Q: I am studying the commercial template you created for Cinesamples and was wondering how you created those new tuplets in the Articulation part in the Engraving Rules in the Sibelius version of the template?
A: Sibelius has three user definable slots in the Articulations section of Edit Symbols (first two shown):
These correspond to the Custom Articulations 1, 2 and 3 in the fourth keypad in Sibelius, and show up in Engraving Rules > Articulations once defined.
These Custom Articulations can be defined to anything you want them to be. Their positioning relative to the notehead is defined by the placement you specify when you select that articulation slot in Edit Symbols and then click the Edit… button. There are two placement definitions for each; an “above” and “below”, or put another way “when stem is down” or “when stem is up”.
The tuplet symbol you refer to in the Cinescore template is a combination of the “triple staccato” symbol already in Sibelius along with the number “3” in the Opus font, which I added to the User-defined area of Edit Symbols:
This was one of a number of custom symbols that Cinesamples owner Michael Barry had requested be part of both the Finale and Sibelius versions when he commissioned the templates. For consistency, in the Finale version of the template, these were created as Articulations using the Shape Designer: