'Sib. 4.x: Cutting extra measures'

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Sib. 4.x: Cutting extra measures - vln/vla/cello player, 19 Jan 10:00PM
     Re: Sib. 4.x: Cutting extra measures - Bob Zawalich, 19 Jan 10:21PM
         Re: Sib. 4.x: Cutting extra measures - vln/vla/cello player, 19 Jan 10:39PM
             Re: Sib. 4.x: Cutting extra measures - Bob Zawalich, 20 Jan 01:06AM

Sib. 4.x: Cutting extra measures
Posted by vln/vla/cello player - 19 Jan 10:00PM
As I like to write things out while I am listening to them, I tend to just add a random number of measures and then compose in them. The obvious problem with that is I can end up with too many measures.

How do I go about deleting them and not just hiding them?
(Man, why is the in-program Sibelius reference so unhelpful?)

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Re: Sib. 4.x: Cutting extra measures
Posted by Bob Zawalich - 19 Jan 10:21PM
Usually if you can find it in the manual, the manual is very helpful.

Sibelius refers to measures as bars. In the Sib 4 reference, in the index, under Bars you will find Deleting on page 65.

Under Deleting a bar entirely, it says

ctrl+click or cmnd+click and empty part of the bar, which should end up with a purple double box.

hit delete.

to delete multiple bars, get the double box around the first bar to delete, then shift-click to the last bar to delete, so they are all in the double purple box.

Now hit delete.

As of Sibelius 5, there is Edit > Delete Bars, which is a bit easier to use.

Just using the delete key on bars removes the contents of the bar, not the bar bars themselves, as you already observed.


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Re: Sib. 4.x: Cutting extra measures
Posted by vln/vla/cello player - 19 Jan 10:39PM
I tried doing that Ctrl+click and then hitting delete, but that did not work for some reason. Do you have to do it another way when you want to delete a bar from a score/all parts?

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Re: Sib. 4.x: Cutting extra measures
Posted by Bob Zawalich - 20 Jan 01:06AM
Delete the bar from the full score, and it will delete from the parts as well.

If you are on a Mac, use the "cmnd" key (the Apple key), not the ctrl key.

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Sib. 4.x: Cutting extra measures - vln/vla/cello player, 19 Jan 10:00PM
     Re: Sib. 4.x: Cutting extra measures - Bob Zawalich, 19 Jan 10:21PM
         Re: Sib. 4.x: Cutting extra measures - vln/vla/cello player, 19 Jan 10:39PM
             Re: Sib. 4.x: Cutting extra measures - Bob Zawalich, 20 Jan 01:06AM