Respell Uncommon Accidentals

Version 01.40.00
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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Multirests and Empty Bars

Version 04.00.00
Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 16 Jul 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

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 20156. 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.

    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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Edit Instrument Names

Version 02.16.00
Added 02 Dec 2005 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

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

This plug-in allows you to edit the full and short instrument names, even if the name is empty, and difficult to click on. It creates a list of the instrument names (both the current visible name and the name when the instrument was created) of all staves in a score, and lets you change them.

It attempts to maintain font changes in the instrument name (such as the Opus Text change to b in Clarinet in Bb). You should check such names carefully, however.

Rewritten in February 2009 to allow up to 30 instruments to be updated one one dialog screen, and have multiple screens for more instruments.

Updated 23 February 2009 to improve tabbing order when there is more than 1 column of instruments.

Description edited - no longer works in v4

Updated 9 August 2011 for Sib 7 font compatibility

Updated 17 January 2012 to make dialog text fit better in Sib 7.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Hide Duplicate Rests

Version 01.16.00
Added 21 Dec 2005 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

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

This plug-in hides (but does not delete) rests that duplicate a rest (of the same position and duration) in another voice. It requires Sibelius 4.1 or later.

Updated 2 November 2009 to allow dialog to be hidden and results reporting to be optional

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Updated 9 August 2011 for Sib 7 dialog control changes

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Hide Rests in Voice

Version 02.02.00
Added 21 Dec 2005 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

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

This plug-in hides (but does not delete) selected rests in any chosen voice(s). It requires Sibelius 4.1 or later.

Updated 2 December 2011 to select hidden or shown rests (in Sib 5 or later) so they can easily be deleted if desired.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Remove Duplicate Hit Points

Version 01.04.00
Added 22 Dec 2005 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

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

This plug-in removes hit points with the same label and time as another hit point in the score.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Trace Hidden Objects

Version 01.02.00
Added 19 Apr 2006 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

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

This plug-in writes to the Trace Window the locations of all objects in the score (or current part) that have been hidden, which can be useful when proof-reading your score.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Lower & Raise Pitch Chromatically

Version 01.50.00
Added 24 Apr 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

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.

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.

Combine Rests Empty Voices

Version 01.00.00
Added 30 Aug 2006 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

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

Combine Rests Empty Voices combines rests in a voice that contains only rests. It creates the largest single rest possible. It also hides the rests in empty voices for all voices later than the first voice containing notes or rests.

>p>Updated 21 June 2010. For Sib 5 or later, the plugin will now produce bar rests when possible, rather than just large rests.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Distribute Score Info

Version 01.50.00
Added 18 Sep 2006 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

Distribute Score Info takes data from the File > Score Info Title, Composer, Lyricist, Subtitle, Dedication, or Copyright fields and replaces the contents of any existing Title, Composer, Lyricist, Subtitle, Dedication, 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.

Updated 6 February 2014 to fix subtitle bug.

Updated 21 February 2012 to handle unsaved scores better.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Fill Score Info

Version 01.38.00
Added 18 Sep 2006 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

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.

If can be very useful for scores to be published on the web via Scorch (which require Score Info data, in order for the web page templates to look correct), and also as a starting point for database programs that can look at the Score Info fields, such as the Create Score Database plug-in.

Updated 26 April 2011. Include Subtitle and other fields not available in Sibelius 4. Now requires Sibelius 5 or later. For Sib 4, see Fill Score Info for Sibelius 4.

Updated 29 May 2011. New option (on by default) to maintain formatting in system text imported from the score. Useful for multi-line text. Be careful using this if you will generate Scorch files that use Score Info data, as formatting may not be accepted in all fields.

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.

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.

Guitar Capo Notation_Sib 4

Added 27 Apr 2007 (last updated 07 Aug 2016)

For use with Sibelius 4.1 and Sibelius 5

This is a set of resources for notating guitar music that uses a capo, especially in TAB staves. TAB staves do not support transposition changes, so if you want a staff that plays back at the correct pitch, you must define a staff type whose pitches are the pitches at the capoed fret.

  1. Capo Notation plug-in. This plug-in takes an initial key and guitar tuning and calculates the tunings at various capo positions. It also calculates the transposition interval, final key, and transposition change setting for notation staves.
  2. Special capo clef house styles. This is a series of house styles, each of which redefines the symbol \"Tall 4 string tab clef\", which is used for a clef style in Create > Clef. The house style name explains the kind of clef available (such as \"Tab Capo Clef Full 1.lib\", which has a marking for a full capo on fret 1, or \"Tab Capo Clef E Sus 2.lib\", which has a marker for a partial capo on strings 3, 4, and 5 on fret 2). Import the symbols from the desired house style into the document containing the TAB staff, and then use Create > Clef.
  3. Capoed TAB staff definition house style, \"Capoed Staff Types\". This contains staff type definitions for tunings capoed from 1 to 12 frets, with both sharp and flat variants for these tunings:
    • Standard, no rhythms
    • Standard, with rhythms
    • DADGAD
    • Dropped D
    • Double D
    • D minor
    • Open A
    • Open C
    • Open D
    • Open G
    • Open A
  4. A set of scores, suitable for saving as manuscript paper, set up for standard tuning guitar (with rhythms) capoed from frets 1 to 12. A sample score that demonstrates how to set up a score for standard tuning capoed at fret 2 is also included.

