How to Install Scorch

Please select the browser you use underneath your operating system.

Windows

ActiveX Install OnlyFull Install

For Windows versions that are not XP or Vista, please click here.

Macintosh OSX

OSX 10.4 and upOSX 10.4 and below

If you already have Scorch installed, please print a test copy of music by clicking the printer icon found on the Scorch toolbar while previewing a piece.


Scorch Installation for Internet Explorer (ActiveX Only)

Please go to Sibelius.com first.

  1. Click the yellow bar located at the top of the webpage, then click "Install ActiveX Control."
  2. Please wait while the plug-in downloads, it will take a few minutes depending on your connection speed.
  3. If you receive a security warning window, click "Install."
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation, your browser will then reload the page and you will see the trombone example.
  5. Please familiarize yourself with Scorch's many features here. If you are already familiar with these controls, please print a test copy of music by clicking the printer icon found on the Scorch toolbar while previewing a piece.

Full Scorch Installation For Mozilla/Internet Explorer/Netscape

Please go to Sibelius.com first.

  1. Choose your platform (Windows in this case).
  2. Choose your download location (HTTP1 and HTTP2 are the best choices).
  3. Download and install the file:

    Save Scorch501Installer.msi to your desktop.

    Please note that If you do not have pop-ups enabled for Sibelius.com, follow the instructions in the first paragraph where it states, "Your download of Scorch for Windows (English) should begin automatically in a few seconds." The download is 38.8Mb. If nothing happens, click here to start the download.

    Once the Scorch501Installer.msi has been saved to your desktop, close all your web browser windows and double-click the Scorch501Installer.msi icon on your desktop to install the plug-in.

    If you had any browser windows open, please close them all and restart Mozilla Firefox.

  4. Please familiarize yourself with Scorch's many features here. If you are already familiar with these controls, please print a test copy of music by clicking the printer icon found on the Scorch toolbar while previewing a piece.

Scorch Installation for Mac OSX 10.4 and Later

Please go to Sibelius.com first.

  1. Choose your platform (Mac in this case).
  2. Choose your download location (HTTP1 and HTTP2 are the best choices).
  3. Step 3: Downloading and installing the file:
    • Your download of Scorch plug-in for Mac (English version) should begin automatically in a few seconds. The download is 7.7Mb. If nothing happens, click here to start the download.
    • In the Sibelius Scorch volume, double-click the InstallScorch icon and follow the instructions on-screen to install the plug-in.
    • You are advised to restart your computer after running the installer. Please return to this page after you have restarted.
  4. Please familiarize yourself with Scorch's many features here. If you are already familiar with these controls, please print a test copy of music by clicking the printer icon found on the Scorch toolbar while previewing a piece.

Scorch Installation for Mac OSX Below Version 10.4

Please go to Sibelius.com first.

  1. Choose your platform (Mac in this case).
  2. Choose your download location (HTTP1 and HTTP2 are the best choices).
  3. Downloading and installing the file:
    • Your download of Scorch plug-in for Mac (English version) should begin automatically in a few seconds. The download is 3.6Mb. If nothing happens, click here to start the download.
    • In the Sibelius Scorch volume, double-click the InstallScorch icon and follow the instructions on-screen to install the plug-in.
    • You are advised to restart your computer after running the installer. Please return to this page after you have restarted.
    • Please note if you are using an Intel Processor Macintosh with this version of Scorch, you must open Safari using Rosetta to print your music.
  4. Please familiarize yourself with Scorch's many features here. If you are already familiar with these controls, please print a test copy of music by clicking the printer icon found on the Scorch toolbar while previewing a piece.

If you have any further questions, please contact us.