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Are your plug-ins up-to-date?

by Philip Rothman on January 30, 2015 · 2 comments

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A handy tool for keeping current on your plug-ins was itself recently updated, so now is a good time to check to make sure you’re running the latest versions.

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Reduce file size by pruning unneeded versions and parts

by Philip Rothman on January 20, 2015 · 6 comments

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Sibelius files are typically compact. If your files are growing undesirably large, here are a couple of common causes and remedies.

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Working with instrument names in Sibelius

by Philip Rothman on January 9, 2015 · 7 comments

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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.

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2014: The plug-in year in review

by Philip Rothman on December 30, 2014 · 7 comments

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Bob Zawalich authors the final post of 2014, and it’s a good one: nothing less than a comprehensive round-up of all the new plug-ins created in the past year.

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The Timeline is persistent, but you can prevent it from always taking up space on your screen if that’s your preference.

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Change your shortcuts to open a dialog instead of a gallery

by Philip Rothman on December 11, 2014 · 3 comments

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Sibelius is flexible enough that you can re-program common shortcuts to open dialogs instead of galleries, just like in earlier versions.

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Get smarter with smart quotes

by Philip Rothman on November 21, 2014 · 3 comments

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Curly quotes, or smart quotes, aren’t automatically generated in Sibelius, but knowing these tips will quickly boost your score’s IQ.

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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.

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Horizontal note spacing in Sibelius

by Philip Rothman on November 5, 2014 · 6 comments

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A collection of tips and plug-ins to help space your music not too wide, not too narrow, but just right.

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Transitioning from Sibelius 6 to Sibelius 7.5

by Philip Rothman on October 29, 2014 · 12 comments

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If you are thinking about finally upgrading to Sibelius 7.5 from Sibelius 6, whether it’s from desire or necessity, you’ll want to know these useful pointers to ease the move.

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