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Edition 6 April 2009
Booklet written by Daniel Spreadbury. Please email any suggestions for improvements to this booklet to firstname.lastname@example.org (but please do not use this address for suggestions or queries about the Sibelius program itself see the separate Latest information & technical help sheet for the correct address for your country).
Sibelius copyright Avid Technology, Inc. and its licensors 19872009 Upgrading to Sibelius 6 booklet copyright Avid Technology, Inc. 2009 Published by Avid Technology, Inc., The Old Toy Factory, 2023 City North, Fonthill Road, London N4 3HF, UK
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Upgrading on Windows. 6 Upgrading on Mac. 11 Running for the first time. 15 Opening files from previous versions. 16 Upgrading Sibelius Sounds products. 19
Magnetic Layout. 22 Playback. 26 Live Tempo. 29 Versions. 33 Keyboard and Fretboard windows. 38 Chord symbols. 40 Look and feel. 44 Other improvements and fixes. 48
Appendix A: Improvements up to Sibelius 5.2.5. 74 Appendix B: Menu changes. 78 Appendix C: Keyboard shortcuts. 79
Thank you for upgrading to Sibelius 6, the very latest advance in the worlds favorite music software. Weve listened to what youve been asking for, and have added amazing enhancements for writing, playing, teaching, learning and publishing music many of them never found in notation software before. Whether you use Sibelius professionally, in education, or just for fun, were sure youll agree that it represents a giant leap forwards for notation software.
About this booklet
This booklet tells you how to install your new version of Sibelius, tells you how to get started with the main new features, then summarizes the remainder of the improvements, listing them in the order in which they occur in Sibelius Reference, so that you can find the right topics easily for further information. This booklet does not attempt to explain in full how to use each of the hundreds of new features and improvements in this version: refer to Sibelius Reference (see below) for full details. We strongly recommend that you read this booklet in its entirety before you use your upgrade. At the very least, you must follow the upgrade instructions on the next few pages.
Sibelius 6s documentation is split into two: the Handbook, which tells new users how to install the software and introduces them to its basic features; and Reference, which explains every feature of the program in detail. You dont need the Sibelius 6 Handbook so it isnt included with this upgrade. Reference is available on-screen from within Sibelius 6: simply choose Help > Documentation > Sibelius Reference (shortcut F1 or X?), and it will open in your default PDF reader, typically Adobe Reader (Windows) or Preview (Mac). Sibelius Reference is optionally available as a printed book. If you would like to buy a copy, please visit www.sibelius.com/buy for more information. Here are the main additions and changes to Sibelius Reference since Sibelius 5:
Installing AudioScore Lite
AudioScore Lite is an application from Neuratron, the makers of PhotoScore, that automatically transcribes music that you sing or play an acoustic instrument into a microphone, so that you can send it to Sibelius for further editing. Unless you have purchased AudioScore Ultimate along with your upgrade, or already have AudioScore Ultimate (or an earlier version of AudioScore Professional) installed, you should now install AudioScore Lite from your Sibelius 6 DVD-ROM:
* In the main installation window, click Install AudioScore Lite * On Windows Vista, your screen may now go dark and a window titled User Account Control * * * *
will appear. Click Continue to tell Windows that you are happy for the installation to proceed. Click Next to see the license agreement for AudioScore Lite. Read it and click Next Youre asked to fill in a few details: type in your Name; the Product ID field is filled in for you. When youve filled in the form, click Next. AudioScore Lite tells you where it will be installed; again, you can change this if you have strong feelings about it. Otherwise, click Next. Click Next once more and AudioScore Lite will be installed, then click Finish.
Installing Sibelius Scorch
You should now install the latest version of Sibelius Scorch, the free web browser plug-in for viewing, playing, transposing and printing Sibelius scores on the Internet:
* First, quit any web browsers that are running. * In the main installation window, click Install Scorch * It may take up to a minute or longer for the Scorch installer to start: please be patient. Eventually, a
window appears that says Welcome to the Sibelius Scorch (all browsers) Setup Wizard. Click Next. * You are given the opportunity to read the Scorch license agreement. Read it, choose the I Agree radio button, then click Next. 9
* You are prompted to choose an installation folder for Scorch. Again, simply click Next. * It tells you youre now ready to install Scorch. Click Next. * On Windows Vista, your screen may now go dark and a window titled User Account Control
will appear. Click Continue to tell Windows that you are happy for the installation to proceed. * Things flash and whizz across the screen as Scorch is installed. This only takes a few moments. * When the installer has completed, click Close.
Running for the first time
Now youre ready to run Sibelius 6 see Running for the first time on page 15.
Uninstalling older versions of Sibelius
If you have an older version of Sibelius installed on your computer, it is unaffected by your upgrade to Sibelius 6, so you can continue to use the older version if you want. You cannot, however, re-register your older version online after upgrading to Sibelius 6, so you cannot move your old version to a new computer (if you need to do this, please contact technical help). Unless you need to use one of the small number of features that has been removed from Sibelius 6 (such as importing Finale, SCORE and Acorn Sibelius files), you are recommended to uninstall your older version. To uninstall Sibelius, go to Start > Settings > Control Panel, and double-click Add/Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows Vista). You should see your older version of Sibelius listed there (as e.g. Sibelius 5). Select the older version and then click Change/Remove (Windows XP) or Uninstall (Windows Vista). Make sure you do not select Sibelius 6 as this will delete the new version. Then follow the instructions on the screen to uninstall the older version.
Upgrading on Mac
Minimum requirements for Sibelius 6 alone: Mac OS X 10.4.9 or later or Mac OS X 10.5, 512MB+ RAM, 550MB hard disk space, DVD-ROM drive Additional recommendations for using Sibelius Sounds Essentials: Intel Core Duo or better, 1GB+ total physical RAM (2GB recommended), 3.5GB total hard disk space You can use Sibelius Sounds Essentials if your computer doesnt meet the recommended requirements, but you may find that you cannot use as many sounds simultaneously. If you are running a version of Mac OS X earlier than Mac OS X 10.4, you cannot install and run Sibelius. You should upgrade Mac OS X now, although this normally incurs an upgrade fee. See www.apple.com for details. It is recommended that you are running the most up-to-date version of Mac OS X to use Sibelius. Choose the Software Update pane from System Preferences to check that you are using the latest version.
How to determine if you are running Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger or later
Choose About This Mac from the Apple menu. You will see a simple window, like this:
Just below the large text that reads Mac OS X you will see text that reads something like Version 10.4.9. Provided the first part of this number is 10.4 or greater, you are running Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger or a newer version of Mac OS X, and you can install and run Sibelius 6.
If you have more than one copy of Sibelius using the same serial number, such as a 5-pack, second registration or laptop copy, simply follow the same upgrading instructions on each computer. If you have more than one Sibelius serial number (e.g. two 5-packs), follow the upgrading instructions on each computer, using the original Sibelius serial number used on that computer. If youre not sure which serial number is used on which computer, run your previous version, and choose Sibelius > About Sibelius: your serial number appears at the bottom of the window. If you have a Sibelius network license, please read the separate Sibelius 6 Licence Server User Guide enclosed in the upgrade pack.
In order to correctly install and register Sibelius 6, you must be able to provide an administrator password when prompted. After having registered the software, we recommend that you run Sibelius (like all other applications) as a non-privileged user, to increase the security of your system. If youre the only person who uses your computer, or you dont know anything about user accounts or administrator privileges on your computer, you can safely ignore the above and install the software as usual.
