Improvements in Sibelius 6.2

Sibelius 6.2 is available free of charge for registered Sibelius 6 users. It contains a number of improvements and fixes, including:

  • Sibelius is now a multi-lingual application, with all six supported languages inside the same installer. Sibelius will automatically run in the language of your existing serial number, or in the language of your operating system. To change the language that Sibelius runs in, use the new Language page of Preferences.
  • If you have a Sibelius network site license for Sibelius, you can now check out licenses onto student or teacher machines for a limited time. You can designate some of the floating licenses in your site license to be checked out, allowing that many seats to be temporarily removed from the pool of floating licenses so that they can be used on machines disconnected from the school network.
  • Sibelius for Mac will now offer to upload crash logs generated when the application quits unexpectedly, to help us improve software quality. You are recommended to click Yes if prompted: no personal information is transmitted.
  • New option Truncate notes at end of bars when using Edit > Repeat on the Note Input page of Preferences, switched off by default. When switched on, this option restores the behavior of Edit > Repeat from Sibelius 5, whereby repeating a note when not in note input mode (i.e. no caret is visible) that is longer than the remainder of the bar truncates the value of the new note to the length of the bar, rather than tying it into the next bar.
  • A number of new chord symbol types have been added to the default library of chord symbols, including: major 7 chords with sharp 9ths, sharp 4ths and sharp 5ths; major 7/9/11/13 chords with two alterations; “add11” chords; “7 b5” and “7b9” chords; and more besides.
  • New Hyphens allowed to disappear when syllables are too close together option on the Text page of House Style > Engraving Rules, switched on in both new scores and existing scores.
  • Sibelius 6 now correctly recognizes Kontakt 4 as a Kontakt-type device, allowing it to load sounds automatically, provided a suitable sound set is available.
  • Sibelius now offers to change the staff and/or page size when you add or remove instruments from your score. It also now intelligently determines a suitable combination of page and staff size when importing MIDI and PhotoScore/AudioScore files, to try and ensure a good vertical layout at all times.
  • Sibelius for Mac is now supplied with OpenType versions of the Opus, Inkpen2, Reprise and Helsinki font families. These fonts provide improved compatibility with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.
  • Sibelius now supports the embedding of OpenType fonts in exported EPS files.
  • Some users of Sibelius for Mac have experienced intermittent or persistent crashes or hangs when choosing File > Save As or using Save as PDF via the File > Print dialog. Sibelius 6.2 now includes a workaround that should prevent this crash from occurring in future (although it cannot be fixed altogether without Apple's help).

There are many other fixes and improvements in Sibelius 6.2. Read the complete list of changes.

For instructions on how to download and install Sibelius 6.2, click here.

It is recommended that you do not update your copy of Sibelius in the middle of a project.

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