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06/09/2010 - SIBELIUS 6.2 - WIKI software updated - Announcements

Fonts for dynamics not following imported house styles

When you import a house style, the 'Music text font' field in House Style > Edit All Fonts isn't changed. So go there and change it to the font you expect.

Creating custom ensembles to use in new or preexisting scores

Create a custom ensemble

  • House style > edit instruments
  • New ensemble…
  • Choose options…rename instruments…etc until ensemble is how you want it
  • House style > Export house style (for use to import it into scores that need that instrumentation)

Use a custom ensemble in a new or existing score

  • House style > Import house style (the one with the custom ensemble)
  • Create>Instruments…
  • Click on “Choose from:” then click on the custom ensemble name
  • Under “Instrument:” click on the top instrument and the shift click on the bottom instrument to choose all the instruments in the custom ensemble
  • Choose “add to score” button
  • Reorder the instruments as needed under “staves in score” and hit OK button

Switching from a traditional House Style to one based on the InkPen2 font

  • Sometimes a few of the fonts are not converted properly, such as the dynamics which may stay in Opus font.
  • The correct settings can be set in House Style >Edit All Fonts…
  • The following setting will give the desired output for InkPen2

  • The following setting will give the desired output for Rich Sigler's Jazz Font