What Magnetic Layout does
In conventional music notation there exists, roughly speaking, a natural order of precedence for the proximity to the staff of different types of objects. For example, notes are always positioned on or closest to the staff, along with things that must stay with notes (e.g. accidentals, articulations, ties, rhythm dots, slurs), and related things like key signatures, time signatures and so on. Other kinds of objects then radiate outwards from the staff, with important instructions like lyrics, dynamics and playing techniques next closest to the staff, either above or below as appropriate. Above these objects come things like chord symbols, which should be aligned along the width of the system and close enough that they can be read comfortably along with the notes. Above chord symbols come system markings like tempo markings, 1st and 2nd ending lines and other repeat instructions, and rehearsal marks. Meanwhile, below the staff, text that runs across the width of the system such as figured bass and Roman numerals should sit close enough to the staff to be read comfortably, and finally pedal lines for keyboard instruments sit below that. Magnetic Layout works by enforcing this natural order of precedence to the objects in your score. It examines all the objects attached to a staff in a given system and repositions them in the available space according to these rules in an effort to resolve all collisions, intelligently grouping together objects that should be aligned together across or down the system. It does all of this dynamically, in real time: as you input music and edit your score, Sibelius instantly moves objects to avoid collisions, and maintains legibility and clarity at all times. For objects that have been moved by Magnetic Layout, their original position (i.e. where they would be if Magnetic Layout were switched off) is shown in gray when you select them:
As you drag objects around, you will see them snap to positions that do not collide, rather than following the mouse pointer exactly. If you want the object to follow the mouse pointer exactly, hold down Ctrl or X after starting to drag the item, which disables Magnetic Layout temporarily.
What Magnetic Layout doesnt do
Magnetic Layout does not change the note spacing, which determines the amount of horizontal space available, or the staff spacing, which determines the amount of vertical space between staves. This means that Sibelius can only resolve collisions between objects using the space available: it cannot itself create more space. This means that you may occasionally encounter situations in which Sibelius is unable to resolve all collisions satisfactorily, with the result that one or more objects may appear in an unsuitable position, and will be colored red (see Finding collisions below). More often than not, all you need to do to help Sibelius resolve this collision is select the affected staff and the staff above or below, then choose Layout > Optimize Staff Spacing, which will adjust the staff spacing sufficiently to resolve the collision b 8.10 Staff spacing in Sibelius Reference. More rarely, you may find that the best way to resolve a collision is to give Sibelius a little more horizontal space by expanding the note spacing: select the affected bars, and type Shift+Alt+1 or xz1 (hold Ctrl or X for larger steps) b 8.10 Staff spacing in Sibelius Reference.
Live Tempo Options
Before you start your recording, choose Play > Live Tempo Options to review the settings you can change to help Sibelius interpret your performance:
* Count-in allows you to specify how many beats you will provide to Sibelius to establish the
tempo before playback begins. By default, Sibelius expects one bars worth of beats (e.g. in 3/4, you tap three times, and on the fourth tap, Sibelius starts playing), but you can change this. If your score begins with a pick-up (upbeat) bar, the count-in includes the pick-up (e.g. if your score is in 4/4 and begins with a quarter note (crotchet) pick-up, Sibelius will begin playing on your fourth tap, assuming you have specified a one-bar count-in). * The Allow beat multiples option determines whether Sibelius is allowed to interpret your taps as subdivisions (e.g. tapping eighth notes (quavers) in 4/4) or multiple beats (e.g. tapping once per bar in 3/4). This option is switched on by default. * Sensitivity is the most important setting, and also the most dependent on personal taste. When the slider is set towards the left, Sibelius will follow your individual taps less closely, instead smoothing them out to establish a more consistent beat; when the slider is set towards the right, Sibelius will follow your individual taps more closely, so the tempo adjustment is more immediate. Once youre happy with the settings, click OK. Now youre ready to record your performance. Depending on factors like the number of instruments and the general range of tempos in the score, you may find that you need to visit Live Tempo Options a couple of times in order to try out different settings. The choices you make here are saved in the score.
Recording a Live Tempo performance
You are recommended to switch on View > Panorama before you record Live Tempo, because there is a special Live Tempo display that only appears in Panorama see Live Tempo display below. Once you have calibrated your input device and reviewed the Live Tempo options for your score, set the playback line to the position from which you want Live Tempo recording to begin (e.g. type Ctrl+[ or X[ to move the playback line to the start of the score), then click the red Record Live Tempo button on the Playback window (shown above right) or choose Play > Record Live Tempo.
Adding tempo markings
If you add a new Tempo text marking or metronome mark to a passage of the score for which a Live Tempo performance has been recorded, the actual playback speed of the score will not change at that point if Play > Live Tempo is switched on: the Live Tempo performance takes precedence over the tempos marked in the score. You will, however, see that the Live Tempo graph updates to show how the recorded Live Tempo performance corresponds to the new written tempo. To make a new tempo marking in the score take effect, you must clear the Live Tempo data see Clearing Live Tempo above.
Live Tempo and ReWire
You cannot use Live Tempo and ReWire at the same time: Live Tempo is disabled when Sibelius is running in ReWire mode. 32
The new versions feature keeps track of revisions to your score, lets you look back at earlier versions of it, and see what changes were made since. This is invaluable for all kinds of people: students can record their progress as they write coursework, and quickly generate a commentary (that can be edited in Microsoft Word or another word processor) for submitting along with their final piece; teachers can track what each student has done since last week; composers and arrangers can look back at earlier revisions, or see changes made by orchestrators, publishers and other collaborators.
For full details, b 5.22 Versions in Sibelius Reference.
Saving a new version automatically
By default, Sibelius will remind you to create a new version when you close a score after youve been editing it for a while. By default, you will see the following dialog:
You can change the provided Version name to anything you like: the name Sibelius provides for you includes a version number, and the date and time at which the version was started. You can also provide a Comment, which can be as short or as long as you like. Click OK to save your version, and close the score; if you click Cancel, you will nevertheless be offered the chance to save your score without creating a new version. If you would prefer not to be prompted to create a version when closing your score, switch off Create a new version when closing the score on the Versions page of File > Preferences (in the Sibelius menu on Mac).
Saving a new version manually
You can, of course, save a new version at any time: simply choose File > Save Version, or click the toolbar button shown on the right. The button is only enabled once you have saved your score once and given it a filename. When you save a new version, you will be prompted to provide a name and, by default, a comment (see above). If you would prefer not to have to provide a comment, choose File > Preferences (in the Sibelius menu on Mac) and go to the Versions page. If you are teaching with Sibelius in the classroom, you can prompt one or more of the students in your classroom to save a new version at any time using the Classroom Control dialog see Classroom Control below.
3/2. To reset the length of an arpeggio line, select it and choose Layout > Reset Position. You can also move an individual arpeggio line left or right by selecting it and typing Alt+0/1 or z0/1.
