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I have Sibelius 4.1 and have a need for some word processing type help on this. I'm writing a method/practice type book so it's a mixture of text and manuscript. I'm basically done but having some formatting issues with tabs on the right side, not sure if there is a way to do this. I did all of the text only pages at the front of the book on Word but then you get into page number issues. Sibelius as far as I know does not let you assign page numbers randomly. Thanks for any info.
 

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Whenever I've done anything like this I've "exported" the manuscript pages as either .tiff or bitmaps...then I use photoshop to manually change or insert page numbers, additional text, etc... From there you should be able to insert the manuscript pages as image documents into your Word document. I don't know of any way to do it without having to edit it in some way "outside" of Sibelius and then recompile it into your Word document.
 

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I'm not certain if Sibelius will let you assign page numbers randomly or not. You might try some of the "Special Text" features and add them manually as other types of text.

I use Sibelius 5 for exactly the same purpose. Rather than assembling the final document in Sibelius, I save the pages as PDF, then assemble the book, etc. in In Design, and Adobe app that allows me to merge files from other apps, add further text, artwork, etc. You can take a look at a fingering chart I created using a combination of Sibelius, Photoshop, and In Design at this link:
www.beginningsax.com/Saxophone Chart.htm

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Downloaded a 30 day trial of InDesign. Seems very complicated, can't figure out something as simple as importing a Word document. There has to be an easier solution.
Yeah...I wouldn't suggest InDesign unless you're already using it for other projects and know your way around. Even the professional version of Photoshop that I use requires some skill and training, but all you should really need is a simple image editor of some sort that allows you to "paint" over page numbers or whatever other text you want to replace and enter substitute page numbers or text. You'll be dealing with your manuscript pages as "images"...jpg, tiff, bmp, etc...either as full-page images or as a smaller "picture insert" within a page of your word document. You should be able to handle all of that within Microsoft Word...(or Adobe Acrobat if you're creating a PDF)...except for the image editing itself.

I've been using Photoshop for so many years that I've never had a need for a more simplified image editor so I wouldn't know what to suggest. I'm sure there are bound to be some easy to use image editors out there that will work for you though.

such as...
http://www.gimp.org/
and...
http://www.getpaint.net/
 

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I like In Design because it's a versatile program that allows me to do a lot of things. Apps can be a pain though- I know that. I remember learning my way around several of them, including In Design. It was worth working through the learning curve for me, but there are probably many ways of doing what you're looking to do. Again, if all you're really out to do is reassign page numbers, try creating text in the "Special Text" features of Sib.

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www.randyhunterjazz.com
Online Jazz Lessons and Books
New Lesson: Shaping the Blues Scale
Lessons page: www.beginningsax.com/Jazz Improv Lessons.htm
Podcast Samples: http://www.youtube.com/user/saxtrax
Rhythm Changes Demo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrT0Xw_y9d0
 

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I can actually do this in Word, paste Sibelius examples amongst the Word text. Will be trying it out this weekend. Randy, thanks for the advice, wish I was an expert at Adobe, probably a great choice for desk top publishing. If I thought I might be writing more books I would/will invest in InDesign.
Thanks all.
 
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