Respell Flats as Sharps

Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 17 Mar 2008)

For use with Sibelius 3.x and Sibelius 4

The version of this plug-in that ships with Sibelius 3 and Sibelius 4 has two problems:

  • Any ties in notes that are respelled will be deleted
  • The plug-in produces incorrect accidentals for transposing instruments

This updated version corrects both of these problems.

For Sibelius 5, use the shipping version of this plugin

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Respell Sharps as Flats

Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 17 Mar 2008)

For use with Sibelius 3.x and Sibelius 4

The version of this plug-in that ships with Sibelius 3 and Sibelius 4 has three problems:

  • Any ties in notes that are respelled will be deleted
  • The plug-in produces incorrect accidentals for transposing instruments
  • Unison notes are not respelled correctly

This updated version corrects these problems.

For Sibelius 5, use the shipping version of this plugin

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Respell Uncommon Accidentals

Version 01.55.00
Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 29 Sep 2017)

For use with Sibelius 3.x, Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Respell Uncommon Accidentals respells certain accidentals that are avoided in some musical styles. It will find and respell B# to C, E# to F, Cb to B and Fb to E. It can also respell double and triple accidentals. It assumes you know what you are doing in running it, and makes no judgments, but the author would like to remind the user that there are many musical situations where an E# is perfectly appropriate, and using this plug-in would produce incorrect musical notation.

You can run the Mark Enharmonic Pitches plug-in if you just want to know if you have these kinds of pitches in your score.

New in version 1.3:

  • This version shows both consecutive and displayed bar numbers in Sibelius 4, and has a new option to locate (write to text file or trace window) uncommon accidentals without changing the score.

Updated 25 Feb 2014 to fix endless loop when processing written names in transposing instruments. Changed some dialog defaults.

Updated 8 September 2017 to speed up the progress bar, and hopefully the entire plugin when run on large scores.

Updated 29 September 2017 speed up plus in Sib 8.3 and later changes made in a part will only affect that part

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Arrange Voicings

Version 02.03.00
Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

For use with Sibelius 3.x, Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Jazz arranger David O'Rourke has contributed this document, which describes how to create great jazz voicings using the Arrange feature and the Jazz Arrange styles in Sibelius 3 and 4.

Download Writing for Saxophone using Jazz Arrange styles in Sibelius (1.35MB)

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Arrange Brass Voicings

Version 01.12.00
Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

For use with Sibelius 3.x, Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Jazz arranger David O'Rourke has contributed this document, which describes how to use Bob Zawalich's Arrange Brass Voicings plug-in. You will also need the Arrange Voicings plug-in by Bob Zawalich.

Download BrassVoicing.pdf (1.2MB)

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Convert Folder of Scores to Sibelius 2 or 3

Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 29 Mar 2009)

For use with Sibelius 4

This plug-in allows you to convert an entire folder of scores to either Sibelius 3 or Sibelius 2 format. (If you need to convert scores for Sibelius Student, choose Sibelius 3 as the format.)

For Sibelius 5 use Convert Folder of Scores To Earlier Sibelius Version

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Extract Parts From Folder

Version 01.02.00
Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

For use with Sibelius 3.x, Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This plug-in extracts parts from all the scores in the selected folder.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Print Folder of Scores

Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 29 Mar 2009)

For use with Sibelius 2.x, Sibelius 3.x and Sibelius 4

This plug-in prints a single copy of every score in the chosen folder.

For Sibelius 5 use shipping Print Multiple Copies

Plug-in written by Sibelius Software Ltd..

Remove Coloring

Version 01.50.00
Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 26 Apr 2016)

For use with Sibelius 3.x, Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This plug-in removes all colors or a single specified color from objects in the open score, turning them back to their default color (i.e. black).

Updated 26 April 2016 to allow coloring of individual note objects

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Apply Named Color

Version 01.05.00
Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 26 Apr 2016)

For use with Sibelius 3.x, Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This plug-in allows you to color any selection of objects using a set of named colors. Simply select the objects you want to color, run the plug-in, and choose the desired color from the drop-down list.

Updated 13Feb2015 to respell version name; no code change, no update of version number.

Updated 14 April 2016 to allow coloring of individual note objects

Updated 26 April 2016 to allow coloring of individual note objects.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Remove All Coloring

Version 01.02.00
Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

For use with Sibelius 3.x, Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This plug-in resets all colored objects in the open score back to their default colors (i.e. black).

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Locate Colored Objects

Version 01.30.00
Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

For use with Sibelius 3.x, Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This plug-in creates a log file listing the location of every colored object in the selected score.

New in version 1.3:

  • When run in Sibelius 4, now handles bar number changes

For Sibelius 5 or later, you can use Find Colored Objects instead of generating this log file.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Find Intervals From Keys

Version 01.10.00
Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

For use with Sibelius 3.x, Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Find Intervals From Keys calculates the intervals needed to transpose from one key to another. The calculated intervals can then be used in Notes > Transpose. It also provides information on how to produce intervals that Notes > Transpose cannot produce directly.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Copy Beaming and Slurs

Added 01 Aug 2005

For use with Sibelius 2.x, Sibelius 3.x and Sibelius 4

This plug-in copies the beaming and slurs from a selected rhythmic pattern to all other instances of that rhythmic pattern (not necessarily the same pitches) in the selected passage or the whole score.

Plug-in written by François Frère.

Process Shorthand Drum Parts

Added 01 Aug 2005

For use with Sibelius 3.x and Sibelius 4

The plug-in allows you to produce finished outline drum kit parts with the minimum of effort, assuming that the score is written with the plug-in in mind. After part extraction, sections consisting of "play time" are summarized by the plug-in without the user needing to write anything except: the bars he/she specifically wants to appear in the part; and textual hints indicating whether rests are intended as rests or as un-notated "time." Some clean-up remains for the user.

Plug-in written by Ewald Cress.

Find and Replace Rhythms

Added 01 Aug 2005

For use with Sibelius 2.x, Sibelius 3.x and Sibelius 4

This plug-in replaces each occurrence of a rhythm with an alternative. The notes of the replacement rhythm can be mapped to any note of the original rhythm.

To use this plug-in, select a passage and choose the plug-in from the menu. Choose whether you want to use British or American English to describe the notes in your rhythms. Choose the start position for the rhythm (Beginning of bar, Offset from beginning of bar, On each beat according to meter, eg, 4/4 would mean the rhythm could start at any quarter note position, 3/8 would mean at any eighth note position, etc.).

If offset from beginning of bar is chosen, then choose a combination of notes one at a time, (clicking OK after each selection) to indicate how far into the bar the rhythm should start. (Less common note lengths are found in the drop-down menu.) When selecting the note that completes the duration, make sure the This is the last note to be added box is chosen before clicking OK.

The next dialog allows you to define the rhythm that you want to change. Choose the duration of the first element of the rhythm. Also, choose whether it’s a note or a rest and click OK. The top of the dialog is updated with your previous choices. If you make a mistake click Undo last note, then click OK. When you’ve chosen the last note of the rhythm, select This is the last note and click OK.

The next dialog shows a summary of the rhythm you’ve entered. If it’s correct, then choose OK, otherwise select Re-enter rhythm and click OK.

The next dialog allows you to enter your replacement rhythm. This is similar to the dialog used to enter the rhythm you want to change, except there are two further options. The Tied to next option allows you to define whether the note you’re entering will be tied to the next note. The pitch option allows you to define which note of the original rhythm is to be used for the note you’re defining in the replacement rhythm. In general, this box is pre-filled with the note number of the original rhythm that has the same rhythmic position as the note you’re currently defining. However, you can use the drop-down list to select any other note number from the original rhythm. If you are defining a rest, then the plug-in ignores this value.

When the duration of the replacement rhythm is exactly the same length as the original rhythm, a summary of the replacement rhythm is given. You can choose to either continue or re-enter the rhythm. If you choose to continue, then you have the choice of selecting the voices that should be searched for the original rhythm. Once this choice has been made, press OK and any occurrence of the chosen rhythm will be re-written.

Articulation is not transferred from the original to the replacement rhythm. Lyrics will remain unaffected.

If you have a selection in 4/4 but the rhythm you want to search for could start on any quaver beat, then change the timesig to 8/8 without re-writing the following bars. Then run the plug-in choosing On each beat according to time signature for its start position, then change the time signature back to 4/4.

Plug-in written by Peter Hayter.

Apply Time Signature to Selection

Version 02.60.00
Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 24 Jun 2012)

For use with Sibelius 3.x and Sibelius 4

This plug-in allows you to change time signature for a part of a score, and automatically switches back to the original time signature at the end of the selection.

Changes in v2.55:

  • If the chosen selection includes a tuplet, the plug-in now pops up a message advising you to choose a selection that doesn\'t include tuplets.

Changes in v2.53:

  • In previous versions, the plug-in would put a \"restoring\" time signature in the bar following the selection, and the new time signature at the start of the first bar in the selection. Now it can start the new time signature anywhere in a bar, effectively splitting the bar into two or more pieces. It will split any unselected notes in the first selected bar into a separate bar. It will apply the new time signature to all selected notes (which may cause the last bar in the new time signature to be padded with rests), and it will split off any unselected notes in the last selected bar into a separate bar. There is also an option to merge the unselected notes in the last bar with the notes that follow the selection. If full bars are selected, it will behave as the old one did: it will put an new time signature at the start of the first selected bar, and a restoring time signature in the bar following the selection.

Sibelius 5 can do this without a plugin.

Updated 2 April 2009 for internal code cleanup

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Apply Key Signature to Selection

Version 01.41.00
Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 24 Jun 2012)

For use with Sibelius 3.x and Sibelius 4

This plug-in allows you to change key signature for a part of a score, and automatically switches back to the original key signature at the end of the selection. This plug-in can also optionally transpose the selected music into the new key.

Fixes in v1.41.00 (updated 23 March 2004):

  • now handles transpositions by intervals of a double diminished unison (e.g. C# - Cb) correctly.

Fixes in v1.40.2:

  • progress bar added
  • fixed problem with duplicated stopper key signature
  • the transpose checkbox now works; transposing can be turned off
  • will not transpose percussion staves
  • Chord symbol transposition rewritten. Handle parentheses and multi-level slash chords
  • chord validation using internal parser removed; allows more chords to be handled
  • some help text updated.

Sibelius 5 can do this without a plugin.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Find Range Plus

Added 01 Aug 2005

For use with Sibelius 2.x, Sibelius 3.x and Sibelius 4

This plug-in calculates a whole bunch of useful things about your score.

The plug-in's author says:

"I expanded the Find Range plug-in to give it artificial intelligence. You can use this to find out the secrets of Bach and Mozart. There are a lot of free MIDI files of music by these masters on the internet. Download these, notate them automatically in Sibelius and compare their statistics to your own compositions. See any differences? It's most useful to apply this plug-in to the melody."

Plug-in written by Väinö Piipponen.

Locate Highlights

Version 01.15.00
Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 24 Jun 2012)

For use with Sibelius 3.x and Sibelius 4

This plug-in creates a log file listing the location of every highlight in the selected score. This is useful for, say, recording the changes reported by plug-ins that create highlights, such as Find Motive or Compare Staves.

New in version 1.15:

  • Handles bar number changes when run in Sibelius 4

Fixed in version 1.11:

  • handles unsaved scores better
  • issues a warning when bar number changes are present

In Sibelius 5, use the Find Highlights plugin

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Multirests and Empty Bars

Version 04.10.00
Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 29 Sep 2017)

For use with Sibelius 3.x, Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Multirests and Empty Bars creates a text file showing the locations of:

  • Multirests and their terminators (for the entire score; process parts as separate files)
  • Empty bars (bars without notes)
  • Empty bars without bar rests (probably notation errors)
  • Occupied bars
  • Irregular bars (whose length differs from the time signature)

This information may be useful for proofreading, for determining why multirests split, or for managing rehearsals and allocation of players to instruments. Copyists may also find it to be useful.

Changes in version 3.6:

  • Now handles unsaved scores, or scores with \"untitled\" in their filenames

Changes in version 3.16:

  • Fix to show terminators of certain 1-bar \"multirests\"
  • Added warning about multirests that are split by Auto Layout options

Changes in version 3.0:

  • A new option, Multirests in Selected Staves Only. Previously, all staves in the score were checked, and multirests were reported only when the multirest was present in all staves. This was intended to report only on multirests that could be visible at the moment that the plugin was run. To check a specific staff, you had to extract a part. With the new option (on by default), you can check individual staves in the full score. (The multirests will still not be visible in the score until you extract a part). Note that even when the Selected Stave option is selected, the system staff is checked as well, since contents of the system staff (system text like composer and title and headers) often influence the breaking of multirests.
  • Since the plug-in is used most often to check multirests, the empty bar checkboxes are now off by default.
  • A number of minor bugs have been fixed.

Changes in version 3.12:

  • When run in Sibelius 4, the plug-in makes a better determination of what terminates a multirest
  • When run in Sibelius 4, if there are bar number changes present, the log file will show both the \"displayed\" and \"consecutive\" bar numbers

Changes in version 3.1:

  • There was an error that if you choose the \"selected staves only\" option, but have no selection, it continues but only processes the system staff, with the result that the multirests are wrong. Now fixed.

Changes in version 3.5:

  • Can now detect hidden objects that do not break multirests (Sibelius 4.1 only)
  • Adds staff name to location of object breaking a multirest
  • Updated 14 July 2016. Added the ability to treat a single bar followed by a multirest as a 1-bar multirest, thus showing its terminator. This will help the common case of a single bar being split from a multirest.

    Updated 29 September 2017. Optimized progress bars to speed up processing large scores; also change log file creation to butter writing for better speed.

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Copy Signatures To New Score

Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

For use with Sibelius 3.x, Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This plug-in copies all the time and key signatures from the current score into a new score.

To use the plug-in, open the score from which you want to copy the key and time signatures, choose the plug-in from Sibelius\'s menus, then follow the on-screen instructions.

Updated 21 February 2007: Can now also copy metronome marks from the current score to the new score.

Plug-in written by Neil Sands.

Split Multirests for Sibelius 4

Version 1.20
Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 19 Jun 2012)

For use with Sibelius 3.x, Sibelius 4 and Sibelius 4.1

Split Multirest uses hidden text objects to split multirests into smaller pieces, a specified number of bars into the multirest. You can split a multirest once or several times, and specify whether to split all multirests below a certain size, or to split all multirests above a certain size.

Fixed in v1.20 (2006-07-04):

  • The plug-in was not calculating the size correctly for Multirests longer than n bars, which is now fixed.
  • The plug-in disallowed splitting all multirests into single bars, which is now fixed.

Use this version on Sibelius 3 and 4. For Sibelius 5 and later, use Split Multirests.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Narrow Two Voices

Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

For use with Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This plug-in controls the horizontal note offset in passages which use voice 1 and voice 2 simultaneously. There are three actions predefined (you can define and save more actions for yourself):

  • Default Rules of Sibelius: This essentially behaves identically to Sibelius, but corrects some known problems: a unison of two semibreves shows now two noteheads, and so does a unison of e.g. a dotted minim and an undotted crotchet.
  • Narrow Mode: In situations where voice 2 goes above voice 1, move the voice 2 notes to the left. This allows a more dense note typesetting and is used in particular in organ and piano music.
  • Arpeggio Mode: If you have fast arpeggios running in voice 1 while voice 2 doubles the first note of each arpeggio with a longer note, it is common that the noteheads on the first beats are typeset overlapping.

To use the plug-in, make a passage selection (i.e. a single box), then choose Narrow Two Voices from the Plug-ins menu and follow the on-screen instructions.

Changes in v2.0 (updated 29 August 2005):

  • Plug-in now requires use of the Preferences plug-in, so will only run in Sibelius 4
  • Added wizard with three pre-defined modes, to select your job with two clicks
  • Added font metrics for Helsinki font
  • improved offset mechanism for several combinations of dotted/undotted notes

Changes in v1.20 (updated 17 November 2004):

  • Now possible to force noteheads to overlap, even if their shape differs (useful for arpeggio-like passages where the first note is played with longer notes in a second voice)
  • Added fixes for the positioning of unison semibreves and dotted notes in one voice at the same pitch as undotted notes in another
  • Added a full set of user options

Plug-in written by Hans-Christoph Wirth.