To use these, you can make a copy of one of the included scores if applicable, or make up you own scores from the included parts.

Run the plug-in to determine which type of TAB staff you will need, or guess from the house style names after importing the staff types in house style \"Capoed Staff Types\". Then if you want a graphic marker, import the Tab… house styles appropriate to your TAB staff (only import symbols, noteheads, and text styles from these House Styles). If you have a standard tuning staff capoed with a complete capo on the 3rd fret, you should import \"Tab Capo Clef Full 3.lib\". Then Create > Clef, and pick the last TAB clef, the one with the line and number next to the word TAB.

The resulting TAB staves will play back at the capoed pitch and look nice too!

CapoNotation.plg updated 9 August 2011 to Sib 7 dialog control fixes.

Updated and renamed 8 August 2016 to reflect the fact the the scores and House Styles were built for Sibelius 4 and do not work in Sibelius 6 and later. A new plugin suite Guitar Capo Notation has been added with files that work in current versions of Sibelius

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Instrument List

Version 01.10.00
Added 05 May 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 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.

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.

Convert Folder of Scores to Earlier Sibelius Version

Version 01.18.00
Added 05 Oct 2007 (last updated 24 Jun 2012)

For use with Sibelius 5

Converts a folder of Sibelius 5 scores to Sib 4, 3, or 2 format.

For Sibelius 6, use the shipping version of this plugin.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Export Each Staff As Audio

Version 01.08.00
Added 05 Oct 2007 (last updated 22 Jun 2012)

For use with Sibelius 5

Creates audio files for each staff or instrument (if multi-staff) in a score.

For Sibelius 6, use the shipping version of this plugin.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Add Bar Rests In Empty Voices

Version 01.03.00
Added 05 Oct 2007 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

Adds bar rests to chosen empty voices in selected bars (empty voices contain neither notes, rests, nor tuplets).

Updated 21 March 2010 to allow result display to be turned off.

Updated 9 August 2011 for Sib 7 dialog control changes

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Bookmark

Version 01.62.00
Added 05 Oct 2007 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

Lets you add, delete, and go to hidden text objects (or hitpoints) that will function as bookmarks. The bookmark will stay at the same location when music is added, deleted or reformatted. Bookmarks can also be navigated to using the Go To plugin.

Updated 9 November 2009 to allow Comments in Sib 6 to be used as bookmarks

Updated 25 May 2010 to handle out-of-range hitpoint bookmarks.

Updated 5 November 2011 to make the main dialog work more smoothly.

Updated 6 November 2011 to fix Delete All.

Updated 6 April 2013 to fix bug in Delete.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Go To

Version 01.46.00
Added 05 Oct 2007 (last updated 05 Jun 2016)

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

Lets you navigate to rehearsal marks, hit points, bar number changes, bookmarks (as created in the Bookmark plugin), special barlines, or dynamics.

Updated April 30, 2008 to allow Go To Special Barlines.

Updated July 28,2008 to select the previous search object relative to the start of selection and to add Go To Dynamics, which shows the currently active dynamic.

Updated December 19,2008 to fix problems with Dynamics if there was no initial selection.

Updated 14 Feb 2009. Fix if only barline selected and disable lists if empty.

Updated 24 August 2009 You can now just type in a target (such as a Rehearsal Mark name, as well as finding it in a list.

Updated 28 August 2009 You can now type letter/number names for bracketed Rehearsal Marks.

Updated 30 August 2011. Fix bug if selected objects chosen and there was no selection; add text to Restore button.

Updated 1 September 2015. Corrections to Go To Selected Objects

Updated 7 February 2016 fixed GO To button so it closes dialog as intended.

Updated 26 April 2016. Improved bring into view for selected objects.

Updated 8 May 2016 to greatly speed up go to selected objects in Sib 6 and later.

Updated 5 June 2016 to fix a bug preventing objects at the same location from being listed separately.

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  • Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Filter Dynamics

    Version 01.12.00
    Added 05 Oct 2007 (last updated 24 Jun 2012)

    For use with Sibelius 5

    Similar to the Sibelius dynamics filter, but filters expression text and all hairpins that are derived from the originals, including from silence and dashed hairpins.

    This plugin will run in Sibelius 6, but it should not be needed. Use the built-in filters instead.

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Filter Hairpins

    Version 01.12.00
    Added 05 Oct 2007 (last updated 24 Jun 2012)

    For use with Sibelius 5

    Similar to the Sibelius 5 hairpin filter,but filters all hairpins that are derived from the originals, including from silence and dashed hairpins.

    This plugin will run in Sibelius 6, but it should not be needed. Use the built-in filters instead.

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Custom Filter

    Version 01.30.00
    Added 05 Oct 2007 (last updated 17 Apr 2016)

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

    A filter that will filter lines as written, but which is designed to be modified. Change the condition in the IsDesiredObject method. The remaining code will filter objects that pass the IsObjectDesired test.