Sibelius 6 includes many improvements to the default positioning of articulations, controlled by new options added to the Articulations page of House Style > Engraving Rules:
* By default, staccato, staccatissimo, wedge and tenuto that occur on the first or last note of a slur
are always drawn inside the slur (in other words, between the notehead and the slurs end point), and accent, marcato etc. are drawn outside slurs. The other common convention, however, is that accent and marcato articulations should also be drawn inside the slur. This can now be achieved by switching on the appropriate Inside slur checkbox for these articulations. Sibelius similarly accommodates the different conventions about the placement of articulations inside tuplets. By default, upbow and downbow markings are always drawn outside tuplet brackets, while other articulations are drawn inside. You can edit which articulations behave in this manner by switching on the appropriate Inside tuplet checkbox. Where upbow or downbow articulations on notes at the start or end of a slur coincide with other articulations (e.g. staccato, tenuto) that are conventionally positioned inside the slur, Sibelius now positions the bowing marks outside the slur. Articulations that have the appropriate Always above checkbox set will now never flip below the note. Bowing marks and other articulations that are set to be Always above will never appear below the staff, except in the case where multiple voices are used, and the stems down voice (e.g. voice 2) has (say) a bowing mark. (To preserve the behavior of previous versions of Sibelius, switch on the new option Allow always above articulations to be flipped below.) You can now vary the gap between the top or bottom line of the staff and articulations that appear outside the staff (e.g. staccatos on stem-down notes on the top space or second line of the staff) using the new n spaces outside staff for articulations not allowed in staff option. Sibelius automatically prevents accents, marcatos, wedges and staccatissimos (which are allowed to appear in the staff by default) from appearing in the space adjacent to a notehead in a space; instead, any such articulation is removed by one space, improving legibility. (To preserve the
Other improvements and fixes behavior of previous versions of Sibelius, switch off the new option Allow extra space for accents, marcatos, wedges and staccatissimos in staff.) * The new option New articulation positioning rule, which is switched on in new scores, fixes a number of problems with articulation positioning, including: % making the vertical position of articulations outside the staff uniform on notes of different pitches % ensuring fermatas (pauses) above a quarter (crotchet) rest do not touch the staff % ensuring articulations that are allowed in the staff (e.g. staccatos) do not sometimes appear one space too far away from the notehead % ensuring articulations on stem-down voices (voice 2 and voice 4) are positioned correctly when flipped % ensuring fermatas on stem-down voices will only go below the staff if there is also a rest in a stem-up voice (voice 1 or voice 3) in the same bar % making staccato dots appear in the correct position relative to notes lower than the middle line of the staff, when both the note and the articulation are flipped. Sibelius 6 also features improvements for adjusting the positions of individual articulations. You can now adjust the individual distances between articulations stacked above or below the note: if multiple articulations are stacked above or below a note, moving the articulation nearest the note will move the other articulations by the same amount; if you want to increase the distance between two individual articulations, select the one furthest from the notehead and move that one. To undo all changes in position produced by moving articulations, select the affected note and choose Layout > Reset Position. To move an individual articulation back to its original position, select only that articulation and choose Layout > Reset Position. In situations where you have e.g. a bowing mark above a note on the stem side, and a staccato and tenuto below the note on the notehead side, you can now adjust the vertical position of each set of articulations independently. Select the note and choose Layout > Reset Position to reset all articulations back to their default positions; to reset those above or below the note independently, select only those articulations you want to reset and choose Layout > Reset Position.
Sibelius 6 now has the most beautiful and controllable slurs of any program. Not only is their default design and position even better in all kinds of situations, but you can adjust their shape using no fewer than six handles:
* Each end point has its own handle, as in previous versions. * The control point between the two end points inside the slurs arc moves the entire slur without
changing its shape. Normally you would only want to move the slur up or down, but it is possible to move the entire slur left and right as well.
* The control point between the two end points outside the slurs arc allows you to change the
height of the curvature of the slur symmetrically. Moving this handle up or down or left and right moves the slurs other control points together. * The control points that determine the curve of the slur at each end can be adjusted independently of each other. When either of these control points is selected, none of the other control points are shown as selected. These control points are also editable via new Slur left curve and Slur right curve controls on the Lines panel of Properties. When editing individual slurs, note also that:
* It is now possible to adjust the curvature of both segments of a slur that crosses a system or page
break independently of the other segment * Choosing Layout > Reset Design with only one control point of a slur selected now resets the position of just the selected control point * Create > Other > Extra Slur Arc has been removed; multi-arc slurs in scores created in earlier versions will still display in Sibelius 6 and can be manipulated in the same limited fashion as in earlier versions, but the recommended way to produce an S-shaped slur in Sibelius 6 is to use the new slur control points, which allow much finer and more predictable control of slur shape. To further improve the default shapes of slurs, a number of new options have been added to the Slurs page of House Style > Engraving Rules:
* New Shoulder for short slurs n% and Shoulder for long slurs n% options: Sibelius can now
scale the default shoulder of slurs as their length changes, leading to subtle changes in the rate of onset of the slurs curvature for longer slurs. * New Height scale n% option: Sibelius by default draws slurs such that a short slur (defined as a slur of two spaces in length) will be one space high, and scales using an exponential function that approaches an asymptote as the slur lengthens; in practice, slurs will never be taller than four spaces with the default values. By adjusting the Height scale control, you can adjust the default height of the slur (e.g. a value of 200% produces slurs that tend towards 8 spaces tall; a value of 50% produces slurs that tend towards 2 spaces tall). Furthermore, a new Limit height for long slurs option has been added that provides a way of limiting the height of slurs; this is useful if you generally want quite curvy slurs, but want to make sure that longer slurs do not get excessively curvy. * New Middle thickness option: this sets the default thickness of slurs (you can adjust the thickness of individual slurs using the new Slur thickness control on the Lines panel of Properties). Thickness is expressed in spaces, though note that the value represents the thickness of the slurs width, less the minimum thickness of the slur (so a value of 0.5 spaces produces a slur that is just over half a space thick). * The old Minimum thickness value has been renamed as Outline width to more accurately reflect its true purpose. Sibelius now automatically positions slurs correctly above or below the notes based on the stem directions of all of the notes encompassed by the slur, controlled by a new option, Position slurs on mixed stem notes above the notes, on the Slurs page of House Style > Engraving Rules,
Other improvements and fixes which is switched on by default in newly-created scores. Sibelius will even automatically position slurs intelligently when you add slurs to simultaneous notes in two voices. A number of other problems with slurs that existed in earlier versions have also been addressed:
* Slurs no longer move in the wrong direction when adjusting their position or shape using the * * * *
arrow keys. Rotating a slur (e.g. by dragging its left- or right-hand end) no longer results in the thickness of the slur changing as the angle of the slur changes. The appearance of slurs on small staves has been greatly improved The positions of the ends of slurs on cue-sized notes has been substantially improved. If grace notes are slurred to a note with an articulation and the slur is flipped, the articulation now correctly moves back to its regular position.
* When creating an ossia staff above or below a passage selection of a single bar, staff lines no lon-
ger extend beyond the barline at the start of the ossia by default. * When creating an ossia staff on the penultimate bar of a score, the ossia staff no longer incorrectly shows a final barline at the end of the ossia. * Hidden repeat bar symbols no longer prevent otherwise empty staves from being hidden.
* It is now possible to move around the Create > Symbol and House Style > Edit Symbols dialogs using the arrow keys: use Ctrl+0/1 or X0/1 arrow move to the start and end of a row, and use Page Up/Page Down or Ctrl+3/2 or X3/2 to move up and down the grid a screenful at a time. * A new read-out has been added to both dialogs showing the name of the selected symbol. * The vertical position of each fragment of a system symbol (or a system text object, rehearsal
mark or system line) is now independent of the topmost fragment. This means that you can drag any fragment of one of these system objects up and down without altering the vertical position of system objects elsewhere on the system.