Mark Enharmonic Pitches

Version 02.05.00
Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 26 Apr 2016)

For use with Sibelius 3.x, Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Mark Enharmonic Pitches allows you to specify a color for individual pitches, using separate colors for enharmonically equivalent pitches (such as F#/Gb). You can use it to apply a \\\"spectrum\\\" of unique colors for each pitch, or use it for proofreading and analysis.

Double sharps and flats are colored the same as an enharmonic pitch (Gx -> A) and quartertones are colored as the nearest flat or sharp. You can, however, select a color from the double/quartertone lists, and all double accidentals or quartertones will get the same color, regardless of pitch.

This plug-in can be useful for locating any \\\'mispelled\\\' accidentals, such as F# where you might expect Gb. The Sibelius filters do not allow you to distinguish between enharmonically equivalent pitches, but this plug-in will do that.

It does not explicitly generate a log file showing marked objects, but it allows you to call the Locate Colored Objects plug-in to do so. (If that option is chosen, a recent version of Located Colored Objects must be downloaded as well).

Updated 26 April 2016 to allow colors to be added to individual notes.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Move Pitches to Transposed Mid-Line

Version 02.00.00
Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

For use with Sibelius 3.x, Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This plug-in transposes music on the selected staff or staves to the center staff line and can change the style of the notehead (e.g. to create slashes). It puts the notes in the right place for transposed instruments.

Fixed in v 1.56:

  • Corrected to handle some enharmonic misspellings. Added the ability to move either type of slashed noteheads at the same time.

Fixed in v1.50:

  • Now respects partially selected bars, rather than processing them as if fully selected

Fixed in v1.20:

  • You can now specify any supported notehead to be the only notehead moved. Previously, only normal noteheads could be specified.

Fixed in v1.15.0:

  • instrument handling changed so that new instruments are dealt with automatically (3.1 instruments are handled properly)
  • transposition changes handled

Updated 21 Feb 2009 version 2.0:

  • New option to move to center line of concert score, rather than transposed score

Updated 2 April 2009 for internal code cleanup

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Split Bar Rests

Version 01.20.00
Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

For use with Sibelius 3.x, Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This plug-in converts any bar rests in the selection to rests of shorter durations. The duration of the smaller rests will be one per beat, with the beat length determined by the time signature. This can be handy if you want to see the contents of irregular bars, or for other obscure reasons.

New in v1.04:

  • The plug-in can now split bar rests into other than beat-sized units. One can now spcify the size of the rest to use as well as how to dispose of any excess.

Updated November 15, 2007:

Now properly splits all bars rests if rests are present in more than one voice

Updated June 7, 2008. Version 1.10. New option to split rests only in irregular bars.

Updated June 24, 2008. Version 1.15. If a bar is too small for a single rest of the requested size, the largest possible rest is now written, rather than skipping the bar.

Updated 2 April 2009 for internal code cleanup

Updated 28 February 2010 to optionally select entire score if there is no passage selection<./p>

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Multirest Line

Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

For use with Sibelius 3.x, Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This plug-in allows you to replace a selected multirest with a line, e.g. a wavy line (as used in percussion parts to indicate that the player should simply play for that number of bars).

To use the plug-in, first set the multirest display to Blank in House Style > Engraving Rules > Bar Rests, then select the multirest in which you want to use a line, and run the plug-in.

Updated 20 Mar 2009 to run in Sibelius 5

Updated 2 April 2009 for internal code cleanup

Plug-in written by Peter Hayter and Bob Zawalich.

Count Notes

Version 01.05.00
Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

For use with Sibelius 3.x, Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Count Notes counts the number and type of notes and rests in a selection, and list counts by bar and in total. It will also display the durations of the counted notes.

Updated 29 January 2007: Now has an option to display the number of notes or chords on an instrument by instrument basis.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Fix Tied Notes Live Playback

Version 01.02.01
Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

For use with Sibelius 3.x, Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This plug-in processes notes and corrects problems with the Live Playback Original Duration in tied notes. If the Live Playback duration in a tied note has been set such that it ends either before or after the notational duration (i.e., if the note is a quarter note/crotchet, and Live Playback only plays for an eighth note/quaver), the note can playback incorrectly (the following note it is tied to will play with a separate attack). To prevent that, the Live Playback duration is set to the notational duration less the Live Start Position in those cases, so the tied note playback stops exactly at the end. A log file of changes will be written.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

German Chord Names

Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

For use with Sibelius 2.x, Sibelius 3.x, Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This plug-in converts chord symbols text in your score between the German (B = B flat, H = B) and standard (Bb = B flat, B = B) conventions for chord symbols. This is useful when e.g. wanting to transpose German chord symbols (convert them to standard chord symbols, transpose, then convert them back to German chord symbols).

Updated August 9, 2008 to handle alternate flat symbol in Sib 5.

Updated 20 October 2014 to mark them as usable through Sibelius 7.5. No code changes were made. Note that the plugin will only work with Legacy Chord Symbols, and that the Engraving Rules-Chord Symbols-Language feature is a better way to show German chord symbol names.

Plug-in written by Gunnar Hellquist.

Find Empty Text Strings

Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 19 Nov 2011)

For use with Sibelius 3.x and Sibelius 4

This plug-in finds empty text strings and adds text to them so they can be found and deleted. (The plug-in is unable to delete them itself). It will optionally color the found text.

Once the plug-in runs, you can use Find or filter the new text (which should be unique), and then delete the selected text.

It will work on a selection, but is probably most useful run on an entire score - either have no selection, or select the entire score with Edit > Select > Select All.

For Sibelius 5, use the Delete Empty Text Strings plugin.

This plugin will run in Sibelius 6, but should rarely be needed.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Add or Replace System Text

Version 01.80.00
Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

For use with Sibelius 3.x, Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This plug-in can write up to three items of system text (e.g. Title, Copyright, Composer, etc.) to all the scores in a folder. It is able to replace any existing text if required.

Updated May 22, 2008 to work with user-defined styles in Sibelius 4 and 5.

Updated 2 April 2009 for internal code cleanup

Updated 7 June 2012 to add quiet opening checkbox to open scores from earlier versions with default options.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Reverse Text

Version 01.03.00
Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

For use with Sibelius 3.x, Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Reverse Text reverses the order of text in each selected Text, Lyric, or System Text object. It will not reverse the orderof a sequence of objects, but just the text within single objects. If you want objects in the system staff (like Title Text) reversed, create a system (double blue box) selection.

One use for this might be to reverse Hebrew or Arabic text.

This plug-in does not handle multi-line text well; it is best to split such items into separate text objects for each line. (Multi-line items will reverse, but the line separator will be lost).

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

French Chord Names

Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

For use with Sibelius 2.x, Sibelius 3.x, Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This plug-in converts chord symbols text in your score between the French (sol-fa) and standard (Bb = B flat, B = B) conventions for chord symbols. This is useful when e.g. wanting to transpose German chord symbols (convert them to standard chord symbols, transpose, then convert them back to French chord symbols).

Updated 20 October 2014 to mark them as usable through Sibelius 7.5. No code changes were made. Note that the plugin will only work with Legacy Chord Symbols, and that the Engraving Rules-Chord Symbols-Language feature is a better way to show French chord symbol names.

Plug-in written by Tim Watson.

Multirest Text

Version 01.81.00
Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

For use with Sibelius 3.x, Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Multirest Text builds a text string out of 2 user-typed pieces of text and the optional multirest number, so you can add text like \\\\\\\"Play 3 times\\\\\\\" automatically to a multirest.

There are a number of centering options possible (see the Help screen for details), but it generally works best with text styles that are defined as centered. There are 2 \\\\\\\"built-in\\\\\\\" styles (Lyrics and Lyrics(chorus)), and you can also type in the name of any text style you wish.

Some sample text styles are defined in the included MultirestTextStyle.lib house style. Import the text styles from this house style, and two new entries will appear in the built in style list (Multirest center (Times) and Multirest center (Inkpen). You can also define your own styles, named Multirest center3 through Multirest center6, and these will also show up in the list. They are assumed by the plugin to be centered in both directions.

You can use uncentered styles and make adjustments by clicking on the Advanced button and using the fields in that dialog.

