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2016: The Sibelius plug-in year in review

by Philip Rothman on December 30, 2016 · 2 comments

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Thanks to Bob Zawalich, Kenneth Gaw, Hans-Christoph Wirth, and Tom Curran, 2016 brought us more useful Sibelius plug-ins. Bob summarizes the year in plug-in development along with a list of all plug-ins newly created in the past year.

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New Sibelius plug-ins for ties, text, and pasting

by Philip Rothman on December 15, 2016 · 6 comments

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Just in time for the holidays, we’ve found a few presents under the tree! Three new Sibelius plug-ins from Kenneth Gaw will surely make the season bright: Intelligent Ties, Multiple Text Entry, and Complete Copy and Paste.

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Bug fixes (and new bugs) in Sibelius 8.5

by Philip Rothman on December 6, 2016 · 14 comments

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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.

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Keep tempo text aligned to time signatures in Sibelius

by Philip Rothman on November 3, 2016 · 5 comments

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Engraver Jeremy Hughes discovered a better-than-usual way to keep tempo text aligned to time signatures in both the score and parts in Sibelius, and we’ll show you how to do it.

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New Sibelius plug-in: Create N by M tuplet

by Philip Rothman on October 11, 2016 · 2 comments

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A new plug-in for Sibelius gives users the freedom to create tuplets in any ratio, beyond the limits imposed by default in the software.

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Barline joins in Sibelius

by Philip Rothman on September 14, 2016 · 2 comments

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Instrument families are typically grouped by joining barlines across staves. Here’s how to customize these groups and restore missing barlines in Sibelius.

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Create harp diagrams in Sibelius, Finale, and MuseScore

by Philip Rothman on September 7, 2016 · 6 comments

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Harp pedal diagrams may look forbidding, but you can learn how to read them and place them in your score like a pro in Sibelius, Finale, and MuseScore.

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Quick tip: Dismiss all open dialog boxes in Finale

by Philip Rothman on August 31, 2016 · 2 comments

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Finale’s nested dialog boxes involve a lot of clicking, but by using shortcuts to dismiss them all at once, you can save yourself a bit of time.

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New Sibelius plug-in: Impose Sketch onto Template

by Philip Rothman on August 23, 2016 · 24 comments

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A new plug-in from Tom Curran automates the laborious task of transferring the structure of a sketch score, such as a piano-vocal or MIDI export, onto a full orchestral template. Tom describes how orchestrators and copyists can make use of this new time-saver.

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Using the Open Selected Parts plug-in in Sibelius

by Philip Rothman on July 28, 2016 · 2 comments

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Bob Zawalich’s Open Selected Parts plug-in for Sibelius not only makes it faster to open just the parts you want, but it also quickly closes unwanted parts at the same time.

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