* You can now adjust the default outline thickness and middle thickness of ties independently of
It is now possible to specify whether certain items, e.g. text and imported graphics, appear in front of or behind the staff. The new Edit > Order submenu contains Bring to Front, Bring Forward, Send Backward and Send to Back items, allowing you to change the draw order of a selected object. To reset an item back to its original position in the draw order, choose Edit > Order > Reset to Default. You can also adjust the current layer of an object using the new Custom order option on the General panel of Properties, which allows you to quickly set an object to a particular layer (between 1 and 32).
The following new options have been added to the File > Preferences dialog (in the Sibelius menu on Mac):
* Display page: new Toolbar controls, allowing the user to choose which groups of toolbar but*
tons should appear on Sibeliuss toolbar (see Look and feel on page 44) Files page: new options to determine which of the new View > Pages options should be used when opening scores (see 5.23 View menu below); new If score uses Magnetic Layout, also use it in Panorama option (see Magnetic Layout on page 22); new Repair button to repair the default file association of Sibelius scores, if required (Windows only) Input Devices page: new Release MIDI devices on exit option, which you should switch off if you find that you cannot restart Sibelius after quitting it unless you restart your computer (Windows only) Other page: new Default paper size option (see 8.6 Document Setup below); new Revoice Chord Diagram should prefer user-defined chord diagrams and Use legacy chord symbol input checkboxes Playback page: new options for the built-in Sibelius Player (see Playback on page 26) Textures page: specify a different default paper and desk texture for versions saved in your score (see Versions on page 33) New Versions page, with options relating to the new Versions feature (see Versions on page 33).
When you click OK in the Preferences dialog, any changes are now saved immediately, rather than when you quit Sibelius.
Whats new? Further improvements to preferences in networked Windows environments, e.g. running a multiuser license of Sibelius on a school network:
* If you are running a network version of Sibelius and you are logged in as an administrator user,
an extra button will appear on the Other page of Preferences allowing you to set the current preferences as the default for all users on that machine (achieved by saving them into HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, rather than HKEY_CURRENT_USER). Under normal circumstances, Sibelius will always try to write preferences to HKEY_CURRENT_USER; if this is prohibited by network policies, the attempt to write the preferences will simply fail silently. * When Sibelius runs, it will always try to load preferences from HKEY_CURRENT_USER first, then HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, and if it is unable to find preferences in either location, it will use the factory defaults.
6.2 Accidentals plug-ins
Plug-ins > Accidentals > Respell Flats as Sharps and Respell Sharps as Flats now always correctly respell all notes in chords.
6.3 Analysis plug-ins
Plug-ins > Analysis > Compare Staves now notices differences in objects that are hidden on one staff, or cue-sized on one staff.
6.4 Batch Processing plug-ins
* New Plug-ins > Batch Processing > Convert Folder of Scores to Earlier Version plug-in,
which allows you to export a folder of Sibelius 6 scores in Sibelius 5, Sibelius 4, Sibelius 3 or Sibelius 2 format. * New Plug-ins > Batch Processing > Export Each Staff as Audio plug-in, which allows you to export each staff of your score as a separate audio file, suitable for importing into a project in another sequencer or DAW such as Pro Tools. * Convert Folder of Acorn Sibelius Files, Convert Folder of Finale Files and Convert Folder of SCORE Files have all been removed from the Plug-ins > Batch Processing subfolder, because Sibelius 6 can no longer convert files in these formats.
6.5 Chord Symbols plug-ins
Plug-ins > Chord Symbols > Add Chord Symbols and Plug-ins > Chord Symbols > Chord Symbols as Fractions have been rewritten to create new chord symbol objects.
6.6 Composing Tools plug-ins
New Plug-ins > Composing Tools > Insert Note or Rest plug-in, allowing you to insert a note or rest before, change the duration of, or delete, an existing note, chord or rest, and shuffle the following music along by the appropriate amount.
6.7 Notes and Rests plug-ins
* Plug-ins > Notes and Rests > Boomwhacker Note Colors has been rewritten to no longer use
the Pitch Spectrum feature; instead it now colors the notes directly in the score. The plug-in will only color single notes correctly; if you run the plug-in on chords, all notes in the chord will end up the same color. * Plug-ins > Notes and Rests > Copy Articulations and Slurs can now copy scoops, falls, doits and plops as well as regular articulations on notes.
6.8 Other plug-ins
Plug-ins > Other > Split Bar has been updated. It now allows you to choose what kind of barline should be used at the point at which the bar is split (by default, invisible).
6.10 Proof-reading plug-ins
* New Plug-ins > Proof-reading > Check First Species Counterpoint plug-in, which checks first
species (two voices, note-against-note) counterpoint for errors, according to the rules in Fuxs Gradus ad Parnassum.
* New Plug-ins > Proof-reading > Check Redundancies plug-in, which checks for successive
identical clefs, time signatures, instrument changes, rehearsal marks, and key signatures, providing a means to hide or delete them.
6.11 Simplify Notation plug-ins
* Plug-ins > Simplify Notation > Remove Rests no longer fails with an error on some scores. * Plug-ins > Simplify Notation > Renotate Performance now works correctly in scores that
7.1 Working with parts
Creating a part in a score containing many bars with multiple voices should now be equivalent in speed to the same case with only one voice.
7.3 Multiple Part Appearance
The message that appears when you click the Multiple Part Appearance button in the Parts window with one or more parts selected has been changed and a Dont say this again checkbox has been added.
7.4 Extracting parts
* Layout > Break > Split System (e.g. for gaps before codas) is now correctly maintained when
extracting a dynamic part. * Page number changes are no longer lost when extracting dynamic parts as separate files.
8.4 Auto Breaks
Layout > Auto Layout has been renamed as Layout > Auto Breaks in Sibelius 6.
8.6 Document Setup
A new option has been added to the Files page of File > Preferences (in the Sibelius menu on Mac) allowing you to choose whether Sibelius should use European (A4, A3, etc.) or US (Letter, Tabloid, etc.) paper sizes by default when starting a new score, or importing a MIDI, PhotoScore or MusicXML file.
8.8 House Style
House Style > Import House Style has been modified to make the dependencies between different house style elements clearer, and Select None and Select All buttons have been added for convenience.
8.9 Note spacing
New options in House Style > Note Spacing Rule:
* You can now choose whether empty bars should be spaced according to a fixed number of spaces
(as in previous versions of Sibelius) or according to the rhythmic duration of the bar, which some engravers prefer. To use this new spacing, choose the Empty bar width determined by time signature radio button (chosen by default in newly-created scores). * New Gap between chord symbols n spaces option, defaulting to 1 space. This is the minimum distance between chord symbols that Sibelius will attempt to ensure when respacing music. * New Before arpeggio line n spaces option, defaulting to 0.5 spaces, to specify the minimum distance before a note-attached arpeggio line (see 2.2 Arpeggios above). Layout > Reset Note Spacing is now on average twice as fast as it was in Sibelius 5. The spacing of parentheses around notes now correctly takes into account accidentals on notes in multiple voices.