Updated 19 April 2009 to fix failure to handle custom text styles in Sib 5.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Smarten Quotes

Version 01.32.00
Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 24 Jun 2012)

For use with Sibelius 4 and Sibelius 4.1

This update fixes the following issues:

  • The plug-in can now handle double quote marks correctly on Mac OS X.
  • The plug-in now correctly handles user-created lyrics text styles.

For Sibelius 5, use the shipping version of this plugin.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Copy Articulations and Slurs

Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 30 Mar 2009)

For use with Sibelius 4

This update fixes a minor problem whereby the plug-in would incorrectly apply articulations and slurs to overlapping copies of the source material.

For Sibelius 5, use the shipping version of this plugin

Plug-in written by Neil Sands.

Calculate Golden Sections

Added 09 Aug 2005 (last updated 03 Sep 2005)

For use with Sibelius 3.x and Sibelius 4

In the author's own words:

This plug-in calculates where the Golden Sections in a score are. It shows them in a window and marks them to the score to 6th level. This can be used to study compositions and to help you to make your pieces proportionally pleasant. For example, create an empty score and let this put down where te division points should be. Then just start to compose. (Finally, remove the marks from the score!)

Plug-in written by Väinö Piipponen.

Insert One Symbol for Sibelius 4

Version 01.35.00
Added 11 Aug 2005 (last updated 24 Jun 2012)

For use with Sibelius 4

Insert One Symbol inserts a symbol to a selected location. It is meant to have a shortcut assigned to it, to give Sibelius the ability to effectively assign a shortcut to a symbol.

To determine which symbol will be inserted, you must run Insert One Symbol Show Dialog, which puts up a dialog that lets you select a symbol, its size, and whether it is attached to a system or a staff. Insert One Symbol Show Dialog lets you put several symbols into a list, which is saved across Sibelius sessions. By re-running it and selecting a different symbol, you change the symbol that will be inserted when Insert One Symbol is run.

So, you run Insert One Symbol Show Dialog to choose the symbol, and Insert One Symbol to insert it.

New in version 1.35:

  • The X and Y offsets of staff attached symbols may now be specified.

New in version 1.33:

  • The list of symbols is now sorted in the order they appear in the symbols list, so it should be easier to find a symbol.
  • Fixed some problems with different symbol names in Sibelius 3 and Sibelius 4, as well as adding the ability to differentiate symbols with the same names.

For Sibelius 5 and later, use the plugin Insert One Symbol.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Add Verse Numbers

Added 20 Aug 2005 (last updated 30 Mar 2009)

For use with Sibelius 4

This plug-in fixes a problem with the version of Add Verse Numbers shipped with Sibelius 4, and is recommended for all Sibelius 4 users.

For Sibelius 5, use the shipping version of this plugin.

Plug-in written by Sibelius Software Ltd..

Quiz Plug-ins

Added 20 Aug 2005

For use with Sibelius 3.x and Sibelius 4

The plug-in's author says:

"I created a template for writing little musical games in Manuscript. With it, I wrote these three quiz-games - these can be used for testing your (or your students) knowledge or just for fun. You can easily write more games or tests by using one of these as a template. There are clear instructions in the Run method of each of these plug-ins. Preferably create a new folder for these in the plug-ins folder and put these there. Name it Quiz or whatever you want."

Plug-in written by Väinö Piipponen.

Tag Bar Number

Version 01.01.00
Added 20 Aug 2005 (last updated 24 Jun 2012)

For use with Sibelius 4

This plug-in finds all the bars in a score that have the same displayed bar number (due to bar number changes), and makes a list of their \"internal\" or \"consecutive\" bar numbers (the numbers that would show if there were no bar number changes).

It can also place the same piece of text in all the matching bars, and you can then use Find to go to those bar numbers (since Go To Bar only goes to the first bar with a displayed number).

So, for example , if \"internal\" bars 1 and 5 both display bar number 1, the list would show 1 and 5, and you could place the text \"~Tagged bar\" at the start of bars 1 and 5, and use Find to get you to those bars. Later, you can filter \"~Tagged bar\" and delete the selected tags.

This can be especially useful in large scores.

For Sibelius 5, this is no longer needed, as Go To will navigate to multiple bars with the same number.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Tag Rehearsal Mark

Version 01.05.00
Added 20 Aug 2005 (last updated 24 Jun 2012)

For use with Sibelius 4

This plug-in adds a piece of Technique text at the same location as any Rehearsal Marks in the score. Note that it will not tag text objects made of Rehearsal Mark text, but only Rehearsal Mark objects.

The purpose of the tag is to provide a label that can be \'gone to\' using the Find command.

The tag consists of the Rehearsal Mark label and an optional prefix. So if you had marks A, B, and C, in bars 2, 3, and 4, and the prefix was ~RM, bar 2 would get the text ~RMA, bar 3 ~RMB, and bar 4 ~RMC. Use Find on ~RM to go to those bars.

Run the plug-in again to update changed rehearsal marks, but if extensive changes have been made, it might be best to remove existing tags before re-running.

You can use the plug-in to remove (untag) the Rehearsal Marks later. It cannot actually delete the text tags, but it can either set them blank, or to a single text of your choosing. The latter is suggested, because you can set them to the same text (such as ~DeleteMe), and filter that text and delete them all at once.

For Sibelius 5, use the downloadable Go To plugin or Find Rehearsal Mark plugin instead.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Number Multirest Bars

Version 02.05.00
Added 22 Aug 2005 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

For use with Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This plug-in adds text containing numbers for the range of bars contained in multirests. You can change the location of the text by changing its text style. You can specify text to precede or follow the bar numbers and a character to separate them.

For example, if bars 2 through 5 are a multirest, and you choose the defaults, you will see the text (2 - 5) below the staff at bar 2.

New in v2.05:

  • Custom text styles work in Sibelius 4, and there is a new option to center the text if a centered text style is used.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Apply KidSib Font for Sibelius 4

Added 25 Aug 2005 (last updated 17 Mar 2008)

For use with Sibelius 4 and Sibelius 4.1

This plug-in applies the KidSib music font (not included with Sibelius, available for purchase separately here), which places note names inside the noteheads, a convention used occasionally in educational music. You must purchase the KidSib font to use this plug-in: it will not work without it.

Important! Copy the KidSib.lib file from within the .zip file you download into your user account's House Styles folder, which is at:

  • Windows: C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Sibelius Software\Sibelius 4\House Styles
  • Mac: /Users/username/Library/Application Support/Sibelius Software/Sibelius 4/House Styles

For Sibelius 5, use the Add Note Names to Noteheads plugin and the Opus Note Names font (free with Sibelius 5).

Plug-in written by Gunnar Hellquist & Bob Zawalich.

List Plug-ins

Version 01.20.00
Added 29 Aug 2005 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

For use with Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This plug-in writes a list of plugin names and numbers, sorted by name, to the trace window. If you have a lot of plug-ins, it makes it easier to find the plugin you want to assign a shortcut to, since the list on the Menus and Shortcuts page of File > Preferences is sorted by plug-in number.

Updated 17January2015. Added option to show full plugin path name for any loaded plugins so you can see if you will currently run a shipping or user version of a plugin. Sort by name is probably the useful option.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Split Bar

Version 01.20.00
Added 31 Aug 2005 (last updated 24 Jun 2012)

For use with Sibelius 4 and Sibelius 4.1

This plug-in automates several of the steps needed to split a bar into smaller pieces. It can be used to split a bar at the end of a system, or to break a bar into pieces to simulate mid-bar repeat barlines, or to split a bar into 3 pieces.

To use it, select the note that you want the bar to split before, or make a passage selection to split before and after the selection.

In Sibelius 5, use the shipping version of this plugin.

You will most likely have some cleaning up to do after the plug-in runs.

The plug-in will rewrite the bar, adding several time signatures. You will probably want to delete the new time signatures - select and delete them and click No if asked to rewrite.

If you use the Final split breaks system option, the plug-in will add a system break before the final split bar, and (in Sibelius 4 only), a bar number change to the final split bar. You may want to hide that bar number change. You may also want to change the barline of the first split bar to be hidden, since the plug-in cannot do that.

New in version 1.20:

  • In Sibelius 4.1 or later, bar number changes added to split bars will be automatically hidden.

