'Sibelius 6 and later: New plugin: Move Text To Blank Page'

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Sibelius 6 and later: New plugin: Move Text To ... - Bob Zawalich, 03 Mar 09:42PM
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Sibelius 6 and later: New plugin: Move Text To Blank Page
Posted by Bob Zawalich - 03 Mar 09:42PM (edited 03 Mar 09:42PM)
A new plugin, Move Text To Blank Page, has been added to category Sight-Impaired for free installation. It will run in Sibelius 6.2 and later.

It moves (copies, then deletes the original text) or copies (without deleting the original)the contents of a single selected Text object to a blank page. You can choose a Blank Page text style and pick the blank page or title page where the text should be placed.

When the plugin ends, he resulting text object will be selected and brought into view.

This is intended to make it easier for sight-impaired users to place text onto blank pages without using the mouse.

It is not possible to add text to a blank page or title page without using a mouse, the Create Title Page command, or a plugin, which is hard for sight-impaired users.

To make it easier to move text with formatting, you create and then select a single text object, whose text you want to see on the blank page. When you run the plugin you will see a list of the available blank pages, listed by page number and with the closest bar number shown as well. There is also a list of available Blank Page Text styles.

Choose the page and style, and the plugin will create a new text object with that style and place the text on the chosen blank page, with the new text selected and brought into view.

There are 2 screenshots attached (which are not much help for sight-impaired users, I am afraid :(). The first shows the source text and the plugin dialog after it is set up, and the second shows the resulting copied text.

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Bob

An experienced user of Sibelius. Sib 1.2 - 8, Windows 10 Pro 64 bit, 32 G RAM. Year 2018.
For plugin lookup and categories see https://www.nycmusicservices.com/musicresources
For manual plugin installation see http://www.sibelius.com/download/plugins/index.html?help=install
Attachments Move Blank Page Source.png (197K), Move Blank Page Target.png (231K)

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Re: Sibelius 6 and later: New plugin: Move Text To Blank Page
Posted by Bob Zawalich - 03 Mar 10:01PM
I also wanted to mention that Create Blank Page, also in category Sight-Impaired, makes it possible to create a blank page without using the mouse. You normally need to select a barline, but the plugin lets you make a selection anywhere in a bar, and then lets you choose to have the blank page go before the start of the selection, or after the end of the selection.

I use it myself, just because I find it fussy to select a barline.

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Bob

An experienced user of Sibelius. Sib 1.2 - 8, Windows 10 Pro 64 bit, 32 G RAM. Year 2018.
For plugin lookup and categories see https://www.nycmusicservices.com/musicresources
For manual plugin installation see http://www.sibelius.com/download/plugins/index.html?help=install

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Re: Sibelius 6 and later: New plugin: Move Text To Blank Page
Posted by Bob Zawalich - 03 Mar 10:04PM
A possibly useful note from the description of the plugin Breaks...

There are other resources besides this plugin that let you use breaks without selecting a single barline.

Remove system and page breaks by selecting the bar containing the barline with the break and using Layout > Format > Unlock Format.

Create a title page with Layout > Document Setup > Create Title Page.

Use the downloadable plugin Delete or Update Title Page (category Other) to delete title pages and blank pages.

Use the downloadable plugin Create Blank Page (category Layout) to create blank pages.

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Bob

An experienced user of Sibelius. Sib 1.2 - 8, Windows 10 Pro 64 bit, 32 G RAM. Year 2018.
For plugin lookup and categories see https://www.nycmusicservices.com/musicresources
For manual plugin installation see http://www.sibelius.com/download/plugins/index.html?help=install

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Re: Sibelius 6 and later: New plugin: Move Text To Blank Page
Posted by Hu Haipeng - 03 Mar 10:30PM
Thank you Bob for your hard work!

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Sibelius 6 and later: New plugin: Move Text To ... - Bob Zawalich, 03 Mar 09:42PM
     Re: Sibelius 6 and later: New plugin: Move Text... - Bob Zawalich, 03 Mar 10:01PM
         Re: Sibelius 6 and later: New plugin: Move Text... - Bob Zawalich, 03 Mar 10:04PM
             Re: Sibelius 6 and later: New plugin: Move Text... - Hu Haipeng, 03 Mar 10:30PM