 is now released. Technical contributor Marc Sabatella takes us in-depth into 2.1’s new features, including playback improvements, new note entry methods, a new “swap” feature, and better support for instrument changes.
Finale 25.3 is the third maintenance update to Finale. It is primarily a bug-fixing and code-modernizing update, although a couple of new features are added in the areas of hairpins and MusicXML importing.
Spend a little time watching the new “Get Started Fast” series for Sibelius 7.5 and save a lot of time in your daily work.
Bob Zawalich just keeps coming up with ways to make our lives a little less tedious, at least when working in Sibelius. He’s recently created two new plug-ins that may save you time on common tasks while working in some scores. The first of these plug-ins, Retract Line Ends, pulls back the right end of […]