8.10 Staff spacing
New Layout > Optimize Staff Spacing feature, which adjusts the space between staves such that there are no collisions between items above and below the staff. The minimum horizontal and vertical distance that Sibelius should attempt to maintain when adjusting staves is defined on the Staves page of House Style > Engraving Rules. Other new controls on the Staves page of House Style > Engraving Rules:
Note spacing Opening MIDI files Opening MusicXML files Page numbers Panorama Percussion Performance Playback
Playback Dictionary Plug-ins
Printing Properties Rehearsal marks Scanning Sibelius Reference Sound sets Staff spacing Staves Symbols Text
Transposing Tremolos Triplets & other tuplets Tutorial videos Video
Feature View menu Window menu Worksheet Creator Improvements New Note Colors options, including coloring notes according to their voice, or pitch spectrum (coloring them according to sounding pitch) (v2) New Window > Hide Tool Windows option, and new toolbar buttons for tool windows (v4) Choose from more than 1700 ready-made worksheets, projects, exercises, songs, instrumental pieces, posters, reference materials and other resources (v4).
Appendix B: Menu changes
The main menu changes from Sibelius 5 to Sibelius 6, excluding entirely new menu items, are:
* View > Note Colors > Pitch Spectrum has been removed, because Sibelius 6 no longer includes
the pitch spectrum feature. * Create > Chord Diagram has been renamed as Create > Chord Symbol (and Create > Text > Chord symbol has been removed). * Create > Other > Extra Slur Arc has been removed, because S-shaped slurs are now created using regular slurs. The main menu changes from Sibelius 4 to Sibelius 5 were:
* Create > Other > Staff Type Change and Transposition Change were replaced by Create > Other > Instrument Change. * Various Play menu options were removed, and input device settings were moved to the new Input Devices page of File > Preferences (in the Sibelius menu on Mac). * Layout > Focus on Staves was moved to the View menu. * Layout > Instruments and Staves was moved back to Create > Instruments.
Main menu changes from Sibelius 3 to Sibelius 4:
* Sibelius 4 introduced a single multi-page File > Preferences dialog (in the Sibelius menu on Mac), combining a number of other dialogs from earlier versions, including View > Smoothing and View > Textures, as well as various new options * All operations for exporting files e.g. for saving in earlier versions of Sibelius, or as a MIDI file, or a graphics file, and so on are done via the File > Export submenu, instead of via File > Save As * House Style > Use Multirests was moved into the Layout > Auto Breaks dialog, but the shortcut Ctrl+Shift+M or xXM remains.
Main menu changes from Sibelius 2 to Sibelius 3:
* The list of files youve worked on recently was moved to the Files > Open Recent Files sub-
menu, and was increased to 10 files * The Create menu was simplified, with the less-often used items moved to the Create > Other submenu. Main menu changes from Sibelius 1.x to Sibelius 2:
Licence Server User Guide
Edition 6 April 2009 Booklet written by Daniel Spreadbury.
Sibelius Licence Server copyright 20012009 Avid Technology, Inc. The Sibelius Licence Server constitutes part of the Sibelius Product and is subject to the Sibelius licence agreement, supplied with Sibelius or available on request. You are not licenced to install or use the Sibelius Licence Server unless you are a registered Sibelius network version user.
Introduction to network site licences. 4
Installing and upgrading
Installation on Windows. 7 Installation on Mac OS X. 10 Upgrading on Windows. 13 Upgrading on Mac OS X. 15 Installing Sibelius. 17
Configuring and using the Licence Server
Configuring the Licence Server. 21 Registering the Licence Server. 23 Testing the Licence Server. 27 Access Control. 29 Setting up Classroom Control. 31 Working with clients. 32 Reading logs. 34 Maintaining the Licence Server. 36 Troubleshooting. 38
Appendix A: Starting or stopping the Licence Server. 43 Appendix B: Manually configuring the Licence Server. 45 Appendix C: Manually locating Licence Server logs. 48 Appendix D: Licence Server commands. 49 Appendix E: Licence Server error codes. 51 Appendix F: Useful command line commands. 52
Sibelius Licence Server User Guide
Introduction to network site licences
Two types of Sibelius site licence are available: stand-alone site licences and network site licences. You have purchased a network site licence for a fixed number of copies. Sibeliuss network version operates on a client-server model. The client is the Sibelius program itself, which is installed on the local hard drive of each of the student workstations, and the server is the separate Licence Server program, which is installed on a single designated server or workstation. The Licence Server enables the designated number of licenced client copies to run on the network simultaneously. It also lets you send messages to users of the client copies, and close copies down from the server machine. The Licence Server itself does not have a graphical user interface, because it runs in the background, listening to requests from client copies of Sibelius on the network. The server is therefore configured and managed using the graphical Licence Server Control Panel, which you can run either on the computer on which the Licence Server is installed, or from another workstation. The Licence Server and Licence Server Control Panel programs are supplied on a separate CDROM from the Sibelius program itself.
The Sibelius Licence Server and the Licence Server Control Panel will run on Windows XP, Windows 2003 Server, Windows Vista 32-bit, Mac OS X 10.4 or later, Mac OS X Server 10.4 or later, or on an Apple Xserve running Mac OS X 10.4 or later. Sibelius requires a network using the TCP/IP protocol. (Your network may use other protocols in addition to TCP/IP, but TCP/IP must be present in order for the Licence Server to communicate with the client copies.) If you use a firewall on your network, ensure that port 7312 is open both for TCP/IP and UDP traffic. If you use a Novell network, note that you cannot install the Sibelius Licence Server onto a server running Novell Netware. The Licence Server can only be run on Windows or Mac OS X servers or workstations. To run Sibelius on a Novell network, you will need to install the Licence Server program on a suitable Windows or Mac OS X workstation.
Installation on Windows
If you are upgrading your Licence Server from any earlier version of Sibelius, see Upgrading on Windows on page 13.
Installing the Licence Server
* Insert the Sibelius Licence Server CD-ROM, and if installation does not begin automatically,
open a window onto the contents of the disc using My Computer or Windows Explorer, then double-click LicenceServerInstaller.msi to start the installation. * You will see the following window:
* Click Next. * Next you will be asked if you want to install the Windows service:
Unless you are intending to install the Control Panel only on this computer (because you have already installed the Licence Server itself on another machine), you should leave the Install Windows service for Licence Server option switched on, then click Next.
* Now you will be prompted to choose an installation folder:
By default, the Licence Server will be installed to the folder C:\Program Files\Sibelius Software\Sibelius 6 Licence Server, but you can change this if you wish by clicking Browse. Make sure that the Administrator group of users has full read and write access to the folder you have chosen. If your chosen folder does not exist, the installer will create it for you. On RM Community Connect 3 (CC3) systems, we recommend installing the Licence Server in the RM Public folder, as this has no restrictions, ensuring that no permissions problems will be encountered. Once you have determined where the Licence Server should be installed, click Next. * You are told that the installer is ready:
Click Next. * You will see a progress bar as the Licence Server and Control Panel are installed. If you have a firewall active, you may see a window appear telling you that LicenceServerV6.exe is trying to access the Internet: this is normal and happens when the Windows service is started for the first time. Choose whichever option tells your firewall that this program is safe to access the Internet. Depending on the specific firewall you are using, you may not receive a notification at this point, in which case you should now go to your firewalls control panel and open port 7312 for both TCP and UDP traffic. * After a few moments, you will be told that installation has completed successfully. Click Close to exit the installer. 8
Now see Configuring the Licence Server on page 21.
Installing Sibelius on the client computers
Once you have installed and configured the Licence Server, you need to install the Sibelius client application on each client machine you want to use with the Licence Server: see Installing Sibelius on page 17.
Uninstalling the Licence Server
If you need to uninstall the Licence Server (e.g. to upgrade it, or to install it on another computer), do so as follows:
* Choose Start > Control Panel, then double-click Add/Remove Programs (Windows XP) or
Programs and Features (Windows Vista).