    Updated October 10, 2007 to filter for Highlights rather than lines (Edit-Filter can filter lines).

    Updated 17 April 2016 to check for empty selections as ask to select entire score.

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Filter Objects In Bar

    Version 01.26.00
    Added 05 Oct 2007 (last updated 28 Aug 2016)

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

    Adds filters for objects by their Type property (Rehearsal Mark, Text, NoteRest, Instrument Change, etc).

    Updated October 16, 2007 to also filter HighLights

    Updated June 8, 2008 to filter BarNumbers and to allow objects not in the list to be used.

    Updated August 5, 2008 to use better defaults.

    Updated August 29, 2008 to look in system staff for system objects even without a system selection.

    Updated September 9, 2008 to clean up user interface (all entries are now visible at once), and you can type a case-insensitive prefix to select in the list.

    Updated 5 April 2012 to add Guitar Scale Diagrams to the list of objects to filter.

    Updated 28 August 2016. Added Annotations to list of objects to filter.

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Find Rehearsal Mark

    Version 01.15.00
    Added 05 Oct 2007 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

    Finds the following (default) or previous rehearsal mark (if any), starting from the start of the selection. To choose direction, run the plug-in with no selection.

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Find Bar Number Change

    Version 01.15.00
    Added 05 Oct 2007 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

    Finds the following (default) or previous bar number change (if any), starting from the start of the selection. To choose direction, run the plug-in with no selection.

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Delete Empty Text Strings

    Version 01.50.00
    Added 05 Oct 2007 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

    Deletes truly empty text strings, which were probably put into a score by a plug-in or file converter. These are usually not a problem, but if they are, this will clean them up.

    Updated Jan 1, 2009 to add staff info to trace.

    Updated Jan 11, 2009 to fix bug that deleted *all* text if the all-spaces checkbox was unchecked.

    Updated 12 Feb 2009 to restructure some code.

    Updated 16 May 2009 to allow empty and spaces only strings to be deleted separately, and also added a trace-only option

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Find Colored Objects

    Version 01.50.00
    Added 05 Oct 2007 (last updated 26 Apr 2016)

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

    Finds the following (default) or previous occurrence of an object of a chosen color starting from the start of the selection. To choose direction or color, run the plugin with no selection.

    From Sibelius 8.3 on, use Filter Colored Objects to locate the objects and Go To > Selected Objects to navigate among them.

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Delete Duplicate Text Lines Symbols

    Version 01.03.00
    Added 06 Oct 2007 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

    Deletes copies of text objects, lines, or symbols that have the same properties and location as another object of the same type.

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Replace Rests With Bar Rests

    Version 01.01.00
    Added 06 Oct 2007 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

    Adds bar rests to voices in selected bars which contain rests, but neither notes, nor tuplets. Essentially replaces multiple rests with a bar rest as appropriate. Optionally skips bars of small duration (user can select the minimum duration).

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Move System Objects For Delete Bar

    Version 01.50.00
    Added 06 Oct 2007 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

    This is an update of Copy Text For Delete Bar. Copies any system objects (such as Title, Composer, or Instrument name at top left, time signatures, key signatures, rehearsal marks) 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 objects. 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 15 May 2010 to fix incorrect copying of time signatures from pickup bars and special barlines

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Split Multirests

    Version 01.55.00
    Added 06 Oct 2007 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

    Breaks up multirests at various intervals using true split multirest breaks (the previous version used hidden text).

    Updated June 7, 2008 to allow multirests to be split before and after irregular bars

    Updated February 7, 2009 to add a separate option to split all multirests and to allow totals notification to be inhibited.

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

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Change Case

    Version 01.59.00
    Added 06 Oct 2007 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

    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.

    Unlike earlier versions, multiple line text will be retained as will any internal formatting (fonts or bold/italic, etc.).

    Updated March 26, 2008 to allow changing the case of non-\\\\\\\"English\\\\\\\" characters, thanks to the MakeChangecase plugin (included in the zip file) which was generously contributed by Andrew Moschou. These include accented, Greek, and Cyrillic characters.

    Please note: do not use this plugin on bold Expression text or chord symbols, or any other text that uses a font that does not have matching upper and lower case letters in the traditional locations.

    Updated February 7, 2009 to change the Instrument Names code to only use special flat accidentals for lower case b if it follows A, B, D, or E.

    Updated April 20, 2009 to put the MakeChangeCase plugin back in the zip file

    Updated 29 Sept 2011 to rename file on download page.

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich and Andrew Moschou.

    Add Chord Diagrams

    Version 01.20.00
    Added 06 Oct 2007 (last updated 24 Jun 2012)

    For use with Sibelius 5

    Adds chords diagrams at the same location as selected chord symbols. The chord voicings are determined by what is currently selected in the Create Chord Diagram dialog.

    Updated 2 April 2009 for internal code cleanup

    This plugin will run in Sibelius 6, but it should not be needed. Use the new ability of chord symbols to hide or show diagrams instead.

