In observing the steps people go through to change visibility of text between score and parts in Sibelius, I thought a short tutorial post on the subject might be helpful.
Headers and other types of both system and staff attached text are normally shared between the score and the parts, visible in both. The default setting is to show text entered from the score view in both score and parts, whether it is page / system text or staff attached text.
While working within a part, it is a simple key shortcut to Show or Hide an individual bit of text in that view (part) only (the keystroke toggles visibility):
CNTRL-SHIFT-H / windows • CMND-SHIFT-H / mac
… However, this is a lot of extra steps, particularly in an orchestral score with a lot of parts. It is much easier to do this in a single step for cases where you want the visibility of all the parts set the same way, and the score set a different way:
Let’s say I have a piece of text that I want hidden in the score, but visible in the parts:
For instance, I don’t want to show the “Concert Score” text centered at the top of every page of score, but I do want to show the instrument name in the same location on every page of every part.
This is relatively straightforward to do in both Sibelius 6 & Sibelius 7:
- Go to the Score View
- Right-click on the text object you want to hide in score.
- Select Hide or Show > Show In Parts from the contextual menu.
To Hide Text in all the parts, while viewing the score, choose Show in Score from the contextual menu.