* In the list of installed programs, select Sibelius 6 Licence Server, and click Add/Remove
(Windows XP) or Uninstall (Windows Vista). * Follow the on-screen prompts to uninstall the Sibelius Licence Server. Once the Licence Server has been uninstalled, the registration data is also removed, and if you subsequently reinstall the Licence Server on the same computer, you will have to re-register and reconfigure it.
Installation on Mac OS X
If you are upgrading your Licence Server from any earlier version of Sibelius, see Upgrading on Mac OS X on page 15.
The Licence Server and the associated Control Panel application should be installed to the Applications folder on your Macs system volume, and scripts are installed in the /Library/ StartupItems folder so that the Licence Server starts automatically when your computer starts up. The provided installer will install all the files to the correct locations, and you are strongly recommended to accept the default locations. If you want to install the Licence Server to another location on your computer, you will have to manually edit the scripts in /Library/StartupItems and /Applications/Sibelius 6 Licence Server after installation. This is not something that inexperienced network administrators should attempt! To perform the standard, recommended installation:
* Insert the Licence Server CD-ROM. A window should appear showing two icons: double-click
Install Sibelius Licence Server to begin. * The following window will appear:
Click Continue to proceed.
Installation on Mac OS X You are asked to select the destination volume for the software to be installed. Choose your Macs start-up volume, then click Continue.
* Next, you are told that the installer will perform a standard installation:
On Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, you will see a button Change Install Location, which you can use to choose on which volume to install the Licence Server; however, as stated above, you are strongly recommended to install the software on your Macs system volume. So just click Install. * You are now prompted to provide an administrator username and password: do so, and click OK. * Next you will see a progress bar as the files are installed to your Macs hard disk:
* After a few moments, you will be told that the installation has completed successfully.
* Click Close to exit the installation.
To uninstall the Licence Server:
* Run Terminal, which you can find in /Applications/Utilities. * In a Finder window, go to the Sibelius 6 Licence Server folder inside your Applications folder. * Drag the uninstall.sh file onto the Terminal window. * You will see /Applications/Sibelius\ 6\ Licence\ Server/uninstall.sh appear in the Terminal
window: hit Return. * You will be prompted to provide your administrator password: do so and hit Return. * You will see a few messages output to the Terminal window as the Licence Server is shut down and deleted. Once the Licence Server has been uninstalled, the registration data is also removed, and if you subsequently reinstall the Licence Server on the same computer, you will have to re-register and reconfigure it.
Upgrading on Windows
To upgrade your network site licence from Sibelius 1.4, Sibelius 2, Sibelius 3 or Sibelius 4 or Sibelius 5 to Sibelius 6, you will need to upgrade both the Licence Server and all the client machines.
Upgrading the Licence Server
* Quit the Licence Server on the computer on which it is installed, referring to the appropriate
booklet. * If you have the Licence Server installed as a Windows service, uninstall it: % For Sibelius 1, 2 and 3: go to the Licence Server console and type uninstall % For Sibelius 4: open a command window (on Windows XP, choose Start > Run, then type cmd and hit Return; on Windows Vista, click Start, type cmd and hit Return), navigate to the folder that contains the Licence Server and type:
LicenceServerV4 v uninstall % For Sibelius 5.0: open a command window (on Windows XP, choose Start > Run, then type
cmd and hit Return; on Windows Vista, click Start, type cmd and hit Return), navigate to the folder that contains the Licence Server and type:
LicenceServerV5 v uninstall % For Sibelius 5.1 or later: uninstall Sibelius Licence Server via Add/Remove Programs
(Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows Vista). This will stop and uninstall the service, and remove all the necessary files. It is very important to uninstall the service in the correct way to avoid leaving a service that cant be removed. * Delete the folder containing the old Licence Server to avoid confusion with the later version.
Upgrading the client machines
To upgrade each of the client machines, use the Sibelius 6 DVD-ROM (not the Licence Server CDROM) and follow the instructions described in the Upgrading to Sibelius 6 booklet. You can install Sibelius 6 itself on each client machine using a special command that will automatically set the serial number and Licence Server address at installation time, rather than when running the client for the first time. To do this:
* Insert the Sibelius 6 DVD-ROM in the client machine. When the main installation menu
appears, click Exit. * Open a command window: on Windows XP, choose Start > Run, then type cmd and hit Return; on Windows Vista, click Start, type cmd and hit Return. * Type the following command:
msiexec -i D:\Sibelius\SibeliusEnglishInstaller.msi SERIAL=serialno LSINFO=ip:port
where you should replace: % D with the drive letter corresponding to your DVD-ROM drive % serialno with your serial number, without spaces, e.g. SCEW600123456123456
% ip:port with the IP address (or hostname) and port number of the Licence Server, e.g.
192.168.1.10:7812 * The Sibelius installer will then run without requiring any further intervention from you. When you first run Sibelius 6, the splash screen will say UNREGISTERED COPY as the program is loading (because at that point it has not yet been registered by the Licence Server over the network), and will then change to say Registered to Network User once the program is given permission to run by the Licence Server.
Running multiple Licence Servers
The Sibelius 6 Licence Server, Sibelius 5.1 Licence Server, the Sibelius 4 Licence Server and the revised Sibelius 3 Licence Server may be run simultaneously on the same server and installed concurrently. If you need to do this, it will be necessary to change the port number used by at least one of the licence servers. It may be simplest to change the port number used by the new Sibelius 6 Licence Server, in which case:
* Temporarily stop your existing Licence Server, consulting the documentation that was supplied
with that version of the Licence Server. * Install the Sibelius 6 Licence Server, following the instructions in Installation on Windows on page 7. * Change the port number used by the Sibelius 6 Licence Server, following the instructions in Changing the port used by the Licence Server on page 36. * Restart your existing Licence Server, consulting the documentation that was supplied with that version of the Licence Server. When signing on a client copy for the first time to a licence server with a different port number, the syntax for the server IP address will be, for example,192.168.1.183:8989 (where 8989 is whatever new port you have chosen). If you do not have the most up-to-date Sibelius 3 or 4 Licence Server, visit: http://www.sibelius.com/helpcenter/upgrades.html#network to download the latest version.
Upgrading on Mac OS X
* For Sibelius 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.0: % Run Terminal, change to the root user (sudo bash -login), navigate to the folder that contains the Licence Server (cd /usr/local/bin) and run the script called stop_licence_server (./stop_licence_server). % If you have set the old version of the Licence Server to run on start-up, e.g. by specifying that
it should run in /etc/rc.local, you should also disable this. You can disable the line in question simply by adding a # character at the start of the line. If you followed the instructions supplied with the previous version, the line probably looks like this:
so edit it so that it looks like this:
# /usr/local/bin/start_licence_server % You should also delete the old Licence Server executable and the three associated scripts.
Again, these will normally be found in /usr/local/bin. * For Sibelius 5.1 or later: % Run Terminal, which you can find in /Applications/Utilities. % Type sudo /Applications/Sibelius\ Licence\ Server/uninstall.sh and hit Return. % You will be prompted to provide your administrator password: do so and hit Return. % You will see a few messages output to the Terminal window as the Licence Server is shut down and deleted. * Install, register, configure and run the Sibelius 6 Licence Server according to the instructions in Installation on Mac OS X on page 10.