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Set Play On Pass

    Version 01.12.00
    Added 06 Oct 2007 (last updated 21 May 2016)

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

    Toggles (default), disables, or enables all 8 passes of Play on Pass for any selected objects. To change the option from Toggle, run the plugin with no selection. It will change *all* selected objects, so it will often be useful to filter just the items you want to change.

    Updated January 15, 2008 to add a \"Show dialog\" flag to the dialog so it can be run with the dialog always visible. The flag is on by default so it will always appear the first time the plugin is run.

    Updated 31 January 2012 to give options for individual passes.

    Updated 21 May 2016 so you can cancel the dialog when run with no selection and the setting changes will still be recorded.

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Restore Tempo

    Version 01.15.00
    Added 06 Oct 2007 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

    Restores the tempo at the start of the selection to the end of the selection. It can be used for “a tempo”.

    Updated 18 December 2011 to add in missing variable.

    Updated 19 December 2011. New option for text style, options saved across Sibelius sessions, new warning text.

    Updated 21 December 2011. Fixed bug that gave wrong values if time signature changes within the selection range.

    Updated 22 December 2011. Changed the way a beat is calculated to match what Sibelius does for current tempo.

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Delete or Update Title Page

    Version 01.20.00
    Added 06 Oct 2007 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

    Deletes title pages that use hidden bars (with staff type or instrument changes). Also deletes Sib 5 Special Page Break title pages or selected blank pages.

    Can also convert title pages created using hidden staff changes into Sib 5 Special Page Break pages. Manual adjustment of position of text will be required.

    Renamed from Update Title Page on November 27, 2007

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Pedal Lines

    Version 01.06.00
    Added 06 Oct 2007 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

    Reads MIDI pedal control messages and converts them to pedal lines. You must make a passage selection. It will convert pairs of ~C64 (sustain pedal), ~C66 (sostenuto pedal) or ~C67 (soft pedal) messages, and will optionally delete the messages. You can choose pedal line styles for different controllers.

    Updated 2 October 2011 to fix error message that said "false" instead of "0".

    Updated 18 October 2011 to ignore (with warnings) unmatched OFF messages and to create short lines for any unmatched ON messages. This lets the plugin do more with scores where the MIDI message are not properly matched, but if you see messages, check the output VERY carefully, because some pedal lines will surely be the wrong position or the wrong length. I recommend not having the plugin delete MIDI messages if you see warnings, so you can do better manual adjustments.

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Inverse Select Notes

    Version 01.01.00
    Added 06 Oct 2007 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

    Selects any unselected notes in a chord consisting of more than 1 note, and unselects previously selected notes.

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Exchange Staff Contents

    Version 01.25.00
    Added 06 Oct 2007 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

    Swaps the contents of 2 selected staves. If two staves are selected, they will be swapped. If more than two staves are selected, the top and bottom staves are swapped.

    Updated 1 July 2012 to fix problems with irregular bars and some unusual selection.

    Updated 4 November 2012 to fix problems with partially selected bars. Thanks, Laurence! Please note that you should not use dragged-box passage selections with this plugin - use keyboard or click-shift click selecting instead.

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Create Insert Symbol Plugin

    Version 02.05.00
    Added 06 Oct 2007 (last updated 08 Mar 2016)

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

    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.

    Updated 2 April 2009 for internal code cleanup

    Updated April 13, 2009. Added the ability to choose vertical position of a staff symbol relative to a selected note.

    Updated 22 July 2009. Added ability to center a symbol horizontally in a bar, and also the ability, in Sib 6, to turn off Magnetic Layout for inserted symbols

    Updated 13 October 2010. Fixed bug that ignored clef change in bar 1.

    Updated 9 August 2011 for Sib 7 user file location compatibility

    Updated 22 October 2011 to fix Sib 7 file changes.

    <0>Updated 7 March 2016 to have default be symbol be first selected symbol, if any.

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Insert One Symbol

    Version 01.85.00
    Added 06 Oct 2007 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

    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. Updated to list Sibelius 5 symbols.

    To determine which symbol will be inserted, a dialog comes up the first time you run the plugin in a session, or if you run the plugin with no selection. The dialog lets you select a symbol, its size, and whether it is attached to a system or a staff. The 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.

    Updated 2 April 2009 for internal code cleanup

    Updated April 13, 2009. Added the ability to choose vertical position of a staff symbol relative to a selected note. Also, Insert One Symbol Show Dialog is no longer required. Now the dialog comes up the first time you run the plugin in a session, or if you run the plugin with no selection. A checkbox on the dialog will let you run the plugin with no dialog showing.

    Updated 22 July 2009. Added ability to center a symbol horizontally in a bar, and also the ability, in Sib 6, to turn off Magnetic Layout for inserted symbols

    Updated 13 October 2010. Fixed bug that ignored clef change in bar 1.

    Use this version for Sibelius 5 and later. For Sibelius version 4 use the plugin Insert One Symbol for Sibelius 4.

