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Numbers with Rings is a sophisticated font that can bring the beauty of many enclosure styles to your scores. Learn how to use it by setting up your document to work with it.

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Changing default dialog settings in Sibelius plug-ins

by Philip Rothman on December 23, 2015 · 0 comments

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Bob Zawalich, the plug-in developer’s developer, explains how to use Sibelius’s dialog editor to change plug-in dialog default values, should you wish to tailor certain plug-ins to suit your workflow.

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Tacet parts in Finale and Sibelius

by Philip Rothman on December 16, 2015 · 3 comments

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Tacet parts are useful in performance and recording contexts, to let a player know that their part has been accounted for even if they aren’t playing. Learn how to make these parts in Finale and Sibelius.

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Using the Style Sheet plug-in in Sibelius

by Philip Rothman on December 1, 2015 · 0 comments

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The new Style Sheet plug-in is an advanced way to display which text styles, line styles, symbols, and notehead styles are being used in a score. Its creator Bob Zawalich gives us an in-depth tutorial on how to take full advantage of its power.

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An eight-part video tutorial series is newly available: Get Started Fast with Sibelius for Educators is designed to help teachers understand and learn some of the many educational features in Sibelius.

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In this guest post, Bob Zawalich explains the differences among the types of text used in Sibelius, such as staff text, system text, and lyrics, and covers some tips and plug-ins for changing one type of text to another.

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Create a centered group name in Sibelius

by Philip Rothman on August 20, 2015 · 6 comments

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In Sibelius it’s technically impossible to center a group name between two staves and also individually name each staff. Here’s a clever workaround to the problem, along with a video tutorial explaining the concept.

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User folders and user-editable files in Sibelius

by Philip Rothman on August 11, 2015 · 1 comment

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Explore along with guest author Bob Zawalich as he takes us through the inner workings of Sibelius’s user folders and user-editable files, what their purposes are, where to find them, and how to modify them.

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In this post geared towards Sibelius power users, Bob Zawalich describes the rather generous limitations of the numbers of notehead styles and plug-ins Sibelius can support at a given time, and how to get around those limitations, if needed.

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Route Sibelius or Finale MIDI to Logic via IAC bus

by Philip Rothman on March 18, 2015 · 9 comments

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Did you know that, with just a little bit of effort, you can route your MIDI from Sibelius or Finale through Logic Pro? This tutorial will walk you through the steps.

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