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  • Page Margins: View Tab> Page Margins
  • Document Setup: It can be found under “layout” tab on the left hand side. You can click on dialog launcher icon to view your Document Setup window.
  • Justification: Vertical Justification spread the staves and systems out such that they fill the height of the page, providing consistency across pages in score layout.
  • Horizontal Spacing: We can simply make changes on a score’s layout horizontally by creating system & page breaks.
  • Bar Numbers:
    • Sibelius automatically adds bar numbers to your score
    • You can make changes under Engraving Rules > Bar Numbers
  • Other Adjustments: You can adjust the information at the top of your score, such as: Title, Composer Name & Tempo info.
    • Appearance > Design and Position
  • Magnetic Layout: It is a feature that design to position the score objects correctly on the page without any collisions of other objects.
    • Layout Tab > magnetic Layout


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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Overview 0:08
  • Basic Formatting 0:39
    • Page Margins
    • Document Setup
    • Justification
    • Horizontal Spacing
    • Bar Numbers
  • Other Adjustments 8:42
    • Overview
    • Adjusting Vertical Position for the Title, Composer, and Tempo Markings
  • Magnetic Layout 10:56
    • Magnetic Layout