For Sibelius 5, use the shipping version of this plugin.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Fixed Plug-in Shortcuts (Windows only)

Added 03 Sep 2005 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

For use with Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Did you ever want to assign keyboard shortcuts to your favourite plug-ins which do not change each and every time you install a new plug-in or change anything else in your plug-ins folder? If so, the Fixed Shortcuts plug-in is the right tool to use.

Assign from Sibelius one single shortcut to this plug-in, e.g. F5. Whenever Sibelius should decide to scramble shortcuts, only update this single shourtcut, F5 for the Fixed Shortcut plug-in.

You can define up to 26 plug-ins to be called by Fixed Shortcuts. These are accessed with the 26 letters A..Z. Develop your own memorizing scheme, and access your favourite plug-ins with a sequence of three keys which will no longer change. What about:

  • F5 c RET to call Cresc./Dim. Playback
  • F5 r RET to call Remove All Highlights
  • F5 s RET to call Split Bars

Of course you can always read the list on the screen, in case you forgot the chosen shortcut. Defining the 26 favourite plug-ins is only one additional keystroke away.

Updated 16 October 2010 by Corwin Newall
Now includes a 25% faster sort method which will be of great assistance to Sibelius 4 or 5 users who may have slower processors.

Plug-in written by Hans-Christoph Wirth & Corwin Newall.

Add Tremolos

Added 14 Sep 2005

For use with Sibelius 4

This plug-in lets you specify a tremolo speed for a passage and adds the correct number of tremolo strokes to the selected notes.

Example: For playback at the correct speed for 32nd notes (demisemiquavers) one must add three strokes to quarter notes (crotchets) and longer notes, but only two strokes to eighth notes (quavers) and one stroke to 16th notes (semiquavers).

Plug-in written by Hans-Christoph Wirth.

Renumber Pages

Added 14 Sep 2005 (last updated 06 Mar 2006)

For use with Sibelius 4 and Sibelius 4.1

This plug-in allows you to create customized page numbers and running header lines in your score. Features include:

  • Divide your document into sections whose pages are numbered independently, e.g. front matter numbered with lowercase Roman page numbers (i, ii, iii, ...) and main matter numbered with Arabic page numbers (1, 2, 3, ...)
  • Define a running header line which displays the title of the song or movement at the top of the page (automatically extracted from title text objects)
  • Automatic creation of a table of contents (experimental)
  • Support for title pages which are counted but do not show a page number or header line
  • Also support for more complex page number schemes, e.g. chapter-wise (I-1, I-2, I-3, ..., II-1, II-2, II-3, ..., III-1, III-2, III-3, ...)

The .zip file contains the plug-in and a score which contains further explanations and is properly setup to demonstrate the usage. It is recommended to read the instructions in the example score and run the plug-in there first, before trying on your own score.

Updated to version 1.1 (6 March 2006), adding support for "page total" template to generate "XX of YY" numbering.

Plug-in written by Hans-Christoph Wirth.

Fill With Slurs

Added 14 Sep 2005 (last updated 22 Mar 2017)

For use with Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This plug-in allows you to quickly fill string passages with legato slurs. Create a multiple selection consisting of all notes where a slur should start. The plug-in will insert for each selected note a slur which ends on the note preceding the next selected note.

The plug-in is prepared to work properly with selections containing notes from different voices or instruments.

Plug-in written by Hans-Christoph Wirth.

Strummer

Added 21 Dec 2005 (last updated 30 Mar 2009)

For use with Sibelius 4

This is a minor update to the Strummer plug-in included with Sibelius 4. This update has the following improvements:

  • Tied chords (and even partially tied chords) are handled correctly
  • Notes were sometimes clipped in the first chord in a bar following a strummed chord in the previous bar; this is now fixed

For Sibelius 5, use the shipping version of this plugin.

Plug-in written by David Harvey.

Tag Bar Number Changes

Version 01.05.00
Added 28 Dec 2005 (last updated 24 Jun 2012)

For use with Sibelius 4 and Sibelius 4.1

This plug-in adds a piece of Technique text at the same location as any Bar Number Changes in the score.

The purpose of the tag is to provide a label that can be \'gone to\' using the Find command.

The tag consists of the displayed bar number and an optional prefix. So if you had changes to bars 20, 100, and 1, in bars 2, 3, and 4, and the prefix was ~BNC, bar 2 would get the text ~BNC20, bar 3 ~BNC100, and bar 4 ~BNC1. Use Find on ~BNC to go to those bars.

Run the plug-in again to update changed bar number changes, but if extensive changes have been made, it might be best to remove existing tags before re-running.

You can use the plug-in to remove (untag) the Bar Number Changes later. It cannot actually delete the text tags, but it can either set them blank, or to a single text of your choosing. The latter is suggested, because you can set them to the same text (such as ~DeleteMe), and filter that text and delete them all at once.

In Sibelius 5, use the downloadable Go To plugin instead (use the bar number change option.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Chord Symbol No Superscript

Version 01.36.00
Added 12 Jan 2006 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

For use with Sibelius 3.x, Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Changes the numeric characters, flat, or sharp symbols in chord symbols to a font of your choice in which the characters are not superscripted. The most likely replacement font choices are Opus PlainChords or Inkpen2 Text, but you can type in any font you like. There is no way for the plug-in to validate the existence of the font, so please type carefully!

Only single numbers will be changed, not stacked digits. Do not use the \\\'flat\\\' option if you are using lower case \\\'b\\\' characters that are not flat symbols, as all lower case \\\'b\\\'s will be changed.

By default, all numbers and accidentals will have the font applied. If you need more control over which characters change, use Advanced Options, which allows you to have, for example, only numbers or accidentals not in extensions un-subscripted. So as an example, you could have Abmaj7b5, and in Opus Chords font all the numbers and accidentals are superscripted. By applying various options, the b following the A can be normal, but the b following the 7 can be subscripted; the 7 can be un-subscripted, while the 5 can be subscripted.

The resulting text objects can have multiple fonts; if you add new chords, they changes will not be applied, but the plug-in can be re-run as needed.

Since any font can be typed in, you can choose different fonts with the proper characteristics to add superscripts rather than removing them, and other options as well.

While this does work in Sibelius 5, it should rarely be needed. Its function is taken by the Chords(superscript root accidental) Word menu in the Chord Symbol text style.

Updated 1 Feb 2015 to respell menu name. No code change.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Compare Staves

Added 16 Jan 2006 (last updated 30 Mar 2009)

For use with Sibelius 4 and Sibelius 4.1

This is an updated version of the Compare Staves plug-in that ships with Sibelius 4 and 4.1.

This update fixes a problem where, although it was possible to specify in the plug-in\'s dialog that the highlight for differences should go onto one staff or on both staves, the highlight was incorrectly always applied to both staves.

For Sibelius 5, use the shipping version of this plugin.

Plug-in written by Neil Sands.

What Is Where

Version 02.90.00
Added 20 Jan 2006 (last updated 24 Jun 2012)

For use with Sibelius 4 and Sibelius 4.1

This is an updated version of the What Is Where plug-in included with Sibelius 4:

  • Fixes two minor problems involving key signatures created with the One staff only option.
  • New field added that will show the type, style and location of staff lines.

For Sibelius 5, use the shipping version of this plugin.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

List Scale Tones

Version 01.50.00
Added 24 Jan 2006 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

For use with Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This plugin lists the scale tones and non-scale tones for a number of scale types and all roots with 1 or fewer accidentals; these can be displayed in English, German, French or Spanish, and a sample can be written as notation in a score. It is possible to change how non-scale tones are spelled, and to add and edit definitions of new scales.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Add Slurs to Melismas

Added 02 Feb 2006

For use with Sibelius 4 and Sibelius 4.1

This is a minor update to Add Slurs to Melismas that fixes problems with the plug-in shipped with Sibelius 4 and 4.1.

Plug-in written by Sibelius Software Ltd..

Scales and Arpeggios

Added 06 Feb 2006 (last updated 31 Mar 2009)

For use with Sibelius 4 and Sibelius 4.1

This is a minor update to the plug-in that ships with Sibelius 4 and Sibelius 4.1. It fixes a problem whereby the plug-in would sometimes create the wrong number of bars for a given set of scales.

For Sibelius 5 use the shipping version of this plugin.

Plug-in written by Gunnar Hellquist.

