'Sibelius selecting A4 paper size for dynamic parts at random'

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Sibelius selecting A4 paper size for dynamic pa... - jhgarrison, 26 Feb 03:59AM
     Re: Sibelius selecting A4 paper size for dynami... - Bob Zawalich, 26 Feb 06:32AM
         Re: Sibelius selecting A4 paper size for dynami... - Bob Zawalich, 26 Feb 06:42AM
             Re: Sibelius selecting A4 paper size for dynami... - jhgarrison, 26 Feb 06:09PM
                 Re: Sibelius selecting A4 paper size for dynami... - Bob Zawalich, 26 Feb 08:39PM
                     Re: Sibelius selecting A4 paper size for dynami... - jhgarrison, 27 Feb 06:51AM

Sibelius selecting A4 paper size for dynamic parts at random
Posted by jhgarrison - 26 Feb 03:59AM (edited 26 Feb 04:04AM)
I was having trouble with Sibelius printing some parts too tall vertically, cutting of the print at the top and bottom of the page.

After playing with it for a while I finally figured out that, of the 8 dynamic parts and full score, Sibelius had for some reason made 6 of the dynamic parts A4 size even though the original full-score document was US Letter.

Note that I never changed or even looked at the paper size before discovering this.

This sounds like a bug... I would assume that dynamic parts get the same page layout size as the original full score, no?

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Re: Sibelius selecting A4 paper size for dynamic parts at random
Posted by Bob Zawalich - 26 Feb 06:32AM
Have a look at http://www.sibelius.com/cgi-bin/helpcenter/chat/chat.pl?com=thread&start=583204&groupid=3&&guest=1

There was a time when scores created by importing would have A4 parts. I wrote a plugin to deal with it at one point. I had thought this was fixed. Which version of Sibelius are you using?
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Re: Sibelius selecting A4 paper size for dynamic parts at random
Posted by Bob Zawalich - 26 Feb 06:42AM (edited 26 Feb 06:45AM)
The problem was fixed in 7.1.2 as reported in this thread. The problem will still exist in scores created in earlier versions and the plugin may help with that.

http://www.sibelius.com/cgi-bin/helpcenter/chat/chat.pl?com=thread&start=507764&groupid=3&words=A4&name=
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For plugin lookup and categories see https://www.nycmusicservices.com/musicresources
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Re: Sibelius selecting A4 paper size for dynamic parts at random
Posted by jhgarrison - 26 Feb 06:09PM (edited 26 Feb 06:12PM)
This score was initially created in Sibelius First 8 about 4 weeks ago, imported from PhotoScore Lite.

I'm currently using the full Sibelius 8 product, and I've never had version 7 of either Sibelius product installed.

Note that only SOME of the dynamic parts were set to A4, the full score and two of the parts were US Letter. Weird.

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Re: Sibelius selecting A4 paper size for dynamic parts at random
Posted by Bob Zawalich - 26 Feb 08:39PM
I have no explanation for this, I'm afraid. Is anyone else seeing this problem in current conversions?

Anyone using Sib First with Photoscore?

The plugin can be installed (in full Sib only) and it will tell you if there is a problem or fix it is there is. That's probably the best I can suggest.

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Bob

An experienced user of Sibelius. Sib 1.2 - 8, Windows 10 Pro 64 bit, 32 G RAM. Year 2018.
For plugin lookup and categories see https://www.nycmusicservices.com/musicresources
For manual plugin installation see http://www.sibelius.com/download/plugins/index.html?help=install

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Re: Sibelius selecting A4 paper size for dynamic parts at random
Posted by jhgarrison - 27 Feb 06:51AM
I played around for about an hour trying to replicate this with a new file, adding and removing instruments, but was unsuccessful. It may have something to do with the files being originally created in Sibelius First.

If I see it happening in any new files I'll try to pin down a sequence of events to replicate it and will post a new question.

Thanks.

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Sibelius selecting A4 paper size for dynamic pa... - jhgarrison, 26 Feb 03:59AM
     Re: Sibelius selecting A4 paper size for dynami... - Bob Zawalich, 26 Feb 06:32AM
         Re: Sibelius selecting A4 paper size for dynami... - Bob Zawalich, 26 Feb 06:42AM
             Re: Sibelius selecting A4 paper size for dynami... - jhgarrison, 26 Feb 06:09PM
                 Re: Sibelius selecting A4 paper size for dynami... - Bob Zawalich, 26 Feb 08:39PM
                     Re: Sibelius selecting A4 paper size for dynami... - jhgarrison, 27 Feb 06:51AM