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Custom Find

    Version 01.50.00
    Added 17 Oct 2007 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

    A plugin that will find Highlights as is, but which is designed to be modified. Change the condition in the IsDesiredObject method. The remaining code will find objects that pass the IsObjectDesired test.

    Finds starting from the start of the selection. To choose direction, run the plugin with no selection.

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Find Highlights

    Version 01.50.00
    Added 17 Oct 2007 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

    Finds the following (default) or previous occurrence of a Highlight starting from the start of the selection. To choose direction, run the plugin with no selection.

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Hidden Instrument Change

    Version 01.76.00
    Added 22 Oct 2007 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

    Adds an instrument change to No instrument(hidden).

    This is equivalent to using Create > Other > Instrument Change > Others > No instrument (Hidden) with no clef and no warning text. Assign a shortcut if you will use it often.

    Updated 22 October 2009. This update restores the original instrument after a passage selection, which it did before Sibelius 6.1

    Updated 5 January 2010. This update lets a change at the start of the first bar hide the initial clef. Also, if you run with no selection it brings up some options to allow you to choose warning text.

    Updated 24 March 2010 minor bug fix.

    Updated 27 April 2010.

    Note that there are 2 ways that the plugin might not restore the original instrument as of Sibelius 6.2. The first is if you make a non-passage (blue box) selection. So if you want the restoration, always make a passage selection. The second way is if you select a single bar, and have turned off the Note Input Preference Restore Original Item After Single Bar Selection. If you want the plugin to restore the original instrument, you must turn this preference on.

    Updated 15 May 2010. New option to Always restore instrument in single bar selection (on by default).

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Add Rehearsal Marks to Double Barlines

    Added 08 Nov 2007 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

    This plug-in simply creates a rehearsal mark on every double barline in your score.

    Plug-in written by Neil Sands.

    Bracket Expression Text

    Version 01.88.00
    Added 15 Nov 2007 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

    Puts brackets or parentheses (or any chosen character(s)) around selected expression text. It is especially useful for bold expressions entered with the ctrl or cmnd key, since those involve a font change.

    Updated 7 November 2009 to add spacing around 'f' characters to avoid collisions with the brackets. Sib 6.1 is recommended, though it will work in Sib 5.

    Updated 23 Feb 2011. It now allows you to process Expression dynamic text (which starts with a font change, and is typically bold) separately from normal expression text. It also allows to to use bold brackets for dynamics only or for all expressions.

    Updated 21 November 2011 to handle dynamics correctly in Sib 7.

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    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.

    Create Blank Page

    Version 01.01.00
    Added 14 Dec 2007 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

    Adds one or more blank pages before or after a selection. (This is somewhat redundant because it just adds a Special Page Break, but it avoids having to select a barline and is comparable to Create Title Page).

    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.

    Replace Chord Diagrams With Chord Symbols

    Version 01.06.00
    Added 11 Jan 2008 (last updated 24 Jun 2012)

    For use with Sibelius 5

    This plug-in replaces guitar chord diagrams in the current score with text chord symbols.

    Updated August 21, 2008 to work around problem with the plugin being unable to delete chord diagrams in Sib 5.2. It will now add the chord symbols and select the chord diagrams so they may be manually deleted.

    Updated August 25, 2008 to work around problem with the plugin being unable to *select* chord diagrams in Sib 5.2. It will now only add the chord symbols and it advises you to filter the chord diagrams so you can delete them.

    This plugin will run in Sibelius 6, but it should not be needed. Use the built-in ability of chord symbols to show or hide diagrams instead.

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Scordatura

    Version 01.50.00
    Added 03 Mar 2008 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

    This plug-in creates a scordatura staff for a stringed instrument in an altered tuning. Effectively it maps pitches so that they appear as if the notes were in standard tuning.

    More specifically, it maps a (string, position) value from an altered tuning to the note that represents the same (string, position) value in standard tuning. (Example: D2 on the low D string on a DADGAD tuned guitar is string 6 fret 0). In standard tuning, string 6 fret 0 is E2. So the plugin will rewrite the note D2 (in a notation staff) to be E2.

    A scordatura staff will not play back the way you might like it to.

    Check Google for \\\"scordatura\\\" if you are not clear what that means. If you are not clear on whether you want to use this you should probably not!

    WARNING: this plugin will completely rewrite the selected staves. Save and maybe make a copy of your score before running. Make a copy of the original notation staff, and run the plugin on that copy.

    You must specify the standard tuning and altered tuning used, in the form Sibelius uses for editing staff types. So guitar standard tuning is E2, A2, D3, G3, B3, E4 (low to high).

    There are lists of common instruments in the dialog, and if what you want is not in the list, find something close and modify it. Be careful to get the octaves correct. One other way to get the pitches for strings is to enter the notes for the open strings in a notation staff, then select each note and look for the name in the Notes pane of the Properties Window.

    See Help for more information, including a discussion of the ambiguity of scordatura.

    Updated 27 Feb 2009 to replace .plg file with .zip file

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Save Score With Date

    Version 01.20.00
    Added 17 Mar 2008 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

    This plugin saves a copy of the current score, combining the current date and/or time with the file name. The original score remains open and unchanged. This is useful for making date-stamped backup scores. The plugin requires a simple one-time setup to determine the format of the date on your machine. It allows you to choose one of a number of formats for the saved file name (such as file_03132008.sib or 081303_file.sib), and it will remember your preferences.