Apply Color To Text In Style

Version 01.07.00
Added 27 Feb 2006 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

For use with Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Apply Color To Text In Style allows you to specify a named color and a text style, and apply the color to all selected text, system text, and lyrics object whose style matches the specified style.

The latest version of the plug-in fixes a problem with coloring system text that was not in a passage selection.

Updated 13Feb2015 to respell version name; no code change, no update of version number.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Create Score Database

Added 27 Feb 2006 (last updated 02 Mar 2006)

For use with Sibelius 4 and Sibelius 4.1

Create Score Database can be run on a folder of Sibelius scores, and generates a text file suitable for opening in e.g. Microsoft Excel or Access, listing the salient information about the scores in that folder (and, optionally, its subfolders), including:

  • Complete path and filename
  • Contents of Score Info fields
  • Time signature
  • Key signature
  • Instrumentation

and more.

The plug-in was updated on 2 March 2006 to fix a problem with incorrectly logging scores with minor key signatures.

Plug-in written by David Stafford.

Score Original Version

Version 01.60.00
Added 29 Mar 2006 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

For use with Sibelius 3.x, Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Score Original Version displays (in the trace window) the version of Sibelius under which the score was originally created.

Updated January 23, 2009. Under Sibelius 5.0 or later the plugin will now also display the score modification date and time in local (rather than GMT) time..

Updated July 24, 2010. A warning is given that an imported House Style may update the internal version number. Under Sibelius 6 or later, both the file creation and last modification dates are now shown, also with warnings.

Updated July 26, 2010 to tidy up the warning text.

Updated 24 August 2011 to add ability to process all open scores or a folder of scores.

Updated 21 June 2012 to display currently running.

Sibelius version number

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Lower & Raise Pitch Chromatically

Version 01.51.00
Added 24 Apr 2006 (last updated 17 Jul 2017)

For use with Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Raise Chromatic Pitches raises the pitch of any selected notes by 1 half-step (semitone). Lower Chromatic Pitches lowers the pitch of any selected notes by 1 half-step. The note spelling (such as C# vs. Db) is determined by Sibelius. It should be comparable to what you would get if you entered the same pitch on a MIDI keyboard.

These are intended as a chromatic replacement for Up and Down Arrow, which move pitches diatonically. Typically, one would assign each plug-in to a shortcut key so it could be run with a single keystroke. Please be aware that if you assign shortcuts to plug-ins and download more plug-ins, the shortcuts will shift to different plug-ins and you will need to reset them.(Edit - this has been fixed in the most recent update when run in Sibelius 5.2)

Warning: unlike Up and Down Arrow, these plug-ins cannot move individual notes within chords. If you select any notes within a chord, all the notes in the chord will be moved! (Edit - this has been fixed in the most recent update when run in Sibelius 5.2)

Quartertones will be moved to their closest half-step (semitone) in the desired direction. At that point running the plug-in again will move the notes by a half-step (semitone).

Articulations and Live Playback data are retained in the moved notes.

Updated October 31 2008. If these plugins are run in Sibelius 5.2 or later, most of the limitations are removed. Individual notes within a chord can now be moved, and the problem with plugin shortcuts instability was fixed in Sibelius version 5.2.

Updated 17 July 2017 to support Magnetic Glisses in Sibelius 8.6 and later. Note however that these plugins should not be needed in Sibelius 7.5 and later, since chromatic transposition is now supported using the Shift PgUp/PgDn keys.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Hit Points Staff

Version 01.06.00
Added 06 Jun 2006 (last updated 24 Jun 2012)

For use with Sibelius 4 and Sibelius 4.1

This plug-in adds an extra staff to your score and places notes on that staff at corresponding locations to your hit points. This makes it easy to see the musical location of your hit points.

To use the plug-in:

  • First, add the hit points to the score, in whatever way you like (e.g. add them one by one via the Play > Video and Time > Hit Points dialog, or using the little clapperboard button in the Video window).
  • Second, choose Hit Points Staff from whichever folder in the Plug-ins menu to which you installed it. You may be prompted that this action can't be undone; click Yes to continue.
  • The plug-in will then create a single-line percussion staff in your score, and add silent eighth notes (quavers) at the nearest semiquaver (16th note) position to the hit point's time position.
  • You can then e.g. change the time signature and add or edit metronome marks to plan our your cue. Each time you make a change that causes the hit points to move, simply run the plug-in again, and it will remove the old notes and add new ones in the appropriate positions.

You can assign a keyboard shortcut to your plug-in to make it easy to run on demand. Go to File > Preferences (in the Sibelius menu on Mac), choose the Menus and Shortcuts page, and then assign a shortcut to the plug-in.

For Sibelius 5, use the shipping version of this plugin.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Respell For Wrong Clef

Version 02.00.00
Added 24 Jul 2006 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

For use with Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This plug-in might be very useful if needed. It can help e.g., after Photoscore or some other converter misreads a clef, but reads the notes in the correct location (so Sibelius will interpret them incorrectly). It lets you specify the wrong clef and the right clef, and then transposes the notes appropriately.

The plug-in will now handle alto, tenor, and French violin clefs, in addition to bass and treble.

Cautionary accidentals will be lost, and in some keys this can result in incorrect accidentals after transposition. Users should proofread accidentals carefully.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Get User Folder Names

Version 01.31.00
Added 15 Aug 2006 (last updated 15 Feb 2017)

For use with Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This plug-in lists the full path names of the various Sibelius "User" folders in a copyable form. This can be useful when determining where to place plug-ins, manuscript papers, house styles and other such files.

Updated 11 February 2010 to give correct paths for Vista and Windows 7

Updated 8 August 2011 for Sib 7 user file location compatibility

Updated 15 August 2011 to correct some Sib 7 folder names and to add the likely locations of Example Scores for Sib 6 and later.

Updated 1 August 2015 to add locations of shipping plugins.

Updated 15 February 2017. Included default scores folder.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Pitch Spectrum

Version 01.05.00
Added 21 Aug 2006 (last updated 24 Jun 2012)

For use with Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1 and Sibelius 5

This plug-in allows you to specify the colors of the pitches in the pitch spectrum from a list of named colors. Since, unlike Edit > Color, the pitch spectrum can color individual notes in a chord, this can be a useful way to color chords. The plug-in allows you to reset to the Sibelius default spectrum colors when you are done.

This plugin will not work in Sibelius 6. Try the shipping Color Pitches plugin for the closesest workaround.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Rhythm Section Assistant

Added 25 Aug 2006

For use with Sibelius 4 and Sibelius 4.1

Rhythm Section Assistant is designed for writing jazz or any other music that uses slashes and rhythmic cues. The author says:

"While writing a big band chart in Sibelius, I found that I spent a lot of time hiding playback-only passages and creating slashes and rhythmic cues in other voices. This plug-in is intended to automate those tasks.

The plug-in includes on-screen help: just click the Help button in the main plug-in dialog.

Plug-in written by Ross Lafleur.

Groovy Music Mark-up

Added 04 Sep 2006 (last updated 30 Mar 2009)

For use with Sibelius 4 and Sibelius 4.1

This plug-in allows you to mark up a Sibelius score before exporting it as a MIDI file in order to open it in Sibelius Groovy Music.

The plug-in contains detailed instructions -- just click Help after running it from the Plug-ins menu.

For Sibelius 5, use the shipping version of this plugin.

Plug-in written by David Harvey.

Split Point One Staff

Version 01.05.00
Added 11 Sep 2006 (last updated 24 Jun 2012)

For use with Sibelius 4 and Sibelius 4.1

Split Point One Staff processes two staves. It moves notes on or above the split point to one staff, and notes below the split point to the other staff. Usually the high notes go to the top staff, but you can choose to have them go to the bottom staff. It will only work if one of the staves is empty, not when both staves have notes.

Only notes are moved, not dynamics or slurs, or transposition changes, etc., so you may need to clean up after it is run. The Combine Tied Notes and Rests plug-in is called to consolidate rests that may be left behind.

Plug-ins cannot process tuplets, so any notes inside tuplets will not be moved, and will have to be moved manually. If tuplets are detected, a warning will be given.

For Sibelius 5, use the shipping Change Split Point plugin.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Copy Text For Delete Bar

Version 01.06.00
Added 11 Sep 2006 (last updated 22 Jun 2012)

For use with Sibelius 4 and Sibelius 4.1

Copy Text for Delete Bar copies any system text (such as Title, Composer, or Instrument name at top left) from one bar to another.

