I’m not one to stir up controversy but this blog post came to my attention today. Finale says Sibelius can’t display multiple staff sizes:
I’ve been working with Finale since 1992 and I’m not interested in switching programs. I can make scores that look the way I want them to look; sometimes against Finale’s wishes. I spent about 10 minuts with Sibelius 7 and was able to do what this blog says “..you won’t see this in music created in Sibelius.” Maybe I’m some kind of savant of notation software? Or maybe I was just able to google the information?
I find the discussion of Finale vs. Sibelius to be as useful as debating what brand of eraser to use. You can make good and bad scores in both programs, it all depends on the user. And I’m hoping all those comments which were added correcting this oversite were sent to a moderator and weren’t deleted because they called the question.
UPDATE: all the comments are up, the author has admitted his ignorance and has deleted the post. But let’s not rest on a single victory. There is still much to do…