Staff Library Prefix Lost

Article applies to:
  • Sibelius 5, 6, 7


A custom instrument staff's library prefix is lost when returning to the Add/Create Instruments dialog.


The instrument prefix is only displayed in the Sibelius dialogs until the instrument is added to the score. Once the instrument staff is added to the score, returning to the dialog will display the staffs "Long Name" (which is generally the standard name) as it appears in the score. Despite the prefix being lost, this is still the same staff.

If it is important to maintain the prefix, you can edit the staff so that the library prefix is a part of the in-score name, however by default the name given in the score will always reflect the most appropriate name for printing rather than playback.

Last Modified: April 9, 2012