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Info page - 1danlaw1, 08 Jan 10:00PM
     Re: Info page - Robin Walker, 08 Jan 10:04PM
         Re: Info page - Bob Zawalich, 08 Jan 10:43PM

Info page
Posted by 1danlaw1 - 08 Jan 10:00PM
Why doesn't info on the info page, such as subtitle, automatically transfer to the score? The software won't let you place the text directly on the page without complaining that the information has not been entered into the info box.

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Re: Info page
Posted by Robin Walker - 08 Jan 10:04PM
Please consult the Sibelius Reference on "wildcards"

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Re: Info page
Posted by Bob Zawalich - 08 Jan 10:43PM (edited 08 Jan 10:46PM)
When wildcards for Score Info data were first introduced, long ago, and you could enter values into the Score Info block during Quick Start, there was a point (in beta testing) where values entered in Score Info were added to the score as wildcards.

This disturbed a number of users who were used to being able to enter text directly by clicking on a text item (such as Title text). Clicking on the text item and seeing a wildcard was disturbing. Sib then made the change so that if you click on text that contains a wildcard, you get a warning that offers to send you to the Score Info area to edit the text.

Apparently that was not good enough, and in the end they decided to do what has been done ever since: if you enter text into the Title field (for example) in Score Info/Backstage, a Text object is created, attached to the first bar, but it is not a wildcard, it is just text.

One can, of course, edit that text and replace it with a wildcard.

If you enter text into a Score Info field after the score has been created, it will not create any text items at all. If you type into Title and want that to appear in the score you need to explicitly create a Title Text object and add either the text or a wildcard.

There is a plugin, Distribute Score Info (category Text), that can
add the wildcards for you. Here is the plugin description:

"Distribute Score Info takes data from the File > Score Info Title, Composer, Lyricist, Subtitle, Dedication, or Copyright fields and replaces the contents of any existing Title, Composer, Lyricist, Subtitle, Dedication, or Copyright text items with this data. If no such text items exist, the plug-in will create an appropriate item in the first bar of the score. It can write out a wildcard for the data, or the data itself."

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Info page - 1danlaw1, 08 Jan 10:00PM
     Re: Info page - Robin Walker, 08 Jan 10:04PM
         Re: Info page - Bob Zawalich, 08 Jan 10:43PM