Some of the most requested bug fixes have finally been addressed in Sibelius 8.5, but there are also a couple of new ones to be aware of, too. Also a new plug-in from Bob Zawalich addresses a bug and improves the process of applying rehearsal marks and double barlines together.
A video tutorial that describes a multi-step solution to a persistent problem in Sibelius: instrument changes with key signatures that break multirests and don’t display correctly in the score or part.
Along with a bit of history behind the convention, the how and why to use and create instruments that don’t display a key signature in Sibelius, Finale, and MuseScore.
If instrument names don’t appear correctly in the score, how will anyone know what to play? Learn how to get those items to look just right by reading this series of helpful tips.
A guide to how and why octave-up and octave-down clefs relate to the position of the music on the staff, and how Sibelius is different than other music notation programs in this way.
Two Sibelius plug-ins to make your life easier: Merge To Voice 1 to convert notes in all voices in a selection into voice 1, and Simplify Part Names, removing all but the first instrument name in the Part Name field in Score Info for each dynamic part.
Sibelius is capable of some very advanced layouts, like this: To produce this kind of layout in Sibelius: Change the widths for empty bars, whole notes, and the Gap at start of bar values in House Style > Note Spacing Rule. Change the default distance between staves in House Style > Engraving Rules > Staves. […]