    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.

    Highlight Entire Selection

    Version 01.07.00
    Added 07 Apr 2008 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

    Adds a highlight to all selected staves, rather than just the top staff (which is what Create Highlight does). The highlight is not continuous, but is one Highlight line per selected staff.

    Updated April 10, 2008 to allow coloring the highlight, and to delete selected highlights in addition to adding them. There is now a dialog that can be turned off after the first display.

    Updated April 12, 2008 to fix endpoint on single bar selections

    Updated 31 May, 2010 to include Comment user colors if Comments are present

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Remove Selected Highlights

    Version 01.03.00
    Added 10 Apr 2008 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

    Removes any highlight lines within the current selection.

    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.

    Reposition Dynamics

    Version 01.07.00
    Added 14 Apr 2008 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

    Processes Expression text and hairpins for \"vocal\" staves, which expect dynamics to go above, rather than below the staff. It will also move dynamics on non-vocal staves to the bottom of the staff.

    If it finds dynamics in the wrong location relative to the center staff line, it will move them to the corresponding location on the opposite side of the center staff line.

    This is useful for scores with a mix of vocal and non vocal staves.

    It does not change the text or line style, but moves the objects as you would by dragging them by hand; \"Reset Position\" will restore them to their original position. It will not change the position of objects that are already on the correct side of the center line.

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Replace Deleted Rests

    Version 01.08.00
    Added 20 Apr 2008 (last updated 25 Feb 2016)

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

    Looks for places where rests have been deleted rather than hidden, and will add rests back. By default it will hide the added rests.

    It can also trace the locations of deleted rests

    Updated 24 Feb 2016 to prevent unwanted duplication of non-note objects.

    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.

    Fix TAB Collisions

    Version 01.11.00
    Added 29 Apr 2008 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

    Looks on a TAB staff for places where there are 2 or more notes on the same string and the same starting position in a bar, and it tries to move notes to different strings.

    It can trace the location of any notes it moves.

    It won\'t try if there are more notes than strings. It tries to correct notes that have no string assignment. It will skip grace notes and unison notes with the same duration (though the location of skipped unison notes will be traced).

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Add Pickup Bar

    Version 01.76.00
    Added 09 May 2008 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

    Adds a pickup bar of a specified length before a specified bar. It moves any system objects (title, copyright, time signature, etc.) formerly attached to the following bar to the pickup bar.

    Specify the pickup bar length by choosing from the list box or typing the first letter or number (key) in the list, with optional plus signs or spaces separating multiple entries.

    Updated 2 April 2009 for internal code cleanup

    Updated 15 May 2010 to fix incorrect copying of special barlines.

    Updated 29 November 2011 to add . (dot) as an allowable duration.

    Updated 24 January 2012 to fix issues with bar number changes.

    Updated 26 February 2012 to fix dialog text overflow in Sib 7

    Updated 14 March 2012 to add warnings where score starts with a page number change or with hidden staves.

    Updated 19 October 2012. For Sib 7.1.3 and later, the plugin will now restore the Hide Empty Staves state of all the staves that were hidden before adding the pickup bar.

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Draw Free Rhythm Barline

    Added 14 May 2008 (last updated 06 Sep 2009)

    For use with Sibelius 5

    This plug-in allows composers to write music directly into Sibelius, without having to think about bar lengths or time signatures. They can simply enter notes, and when they want to draw a barline at the end of a bar, they run this plug-in. The plug-in draws the barline, and calculates the appropriate time signature. It then advances the note input caret ready for the next note. For some composers, this offers a much more natural approach to using Sibelius as a composition tool than what they've been used to.

    For Sibelius 6, use the shipping version of this plugin.

    Plug-in written by Neil Sands.

    Add Pipe Ornaments

    Version 01.40.00
    Added 11 Jun 2008 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

    Add bagpipe grace note ornaments before a selected note. Choose a named ornament from a list (Doublings, Embellishments, Piobaireachd, Grace Notes, Custom) or customize your own ornaments. Customized ornaments are saved across Sibelius sessions.

    Updated June 17, 2008 to fix problems when the \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"do not show dialog\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" button is active

    Updated August 5, 2008 to make dialog come up initially by default

    Updated February 2, 2009 to add explanation for editing custom entries.

    Updated 31 December 2010 to match changes made in the Bagpipes suite

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Merge Bars

    Version 01.50.00
    Added 29 Jul 2008 (last updated 28 Aug 2014)

    For use with Sibelius 5 and Sibelius 6

    Merges adjacent bars into a single larger bar.

    It requires a passage (blue box) selection of at least 2 bars. Any unselected portions of the first and last bars selected will be split off as separate bars.

    Any blank pages attached to barlines that are merged will be lost.

    It can draw barlines where the barlines were, but their spacing must be adjusted manually. It can also reset bar numbering in the following bars.

