A series of notation conventions has been established over the years to identify editorial content. For the creators of critical editions, we take a comprehensive look at Dorico’s formidable set of tools for making editorial marks.
There are preferences and then there are the Preferences, with a capital P — settings in an application that can significantly shape your regular work. Whether or not Dorico is your preferred program, let’s find out what Preferences it offers.
In addition to using the default keyboard shortcuts in Sibelius and Dorico, you can program your own, and even override the default settings if you so choose.
The Timeline is persistent, but you can prevent it from always taking up space on your screen if that’s your preference.
Sibelius is flexible enough that you can re-program common shortcuts to open dialogs instead of galleries, just like in earlier versions.
It’s not entirely obvious at first glance, but Sibelius offers an easy way to powerfully customize shortcuts in word menus to quickly apply common text expressions in your score.
If you don’t mind diving into some of Sibelius’s program files, you can change the program’s startup sound from the soothing symphonic strains to most anything you like.
Why should you care if your preference file was deleted? What are the Preferences and what do they do? Here are some tips about preference settings that may shed a little light on, if not improve upon, the way you use Sibelius.