I've been trying out the 'implode' function in MuseScore 3. It's much better than the same function in MuseScore 2 and much easier to use than the corresponding function in Sibelius. I've been looking at making guitar arrangements of some of the pieces Matthew Locke's Melothesia
, which are written for keyboard. I can get some of the pieces as MuseScore files from IMSLP and MuseScore 3's 'implode' allows me to instantly put all the music on one stave ready to convert into a guitar arrangement. Because I've got used to the workflow in Sibelius I then export the converted MuseScore files to Music XML and open them in Sibelius to finish the job. Excellent
The only slight quirk is that Sibelius gives the following message when opening the XML (or XML - compressed) files:
This MusicXML file uses an old version of MusicXML. Sibelius can attempt to import it, but you may encounter some unexpected problems. Do you want to continue?
It then opens the file with no problems, though sometimes the score is broken into sections with small gaps between some bars - suggesting that there is some minor inconsistency in the way the XML files are specified. MuseScore 2 did this too.