Typically you will copy from bar 1 to bar 2 when you want to delete bar 1 without losing the system text. The plug-in cannot delete the original text, but it can optionally hide it. It will disappear when the bar is deleted anyway. If a bar number is duplicated in the score (because of bar number changes), you will need to make a selection that excludes the duplicate of any bars you want to process.

Updated 24 January 2007: The plug-in now restores the hidden state of copied text, and makes an attempt at restoring the multiple fonts in a metronome mark. It also documents the fact that multi-line text will become single lines.

For Sibelius 5 and later, use Move System Objects For Delete Bar

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Change Case for Sibelius 4

Version 01.60.00
Added 17 Oct 2006 (last updated 24 Jun 2012)

For use with Sibelius 4 and Sibelius 4.1

This plug-in changes the case of text in a score. It will only convert the letters A..Z or a..z; it cannot handle accented characters. It can change text to UPPER CASE, lower case, tOGGLE cASE or Word Initial Case. It can change various types of text objects, including system text, lyrics, instrument names and score info data. It can be run on a single score or on a folder of scores.

Note that text that is in multiple lines will be converted to a single line, and any internal formatting (fonts or bold/italic, etc.) will be lost.

For Sibelius 5 and later, use Change Case.

Updated 9 August 2011 for Sib 7 font compatibility

Updated 29 Sept 2011 to change name/

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Extract PhotoScore Lyrics

Added 22 Nov 2006 (last updated 23 Nov 2006)

For use with Sibelius 3.x, Sibelius 4 and Sibelius 4.1

This plug-in manipulates lyrics in scores that have been imported from PhotoScore Professional.

Plug-in written by Peter Hayter.

Create Insert Symbol Plugin for Sibelius 4

Added 26 Nov 2006 (last updated 09 Aug 2011)

For use with Sibelius 4 and Sibelius 4.1

This plug-in lets you create and install new plug-ins that, when run, will insert a chosen symbol of a chosen size into a score. If you assign a shortcut to the new plug-ins, you will have, in effect, a way to assign a shortcut to an individual symbol.

The generated plugins will be put by default in the Zymbols subfolder of your user Plug-ins folder. The name will include the symbol name, the size, its attachment status, and its position offsets.

In order to assign shortcuts to the newly-created plug-ins, you must first close and restart Sibelius, so the new plug-ins will be loaded.

For Sibelius 5 and later use Create Insert Symbol Plugin.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Get Page Count

Version 01.07.00
Added 15 Dec 2006 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Get Page Count stores the number of pages in a score (at the time the plug-in is run) into the Other Information field of the File > Score Info. This makes the number of pages available for use in text fields (such as \"Page x of y\") if the $MOREINFO wildcard is used. (The full text would be \"Page $PAGENUM of $MOREINFO\"). If the number of pages changes, the plug-in should be rerun, but any wildcards will be automatically updated.

Updated 4 April 2010. In Sib 6 or later, the plugin will store the page count both in the full score and in each part, so a footer containing the MOREINFO wildcard will be correct in the parts.

Updated 5 April 2010 to allow you to specify different Score Info locations for the page count data.

Updated 21 June 2012 to allow count to exclude Special Page Break title pages and following blank pages.

As of Sibelius 7.1.3, you can use the NumPages wildcard, and this plugin should not be needed.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Dream Sequence

Added 25 Jan 2007 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This plug-in will open a folder of scores and play them back in turn, either sequentially (with an option to loop) or randomly (with an option to control the number of intermediate scores to be played until a particular score may be played again.)

Updated 5 September 2009 by Bob Zawalich for compatibility with Sibelius 6. Note that this plugin will run in Sibelius 4 and 6, but not Sibelius 5.

Plug-in written by Andrew Moschou.

Enumerate Instruments

Added 13 Feb 2007 (last updated 26 Feb 2007)

For use with Sibelius 4 and Sibelius 4.1

This plug-in will enumerate consecutive, similar instrument names in a score, useful to have e.g. Flute 1, Flute 2, Flute 3, Oboe 1, Oboe 2, etc. as instrument names in the score.

The plug-in will handle instruments with multiple staves (e.g. Piano, Harp) correctly and running the plug-in again after changing the instrumentation will update the ordinal numbers. The plug-in won't be able to identify where multiple players would read from a single staff (e.g. Horn 13, 24); the user should manually put this in.

Plug-in written by Andrew Moschou.

Swing Fix

Added 11 Apr 2007 (last updated 13 Apr 2007)

For use with Sibelius 4 and Sibelius 4.1

This plug-in uses Live Playback to correct the playback of 16th notes (semiquavers) and pairs of eighth notes (quavers) marked with tenuto and staccato articulations when using one of the "swing" rhythmic feel settings in Play > Performance.

Plug-in written by Dave Foster.

Find Irregular And Misfilled Bars

Version 01.08.00
Added 22 Apr 2007 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This plug-in displays (in the plug-in trace window) any bars whose length and time signature do not match (irregular bars), and also any misfiled bars, which are bars that have missing rests, so that the sum of the lengths of the notes and rests (in each voice) do not match the length of the bar.

Misfilled bars can come from deleting rests, or when using scores generated by an errant plug-in or file converter.

Updated 2 May 2007: the plug-in now handles grace notes and notes within tuplets.

Updated 21 Feb 2013: Plugin now treats completely empty bars (no notes, rests, tuplets or bar rests in any voice as misfilled. It also handles misfilled tuplets better.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Instrument List

Version 01.13.00
Added 05 May 2007 (last updated 28 Aug 2017)

For use with Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This plug-in adds a list of the instruments at the start of the selected staves as a text item at the start of the score.

You can choose which elements will appear in the list, and the order in which they will appear.

Updated 29 November 2009. Now places the text at the start of the selection if any, fixes a bug with the title text, adds Instrument changes for Sib 5+, and allows you to specify if the list will appear in the score or in a part.

Updated 27 July 2010. Under Sib 6, it can now insert the instrument list onto a Sib 6-style title page.

Updated 26 August 2017. New option to omit empty staves, plus dialog was rearranged to make it clearer that list can go either to the title page or the score but not both.

Updated 28 August 2017. Fixed Omit Empty Staves Option. Added options to trace lists and to Not show dialog for this session, which makes it easier to use with Run Plugin on Score and Parts.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Fix PhotoScore Lyrics

Added 17 May 2007 (last updated 24 Jul 2009)

For use with Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1 and Sibelius 5

This plug-in replaces lyrics read by Photoscore (which when sung over many notes usually lack of the appropriate hyphen line or end of word line) with the correct Sibelius objects.

Simply make a passage selection and run the plug-in. Use Layout > Reset Position afterwards if you find hyphens colliding with adjacent syllables.

Plug-in written by Hans-Christoph Wirth.

Find and Replace Text

Added 22 Jun 2007 (last updated 29 Mar 2009)

For use with Sibelius 4 and Sibelius 4.1

This is an update to the version of Find and Replace Text included with Sibelius 4, and fixes a problem whereby the plug-in will not correctly replace lyrics or system text unless the selection also contains a normal item of text.

Thanks to Bob Zawalich for this fix.

For Sibelius 5, use the shipping version of this plugin or (better) the downloadable Find and Replace Text for Sibelius 5

Plug-in written by Stefan Behrisch.

Add Cresc Dim Lines

Version 01.62.00
Added 15 Nov 2007 (last updated 05 Jun 2016)

For use with Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Adds crescendo and/or diminuendo lines and optional expression text to a selection.

You can include Expression Text if desired; if the edit boxes are blank, only the line(s) will appear. Type or select an appropriate font if you want bold expression text.

To increase the amount of space surrounding the characters, increase the Rhythmic space per character (quarter note = 256 units). This may expand the output past the selection. It cannot be expanded past the end of the score.

You may still need to adjust horizontal spacing using arrow keys.

This will run in Sib 4, but some features are missing and text and lines will not align as well as in Sib 5

Updated April 4, 2008 (version 1.20) to allow choice of line type at each position, so you can reverse the dynamics

Updated 1 December 2011 to handle Sib 7 fonts.