To upgrade each of the client machines, use the Sibelius 6 DVD-ROM (not the Licence Server CDROM) and follow the instructions described in the Upgrading to Sibelius 6 booklet. When you first run Sibelius 6, the splash screen will say UNREGISTERED COPY as the program is loading (because at that point it has not yet been registered by the Licence Server over the network), and will then change to say Registered to Network User once the program is given permission to run by the Licence Server.
The Sibelius 6 Licence Server, the Sibelius 5.1 Licence Server, the Sibelius 4 Licence Server and the revised Sibelius 3 Licence Server may be run simultaneously on the same server and installed concurrently.
Sibelius Licence Server User Guide If you need to do this, it will be necessary to change the port number used by at least one of the licence servers. It may be simplest to change the port number used by the new Sibelius 6 Licence Server, in which case:
with that version of the Licence Server.
* Install the Sibelius 6 Licence Server, following the instructions in Installation on Mac OS X
on page 10. * Change the port number used by the Sibelius 6 Licence Server, following the instructions in Changing the port used by the Licence Server on page 36. * Restart your existing Licence Server, consulting the documentation that was supplied with that version of the Licence Server. When signing on a client copy for the first time to a licence server with a different port number, the syntax for the server IP address will be, for example,192.168.1.183:8989 (where 8989 is whatever new port you have chosen). If you do not have the most up-to-date Sibelius 3 or 4 Licence Server, visit: http://www.sibelius.com/helpcenter/upgrades.html#network to download the latest version.
To register the Licence Server, click Register. The following dialog appears:
* Type your Sibelius serial number into the Serial number edit box. Once you have typed it in
correctly, the Generate Computer Number will become enabled. * Click Generate Computer Number to generate your Computer Number. Now you should contact Sibelius registration with your serial number and Computer Number.
* When you receive your Registration Number from Sibelius registration, type it into the
Registration Number edit box. * Type the number of seats in your license into the Number of copies edit box. * Once you have typed both the number of copies and the Registration Number correctly, the OK button will become enabled. * Click OK to complete the registration: after a few moments you will be told that your registration was successful. You will now see the following status messages near the bottom of the Server Status page:
Congratulations! Your Licence Server is now registered and running. Notice that you are told the total number of copies in your license (in the above example, 25 clients), and how many clients are connected at the moment (in the above example, none). The next step is to test client-server communication with the Licence Server using the built-in testing feature.
Testing the Licence Server
Once you have registered the Licence Server, you can test client connections to the server using the Licence Server Control Panel. Choose the Server Options page:
To test client connections, simply set the Number of clients to simulate, then click Run Test Now. The Licence Server Control Panel will spawn the specified number of windows (so be careful not to set too high a number!), each of which pretends to be a running client copy of Sibelius. Each window has a colored background:
A green background means that the test client is running successfully. You can see a log of the communication the client has received from the server in the pane at the bottom of the test client window.
Sibelius Licence Server User Guide If a test client fails to connect for whatever reason, it shows a red background:
In addition to seeing real-time information about the clients currently connected, you can perform some simple operations on the client machines, namely sending a message to one or more clients, or closing one or more clients. 32
Sending messages to clients
If you need to send a message to one or more clients, e.g. to inform them that the lesson ends in a few minutes, or that the computer lab will be closing shortly, you can select the client (by clicking) or clients (by Shift-clicking or using Ctrl+click or X-click) from the list at the top of the dialog, then click Send Message. A simple dialog appears:
Type your message and click OK. Your message will appear within a few moments on the screens of each of the clients to whom you chose to send it.
To close one or more client, select the client (by clicking) or clients (by Shift-clicking or using Ctrl+click or X-click) from the list at the top of the dialog, then click Close Selected Clients. Within a few moments, each of the client machines will prompt the student to save their work, and then shut down.
The Logs page of the Licence Server Control Panel shows the log messages generated by the Licence Server:
* Time shows the timestamp at which a given event occurred. * Client Address either shows the IP address of the client machine, or if it is an informational
message generated by the Licence Server itself, this will read (Status). * Message shows the text of the message itself. Some of the common messages you will see: % Adding client id: n (x of y): when a client first connects to the Licence Server, it is assigned client ID n, and you are informed that this is copy number x of the number of concurrent copies allowed, y. % Client add request version: this means that a client has asked the Licence Server for authorization. % Client alive: this means that a client has been successfully authorized. % Poll response from client id n: this is the response of the client to the Licence Servers poll request. % Poll count -1 for id n: this means that client ID n has stopped responding to the Licence Servers poll requests. % Removed client from list: this means that a client has closed. The buttons at the bottom of the page allow you to perform various operations on the log:
* Save As: if you encounter problems with the Licence Server, it is very useful to send your log file
Error message Could not bind the IP socket to the correct port
If you see the error message Could not bind the IP socket to the correct port when running the Licence Server, you may be running another application on this port already. You may even be running the Licence Server already: perhaps you are running the Sibelius 3, Sibelius 4 or Sibelius 5 Licence Server at the same time as the Sibelius 6 Licence Server, or perhaps the Licence Server has crashed and the crashed process needs to be killed before it can be restarted. If you legitimately have another application using the same port, you can solve this problem changing the Licence Servers port (see Changing the port used by the Licence Server on page 36).
Client copies of Sibelius on Mac lose contact with the Licence Server
Make sure that your server is not allowed to go to sleep as this will stop the Licence Server from responding. You should also ensure that your server does not install software updates automatically, as this will also stop the Licence Server from responding.
Licence Server receives messages but client doesnt see Licence Server
This can be caused by the firewall settings in Windows XP Service Pack 2. Turn the firewall off to check this and, if this works, add an appropriate exception to the firewall rules. A clue to this problem is found when viewing the log: you will see slave alive followed by an extra slave alive message. This should not happen with the Sibelius 6 Licence Server, as it has been written specifically to allow client copies to connect through a firewall.
Licence Server fails to test successfully
Did you forget to include the localhost, 127.0.0.1 in your clients allowed access control list?
Using the log to troubleshoot
The log can be very informative when investigating a client that fails to be authorized. For example, you will see Bad serial number in the log if a client attempts to connect using a different serial number than the one in use by the Licence Server. You will see Bad version number if a copy of an older or newer version of Sibelius attempts to connect to the Licence Server, e.g. you will see Bad version number 5 if a copy of Sibelius 5 attempts to connect to the Sibelius 6 Licence Server. You will see Blocked client, no copies left if a new client attempts to connect to the Licence Server, but the Licence Server has already authorized the number of copies in your licence.
Appendix A: Starting or stopping the Licence Server
Normally you should use the Licence Server Control Panel to start and stop the Licence Server. But should you need to start or stop the Licence Server without using the Control Panel, you can do so as follows:
Starting the Licence Server on Windows
* First, open a command prompt window: % On Windows XP/2003: choose Start > Run, then type cmd and hit Return; % On Windows Vista: click Start, type cmd and hit Return. * This opens a command shell window:
* Navigate to the folder where you installed the Licence Server using cd: cd \Program Files\Sibelius Software\Sibelius 6 Licence Server
Make sure you type the line above exactly, with spaces in all the right places. You will be returned to the command prompt in the above directory. * Now, to install the service, type:
LicenceServerV6 -install * You will see the following response from the Licence Server:
* You will again be returned to a command prompt.
Stopping the Licence Server on Windows
* First, open a command prompt window: % On Windows XP/2003: choose Start > Run, then type cmd and hit Return; % On Windows Vista: click Start, type cmd and hit Return. * This opens a command shell window. Navigate to the folder where you installed the Licence
Server using cd:
cd \Program Files\Sibelius Software\Sibelius 6 Licence Server
LicenceServerV6 -uninstall * You will again be returned to a command prompt.
