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To get hairpins to playback in Sib5

  • Create three bars of tied notes so you have five seconds of a sustained sound.
  • Insert a ppp dynamic under the first note.
  • Create a crescendo hairpin from the beginning of the first note to the end of the last note. Drag the beginning of the hairpin away from the ppp. (I believe Sibelius-6 will handle this positioning for you so you won't have to drag.)
  • Select the hairpin so it is blue.
  • In the Properties window Playback panel, where it says “hairpin auto,” change the auto to “of maximum.” Then change the 10 to 100.
  • Then play that instrument and listen for crescendo.