    One use is to simulate tuplets crossing a barline. Merge 2 bars so the tuplet crosses the former barline, then draw in a barline.

    For Sibelius 7 and later, Merge Bars ships with Sibelius and is invoked from Home-Bars-Join. Use the shipping version rather than installing this plugin (which is an earlier version).

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Arpeggiate Chords

    Version 01.05.00
    Added 10 Aug 2008 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

    Writes out the pitches of notated chords (not chord symbols or diagrams) as separate notes so they can be clicked on and heard individually. It will generate a new instrument at the bottom of the score, and arpeggiate the notes of chords in the first selected staff.

    *** Notes in tuplets and grace notes will not be arpeggiated.

    Notes in different voices playing concurrently will be treated as part of the chord to be arpeggiated.

    Rests can be hidden in the output instrument.

    The arpeggiated notes will play at the same duration as the original chord; in some cases this will require the arpeggio to be placed in a tuplet. If this happens, all notes in the chord will be made into a single voice (otherwise the original voice is maintained).

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Transform Scale for Sibelius 5 (English)

    Added 26 Sep 2008 (last updated 08 Oct 2012)

    For use with Sibelius 5

    This updated plug-in corrects a problem with the version that shipped with Sibelius 5.2.5 whereby the plug-in would fail with the error Run:129-Method TranslatePitchIntoEnglish not found.

    This plugin is not needed in Sibelius 6.

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Transform Scale for Sibelius 5 (German)

    Added 26 Sep 2008 (last updated 08 Oct 2012)

    For use with Sibelius 5

    This updated plug-in corrects a problem with the version that shipped with Sibelius 5.2.5 whereby the plug-in would fail with the error Run:129-Method TranslatePitchIntoEnglish not found.

    This version is for the German-language version of Sibelius.

    This plugin is not needed in Sibelius 6.

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Transform Scale for Sibelius 5 (Italian)

    Added 26 Sep 2008 (last updated 08 Oct 2012)

    For use with Sibelius 5

    This updated plug-in corrects a problem with the version that shipped with Sibelius 5.2.5 whereby the plug-in would fail with the error Run:129-Method TranslatePitchIntoEnglish not found.

    This version is for the Italian-language version of Sibelius.

    This plugin is not needed in Sibelius 6.

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Transform Scale for Sibelius 5 (Japanese)

    Added 26 Sep 2008 (last updated 08 Oct 2012)

    For use with Sibelius 5

    This updated plug-in corrects a problem with the version that shipped with Sibelius 5.2.5 whereby the plug-in would fail with the error Run:129-Method TranslatePitchIntoEnglish not found.

    This version is for the Japanese-language version of Sibelius.

    This plugin is not needed in Sibelius 6.

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Transform Scale for Sibelius 5 (Spanish)

    Added 26 Sep 2008 (last updated 08 Oct 2012)

    For use with Sibelius 5

    This updated plug-in corrects a problem with the version that shipped with Sibelius 5.2.5 whereby the plug-in would fail with the error Run:129-Method TranslatePitchIntoEnglish not found.

    This version is for the Spanish-language version of Sibelius.

    This plugin is not needed in Sibelius 6.

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Current Dynamics

    Version 01.20.00
    Added 03 Oct 2008 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

    Displays the most recent dynamics marking (expression text or hairpin) for each staff in the score at the start of the selection. The list is in the debug trace window, which can stay on screen after the plugin runs.

    Updated 7 October 2008 to allow multiple dynamics at same location and improve choice of dynamics for multi-stave instruments.

    Updated 12 May 2009 to show multiple adjacent hairpins.

    Updated 14 August 2011 to filter out some expression text that is unlikely to be dynamics

    Updated 16 October 2012 to change Dynamics text to be recognized as Expression text that matches a list of dynamics words.

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Counterpoint Intervals

    Version 01.04.00
    Added 23 Oct 2008 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

    Calculates the intervals between notes in adjacent staves (in Fux-style counterpoint) and writes the interval below the upper staff in Lyrics text style. Intended for use by teachers writing counterpoint examples. Works only with single notes and one voice per staff.

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Filter Notes Tied To - Simple

    Version 01.10.00
    Added 03 Nov 2008 (last updated 09 May 2016)

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

    Filters notes in a selection that are the targets of a tied note, i.e., if one note is tied to a second note, the filter will select the second note.

    This plugin will not catch all notes that are tied to. It assumes that the note with the ties immediately precedes its target, and so will miss arpeggiated notes tied to a block chord. It will also miss notes tied to from a note in a different voice. It general, for simple cases it works well, but please check all output carefully, and do not assume it is always correct.

    This was intended for the use of selecting target notes in guitar tab, to make it easier to hide them, but there are likely many other uses as well. The Filter Other plugin has an option to filter tied notes, and these may find uses in tandem.

    Updated 27 May 2010. A dialog was added, along with the ability to deselect as well as select notes.

    Updated 5 April 2010. Changed initial test to allow plugin to run in Sibelius 5.25.

    Updated 9 May 2016. Reworked the way tied to notes are calculated for better results and faster execution.