Starting the Licence Server on Mac OS X
* Open a Terminal window and log in as root by typing: sudo bash -login * Type the root password when prompted, and hit Return. * Now type the following command: /sbin/SystemStarter -v start "Sibelius 6 Licence Server Service"
Stopping the Licence Server on Mac OS X
* Open a Terminal window and log in as root by typing: sudo bash -login * Type the root password when prompted, and hit Return. * Now type the following command: /sbin/SystemStarter -v stop "Sibelius 6 Licence Server Service"
Appendix B: Manually configuring the Licence Server
Normally you should use the Licence Server Control Panel to configure the Licence Server, but should you need to do this without using the Control Panel, you can do so as follows:
Checking the status of the Licence Server
You can check the servers status at any time by running the -query command from the command line. On Windows, refer to the instructions Starting the Licence Server on Windows on page 43 for how to type commands for the Licence Server. Then type:
LicenceServerV6 -v -query
On Mac, open a Terminal window, then type:
cd "/Applications/Sibelius 6 Licence Server/"
to change to the directory where the Licence Server executable is located. Now type:
./LicenceServer -v -query
(Note that you must always prepend commands to the Licence Server with./, which tells the Terminal that the command youre running is a program.) This will elicit the following response from an unregistered Licence Server: Licence server version Version 6.0.0 - For use with Sibelius 6 only state: UNREGISTERED copies: 0/-1 serial: , up 0:01:00
To register the Licence Server, you must first enter your serial number. Note the use of quotation marks. On Windows, type:
LicenceServerV6 -setvar SERIAL "SCEW 789 123456"
On Mac, type:
./LicenceServer -setvar SERIAL "SCEW 789 123456"
entering your own serial number between the quotation marks. Note that the arguments are casesensitive, so you should be careful to type them correctly. The response will be: Set variable SERIAL = SCEW The next step is to register the Licence Server, and for this you will need the Computer Number. To get it, on Windows type:
LicenceServerV6 -getvar COMPUTER_NUMBER
./LicenceServer -getvar COMPUTER_NUMBER
Sibelius Licence Server User Guide The response will be: Got variable COMPUTER_NUMBER = C You then need to contact Sibelius registration, quoting your serial number and Computer Number to obtain your Registration Number. You can then register as follows, once again taking care with quotation marks. On Windows, type:
LicenceServerV6 -setvar REGISTRATION_NUMBER "R 8765 4321"
./LicenceServer -setvar REGISTRATION_NUMBER "R 8765 4321"
The response will be: Set variable REGISTRATION_NUMBER = R If this is successful then the -query command should report the server as being in the configuring state. The response will be: Licence server version Version 6.0.0 - For use with Sibelius 6 only state: CONFIGURING copies: 0/10 serial: SCEW 789 123456, up 1:02:07 This tells you that the Licence Server is in configuring mode, 0 out of 10 copies are licenced, and it has been running for 1 hour, 2 minutes and 7 seconds.
Access controls and other settings
Next, set the access control lists. These are the IP addresses of the client computers that will apply to the Licence Server for authorization, and can be entered as a range using the wildcard *, e.g., 192.168.*.* will allow any client in any subnet of the 192.168 local network to see the Licence Server. The IP address part of the argument must be enclosed in quotation marks. Failure to use quotation marks will result in an incomplete state which will need you to type Ctrl+C (Windows) or Control-C (Mac) to exit. The arguments can be:
* ALLOWED_CLIENTS * ALLOWED_MANAGERS * BLOCKED_CLIENTS * BLOCKED_MANAGERS
Reminder: an argument is a qualifier that can be applied to a command (-setvar in this instance). Any previous settings will be replaced by the new information that you enter in quotation marks, so always remember to include the local machines address (127.0.0.1), else you will not be able to execute the -test command. So to allow localhost (127.0.0.1) and all machines on the subnet 172.24.170.* access to the Licence Server, on Windows type:
LicenceServerV6 -setvar ALLOWED_CLIENTS "127.0.0.1,172.24.170.*"
./LicenceServer -setvar ALLOWED_CLIENTS "127.0.0.1,172.24.170.*"
Appendix B: Manually configuring the Licence Server to which the response will be: Set variable ALLOWED_CLIENTS = 127.0.0.1,172.24.170.* To check your access control settings, use the -getvar command. On Windows, type:
LicenceServerV6 -getvar ALLOWED_MANAGERS
./LicenceServer -getvar ALLOWED_MANAGERS
to which the response will be something like: Got variable ALLOWED_MANAGERS = 127.0.0.1 To check which machines are allowed as clients, on Windows type:
LicenceServerV6 -getvar ALLOWED_CLIENTS
./LicenceServer -getvar ALLOWED_CLIENTS
to which the response will be something like: Got variable ALLOWED_CLIENTS = 127.0.0.1,172.24.170.*
Appendix C: Manually locating Licence Server logs
Normally you should view the Licence Servers logs using the Licence Server Control Panel, but should you need to do this manually, do so as follows.
Logging on Windows
The Licence Server creates a log file called LicenceServerV6.log, normally located in:
* Windows 2003 Server: C:\Documents and Settings\Default User\Application Data\
Sibelius Software\Logs * Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Application Data\ Sibelius Software\Logs * Windows Vista: C:\Users\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\Sibelius Software\Logs The exact location depends on your computers settings, so it may be necessary to search for the folder. The logs are updated with every event.
Logging on Mac OS X
The Licence Server creates a log file in /var/log called LicenceServer.log (unless you have changed its name and location in the start_licence_server script). To see the last few entries in the log, open a Terminal window and navigate to the /var/log folder or the folder you have specified for the log file. Assuming you are using the default filename, type:
tail -f LicenceServer.log
To quit the tail command, type Control-C. To view the whole log, use the less command:
Quit the less command by typing q.
Appendix D: Licence Server commands
The following commands can be used from the command line:
Set-up commands (accessible only from the local machine):
-help or -h -v or -vv -version or -V
Windows-specific service options
Displays the complete list of Licence Server commands Verbose or very verbose output Displays the Licence Server version number
-install -uninstall -startservice -stopservice -noservice -localstatus -test [server] [serial number] -testloop [server] [serial number] -test50 [server] [serial number] -testloop50 [server] [serial number]
Installs as a Windows service Stops and uninstalls Windows service Starts the Windows service Stops the Windows service Dont try to start the service when run from the foreground
Management commands for communicating with a running service Show status of running Licence Server(s) on local machine Simulate connection and authorization request from a client Simulate connection and authorization request from a client, and continue polling. Simulate connection and authorization request from a Sibelius client Simulate connection and authorization request from a Sibelius client, and continue polling. Get information on Licence Server on machine (IP address) Close all clients Close client on IP address address Close client with this IP address/port number Close clients on this server Warn clients on this address/port Display this warning message on all clients. Message must be in quotation marks. Writes the servers log to a local filename Get the specified variable from the server Set the variable to the specified value on the server Start the server (if in configuring state). On Mac, the daemon has to be started first using the script start_licence_server, else this command has no effect. Stop the server (and return to configuring state). Unregister the server, so that you can re-register (e.g. to change the number of copies the server can authorize). On Mac, you must run the script reload_licence_server in order for the server to recognise the new number of copies. Look for any servers running on the local subnet. If set, the LS_HOST environment variable is used by default. You can set this using the command set LS_HOST server.
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