Updated 10 January 2012 to allow more line type.

Updated 24 August 2014 to retract lines over barlines and add an option to specify space between 2 lines if no text is used, and to process a single note or the first note in a selection.

Updated 4 February 2014 to fix crash in Sib 5 and 6.

Updated 2 February 2016, adding straight, dotted and dashed lines to the list. These behave differently from the dynamics lines and the horizontal position is not very good, but it is too complex to fix right now. It might at least get you in the ballpark with such lines.

Updated 2 February 2016 to fix not bold text bug

Updated 4 June 2016 fixed some crashing typos when there was no text with the lines.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Remove Lyric Extension Lines

Version 01.70.00
Added 14 Dec 2007 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Changes all final syllables or single word lyrics to apply to 1 note, thus removing the extension lines. May be useful if note values have changed.

Updated 17 December 2011. Added ability to center of left justify syllables and ability to remove only durationally short extension lines.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Loop Selection

Version 01.15.00
Added 24 Mar 2008 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This plugin will let you loop playback by adding marker and jump text to the start and end of the selection. If you play the score within the markers, playback will loop. The default target name is the first selected bar number.

By default, marker/jump text only jumps to the start or end of a bar; to loop partial bars, select the text and turn off \\\'Jump at bar end\\\' in the Property Window Playback pane.

In Sibelius 5, the plugin can delete any marker or jump text in the selection or in the score.

To make it more obvious which notes will loop, you may want to add a highlight or color to the selected notes.

Updated November 24, 2008 to fix problems deleting hidden markers and all markers in score.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Time Signature For Irregular Bars

Version 01.70.00
Added 13 Apr 2008 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Adds a time signature appropriate to the length to an irregular bar, so that irregular bars are made regular. It can also trace the locations of irregular bars.

It also puts an appropriate time signature into the following \"regular\" bars where this is required. Its goal is to end up with a score where every bar has a size that matches an explicit time signature.

It will not always spell the time signature correctly (it only looks at the length of a bar, not the notes it contains). The lowest denominator is 4, so it will not generate 3/2 or 2/2, but other than that, it picks the simplest fraction, so it will always choose 3/4 over 6/8 and 6/4 over 12/8.

If there is no initial time signature, it will add one.

Updated 20 March 2011 to add an option to choose 6/8 rather than 3/4 and 12/8 over 6/4.

Updated 6 February 2012 to add option to use cautionary accidentals - on by default.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Trombone Slide Positions

Added 21 Apr 2008 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 3.x, Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Adds possible slide positions for selected Bb/F trombone notes in the range from F an octave below the bass stave to the Bb an octave above it.

You can specify which voices should be marked.

Plug-in written by Ian Cugley.

Cautionary Time Signatures

Version 01.05.00
Added 22 Apr 2008 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Forces all selected time signatures to use cautionary or to not use cautionary.

Updated 2 April 2009 for internal code cleanup

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Replace Color

Version 01.10.00
Added 03 Mar 2009 (last updated 26 Apr 2016)

For use with Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Changes the color of all selected objects that match the original color to be the replacement color. It will only replace \\\'\\\'added\\\'\\\' colors, such as from Edit > Color or a plugin, not the built-in colors.

You can remove coloring by setting the replacement color to Black, or add colors by setting the original color to black.

If you want to replace the colors of system objects, such as Tempo text, run the plugin with a system (double purple box) selection.

Updated 24 June 2012 to fix version information.

Updated 13Feb2015 to respell version name; no code change, no update of version number.

Updated 26 April 2016 to allow coloring of individual note objects

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Extend Slur / Extend Hairpin

Version 01.09.00
Added 19 Mar 2009 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This plugin finds the line (usually a slur) that *ends* closest to the first selected note in each voice of the selection, and extends it to the note. The line must be attached to the same staff as the selected note(s). The line must either match the voice of the note or be set to \\\"all voices\\\".

If more than one line ends at the same point, the plugin will choose the one that started first, which tends to extend the outside slur when there are nested slurs.

The intended use is during note input, to extend an existing slur to cover recently added notes without leaving note input mode. It is useful to assign a keyboard shortcut to this plugin.

If the plugin is run with no selected notes or (non bar) rests, a dialog will appear to allow you to choose a different type of line to be extended (such as hairpins). To actually extend a line, close the dialog, select a note, and run the plugin again.

You may have to adjust the endpoint of lines other than slurs.

Extend Hairpin is also included in the .zip file. It is essentially the same plugin but defaults to finding Hairpins instead of Slurs.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Identify Selected Object

Added 17 Apr 2009 (last updated 22 Aug 2017)

For use with Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This plug-in identifies all of the selected objects. While it is really intended to identify a single object, it can accurately create a list of identifications for a multiple or passage selection. The plugin gives all of the properties listed in the properties window, as well as some \'behind the scenes\' information. For example, formatting and font information is provided for text objects. One of the most beneficial usages of the plugin is in dissecting scores that you yourself may not have created. In such instances it is useful to be able to accurately identify exactly what an object is so that it can either be recreated or modified.

Plug-in written by Roman Molino Dunn.

Move Passage Selection Up or Down A Staff

Added 29 Jul 2009 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

In Avid's industry-standard software Pro Tools, there is often a need to navigate the music using a selection. For example, if you make a selection in one instrument and wish to jump to another instrument whilst retaining the original selection's boundaries you can easily do so using Pro Tools's built-in shortcuts. There certainly exists a need for this type of navigation in Sibelius; however, in Sibelius if you wish to jump a passage selection up or down to another staff, there is no quick way to do so.

To remedy this, simply assign shortcuts to these two selection navigation plug-ins, which are useful for copying and pasting from one staff to another, quickly pasting throughout staves, toggling through them, or for allowing the engraver to adjust staff spacing without ever having to use the mouse or a combination of shortcuts. Currently it toggles through even staves that are hidden, so if your selection goes off the screen it is because you are selecting a staff that is currently hidden. Compatible with Sibelius 4, 5, and 6.

Plug-in written by Roman Molino Dunn.

Add Note Names

Added 02 May 2010 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This is an update of the plugin that ships with Sibelius 6.2 and earlier. The update allows it to process notes selected with a multiple (non-passage) selection. Earlier versions would select the entire score if there were not a passage selection. So now you can filter notes and run the plugin on the result.

One small quirk is that if you select only some notes of a chord, the chord will be processed as if it were completely selected. However, unselected single notes in a bar will not be processed (unlike earlier versions).

Updated by Bob Zawalich.

Plug-in written by Sibelius Software.

Run Previous Plug-in (for use with Fixed Plug-in Shortcuts)

Added 16 Oct 2010 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Have you noticed a slight delay every time you use Fixed Plug-in Shortcuts? Do you want to save even more time on Sibelius? Often you just want to rerun the last plug-in that you had selected, such as Cresc./Dim. Playback, Change Dynamics or Insert Current Dynamics. Run Previous Plug-in is the answer. It will immediately open the last plug-in you ran. Give it a shortcut similar to Fixed Plug-in Shortcuts, so if you are using F5 as suggested, why not used F6? Using Sibelius is time consuming and we need to save as much clicking and typing as we can. Even the download is quick (only 691 bytes!).

Plug-in written by Corwin Newall.

Fill Score Info for Sibelius 4

Version 01.31.00
Added 25 Apr 2011 (last updated 24 Jun 2012)

For use with Sibelius 4 and Sibelius 4.1

Fill Score Info will take data from edit boxes in a dialog and put them into the File > Score Info fields. It can be run on a single score or on a folder of scores.

It can also take Title, Composer, Lyricist or Copyright text in the score and put those into the corresponding Score Info fields. It can optionally fill only empty Score Info fields, and leave already filled ones alone.

For Sibelius 5 and later use Fill Score Info.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Distribute Score Info for Sibelius 4

Version 01.27.00
Added 17 May 2011 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 4 and Sibelius 4.1

Distribute Score Info takes data from the File > Score Info Title, Composer, Lyricist or Copyright fields and replaces the contents of any existing Title, Composer, Lyricist or Copyright text items with this data. If no such text items exist, the plug-in will create an appropriate item in the first bar of the score. It can write out a wildcard for the data, or the data itself.

For Sibelius 5 or later use Distribute Score Info.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.