Continuing my series of posts about my favourite small improvements in Sibelius 6, today’s example is short and sweet.
One of the little-known features of Sibelius is that you can open multiple windows on the same score, which can show different pages at different zoom factors. This is useful if you want to copy music from one place in the score and paste it somewhere else, or if you want to look at (say) the recapitulation and the exposition of your sonata form movement at the same time (I’m sure many people are writing sonata form movements in Sibelius even as I type this, of course). To do this, just choose Window > New Window. Simple!
A couple of useful adjuncts have been added to the Mac version of Sibelius 6, which have always been present in the Windows version: the new Tile Horizontally and Tile Vertically commands, also found in the Window menu.
Tile Horizontally takes all of the open windows, from all open scores, and positions them in horizontal strips down the screen, one above the other, such that they don’t overlap. Tile Vertically, on the other hand, takes all of the open windows and positions them in vertical strips, side by side
Next time you’re working on multiple documents at the same time, or have multiple views on the same window open, give tiling a try.