Import and overwrite House Style from file
This allows you to simply import a House Style from any incoming Sibelius file—really useful if you have a score that looks great, and you’d like to import just the House Style to replicate the same appearance.
Import and overwrite Document Setup from file
As with a recent release, we separated the Import House Style capabilities so you can independently control the Document Setup and the House Style. Here, you can do the same by choosing the option above, and choosing to overwrite the Document Setup too.
Both of these options are off by default as it’s going to be more common that you don’t want to overwrite the look of the template that you’re importing into, but it’s sometimes useful to bring these over too.
As with the MIDI and MusicXML import features, you can choose whether to arrange the music across multiple voices, or reset the note spacing after the import has completed, and also to explode the music when arranging across multiple instruments. Behind the scenes, this is using the Arrange feature, which we’ve also enhanced to better handle tuplets.
There are some limitations to what you can import. The structure of the scores you’re importing needs to either match (e.g., have the same Time Signature changes throughout the score), or the score you’re importing into simply needs to have no time signature at all, which is the case with the template above. When you try this, you’ll see a message that offers you the choice to open the file instead, allowing you to copy/paste and import the House Style between the two scores.
A small but important change is to the way Sibelius handles fonts on Windows and Mac. Sibelius is now much more consistent in how it identifies and interprets fonts that support symbols.
Sibelius now prefers Latin 1 as the fallback for symbols when the font is not marked as supporting the “Symbol” code page, and we do this on both Windows and Mac for more consistent results on both. With this change, there’s general improvement on Windows across the board, but if you encounter any problems, it’s important to check that you’re using the latest version of the fonts. In particular, if you’re using the excellent Pori fonts, be sure to get the recent update from Notation Central.