Technique/Expression Text "Rim"

I've searched and not found anything addressing this, so I hope I haven't overlooked an obvious answer.

As I've been writing this summer I've stumbled on to a strange quirk in the snare voice when adding technique or expression text including the word ";rim";.  For example, an instruction that reads ";RH Rim"; or any instruction that contains ";rim"; causes the playback to become all shots.  I'm adding an image file to explain myself better and a link to an mp3 of what's going on.  A friend has also encountered this problem.  Same circumstances.  He's running Windows (XP I think) and I'm running Leopard.  The problem goes away when you delete the text.  And what's even stranger, as far as I can tell, putting an ";s"; on rim fixes it.  So, rim=rimshots, rims (with an s) is fine.

I'm still using Sibelius 5.1 and VDL2.5 with the latest template.  No issues other than this.

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Keith

The rim sounds in the SnareLine instruments are mapped to their own pitches in the VDL 2.5 library. (As opposed to the TenorLines/BassLines.) There is no need to use staff text to get the rim sounds.

Whether you are using a MIDI keyboard for input or not, it should look like this in the score to get those sounds.

�� ��[img]http://vdltech.com/pics/snarerims.jpg[/img]

Now regarding the ";strange quirk"; you referred to. ";rim"; is one of the default staff text items in the Dictionary, of which none were changed for the Template. When you have ";rim"; in the score as technique text, Sibelius is trying to do a sound ID change, which in this case the net result is a sound you don't want.

I could go on and on about this; for another day maybe. But let me know if you need more than what I just gave you.
I should have been clearer...the text was entered just as an instruction [i]to the player[/i], not to access the rim sounds.  Sorry about that...

And I'm also sorry for not seeing staff text item in the Dictionary.  I looked, but obviously not enough. 

So, any suggestions for the best way to instruct the player about notes to be played on the rim?

By the way, thanks HUGH! :)
Ah ... OK!

The first thing I can think of is to put it into parenthesis. (rim) - or (on rim) - or just ";on rim";. Something that is not in the Dictionary.
Got it.  Thanks again!
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