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Sibelius Interface

  • Single Document Interface:
    • Previous versions of Sibelius employed a Multiple Document Interface (MDI), an idiom common to Windows and Mac applications alike.
    • An application that employs a Single Document Interface (SDI), by contrast, typically uses a separate top-level window for every document window, so that each document has its own entry on the Windows taskbar, making it easier for users to find and switch between open documents.
    • Furthermore, each document window is typically self-contained, with all of the necessary toolbars embedded directly in each window.
  • Tabbed Document Interface:
    • In addition to using MDI, Sibelius now also employs a Tabbed Document Interface (TDI), familiar from all modern web browsers
    • Each SDI window displays one or more tabs, with each tab containing a view of the full score, a dynamic part, a saved version of the full score (or a dynamic part from a saved version of the full score, if you want to get really fancy).
    • To open a new tab, click the + button at the right-hand side of the tab bar. A menu appears, listing all of the dynamic parts in the current score, and any saved versions
    • If you have opened one of the versions, a submenu then appears for that version, listing the dynamic parts belonging to that version.
    • Choose any dynamic part, saved version or dynamic part belonging to a version to open a new tab containing that view.
    • It is also possible to open a new tab by selecting something in the full score view and hitting W, which will switch to a tab containing the first dynamic part that contains the selected object or open a new tab to show that part.
    • You can also open a new window containing the contents of the current tab by choosing New Window from the + menu. You can see the same menu by right-clicking anywhere along the document tab bar.
    • To switch quickly to any open tab, choose the desired tab from the menu that appears when you click the button to the right of the + button.
    • To move to the next tab, type Ctrl+Tab (Windows) or Control-Tab (Mac), and to move to the previous tab, type Ctrl+Shift+Tab (Windows) or Shift- Control-Tab (Mac).
    • When you re-open a score in a new session, Sibelius restores all of the tabs and windows that were previously open, and also the sizes and positions of each of those windows.

Sibelius Interface

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Overview 0:08
  • Sibelius Interface Overview 0:22
    • Single Document Interface
    • Tabbed Document Interface
    • Open a New Tab
    • Open a New Window
    • Switch Tab
    • Close Tab
  • Example 5:19
    • Opening New Tabs & Moving Between Tabs
    • Opening a New Window
    • Grabbing the Score & Full Screen View
    • Closing Tabs