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Cross-staff notes and accidentals have long been problematic in Sibelius — sometimes they stubbornly won’t appear when they should, no matter what you try. Here’s a way to finally get those pesky accidentals to show up.

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Here’s how to change the default appearance of octave lines in Finale and Sibelius, if, for instance, you’d like the octave line to simply read “8” instead of “8va”.

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In Sibelius, if you expect recently opened documents to appear in the Quick Start dialog or in the list of recent documents in the Ribbon, but they’re not appearing correctly, you may need to reset a setting.

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A new plug-in automates the tedious process of creating special barlines and manually adding in fake “barlines” in certain instances where you don’t want the barline to appear to be joined between staves.

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NAMM 2017: Talking Sibelius with Sam Butler

by Philip Rothman on January 22, 2017 · 4 comments

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Our NAMM 2017 coverage continues as we talk with Sam Butler, Avid’s senior product manager for Avid‘s music notation and learning products, about the road ahead for Sibelius.

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NAMM 2017: Talking MusicXML and more with Michael Good

by Philip Rothman on January 21, 2017 · 0 comments

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Our NAMM 2017 coverage continues as we talk about MusicXML and more with Michael Good, MakeMusic’s vice president of MusicXML technologies.

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Sibelius 8.5.1 update available

by Philip Rothman on January 19, 2017 · 4 comments

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Avid today released Sibelius 8.5.1, a maintenance update to the recent Sibelius 8.5 update. 8.5.1 fixes a number of bugs introduced in 8.5 and adds a new percentage column to the Staff sizes list, making it possible to change a custom staff size by relative size as well as absolute size.

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Musitek’s new SmartScore Music-to-XML music notation recognition utility — the same feature originally planned for inclusion in Finale 25 — can analyze scanned PDF files of music and send them directly to Finale, Sibelius, or Dorico, or save them as MusicXML.

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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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2016: A year in review

by Philip Rothman on December 26, 2016 · 6 comments

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Have some down time during the holidays? Or looking to get ahead for the new year? Here you’ll find many of the posts 2016, from industry news to tips and tutorials in the field of music notation software and related technology.

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