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Input Durations

    Added 12 Nov 2008 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

    The Input Durations plugins are a set of Sibelius plugins that allow you to enter notes into a score by specifying only the duration. The pitch is automatically chosen, typically to be the note on the center line of the staff.

    These plugins can be useful if you want to enter drum rhythms, or if you want to enter rhythms and pitches in separate passes, entering the rhythms with these plugins and repitching to add pitches.

    There are 9 plugins, 8 of which are mapped to a different ctrl/cmnd+ key on the numeric keypad. The durations entered are mapped to the familiar keypad keys (with the ctrl/cmnd key held down), from a whole note/semibreve (numpad 6) to a 32nd note/demisemiquaver (numpad 1), and optional plugins for 64th and 128th notes.

    A PDF file in the zip file explains how to install and set up shortcuts for these plugins

    Updated 14 November 2008 to fix an intermittent bug. All downloaders requested to download and replace the InputDuration.plg file (that is the only one that changed).

    Updated 13 October 2010 to fix a bug involving clef changes in bar 1 of a score. The InputDuration.plg file is the only file that changed).

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Create Add Text Plugin

    Version 01.82.00
    Added 21 Nov 2008 (last updated 15 Feb 2015)

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

    Lets you create and install a new plug-in that, when run, will insert a piece of text into the score. The properties of the text are taken from text (staff text, system text, or lyrics) that is selected when Create Add Text Plugin is run. If you assign a shortcut to the new plug-in, you will have, in effect, a way to assign a shortcut to an individual piece of formatted text.

    The generated plugin will be put by default in the "Add Text" subfolder of your user Plug-ins folder. The name will include the text style and some of the text.

    Updated 9 August 2011 for Sib 7 user file location compatibility

    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.

    Updated 13 December 2010 to transfer the show/hide state in both the score and parts (Sib 6 only). The zip file now contains 2 plugins one for Sibelius 5 only, the other for Sibelius 6 and later.

    Updated 22 Oct 2011 to restore the Sib 5 version

    Updated 6 February 2012 to fix crash when choosing system text.

    Updated 12 Oct 2012 to reduce restrictions on user-defined text.

    Updated 14 Feb 2015 to restore the Sib 5 version again...

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Hide Specific Accidentals

    Version 01.10.00
    Added 05 Dec 2008 (last updated 18 May 2014)

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

    This plugin hides accidentals on selected notes with the specified pitches in any octave. It may be useful when you are simulating an unconventional key signature.

    You can also unhide accidentals, which will restore their original unhidden state, but this will also restore any accidentals in the selection that were hidden manually.

    Updated 24 August 2011 to tidy up the main dialog.

    Updated 18 May 2014 to allow hiding only visible accidentals (Sibelius 7.1.3 and later only)

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Add Pitch Class to Notes

    Version 02.51.00
    Added 13 Dec 2008 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

    Adds pitch class numbers for selected notes, including quartertones.

    You can specify which pitch to use for pitch class 0, and also mark classes 10 and 11 so they will not be confused with 1 and 0.

    All pitch classes with be assigned to the voice \\\'all voices\\\'. If you use Lyrics style, each voice will be assigned to a different lyrics verse (voice 1 = Lyrics line 1, etc.), so the voices will be at different heights and may be filtered for, using the text style.

    Updated 2 April 2009 for internal code cleanup

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Change Selected Barlines

    Version 01.04.00
    Added 07 Jan 2009 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

    Adds a barline of a specified type to each bar in the selection, thus allowing multiple barlines to be changed at once.

    It offers a special barline type called Default, which resets the barline in selected bars to the default barline type as defined in Engraving Rules. This is usually, but not always Normal. (Normal adds in a Special Barline of type Normal, which is also what Create Barline in Sibelius does).

    Updated 7 August 2009 to work with individually selected barlines as well as passage selections of bars

    Updated 24 August 2009 to fix problems with individual barlines

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Insert Bars at Beginning

    Added 07 Jan 2009

    For use with Sibelius 5

    This plug-in inserts any number of bars at the beginning of the score, setting the time signature and key signature of the bars to be added.

    Plug-in written by Roman Molino Dunn.

    Show Instrument Ranges for Sibelius 5

    Added 09 Jan 2009 (last updated 04 Dec 2009)

    For use with Sibelius 5

    This plug-in provides a quick reference guide to the ranges of the instruments present in a score. The user can choose to either see the ranges for all the instruments in thea score, or to simply select a staff or staves and see just the ranges for the selected instruments. The plug-in also recognizes any instrument changes which may occur on that staff and includes them in the reference. A built in translator outputs pitch names and octave numbers as opposed to midi numbers. The text is outputted to the trace window for a program inclusive quick reference.

    Plug-in written by Roman Molino Dunn.

    Go To Internal Bar Number

    Added 09 Jan 2009

    For use with Sibelius 5

    This plug-in acts exactly the same as the Sibelius 'Go To Bar' built in function, except that it goes to a bar based on its internal bar number rather than its external bar number. It is useful for navigating through a score that has one or more bar number changes.

    An example of such an instance would be when a user has a run another plug-in that outputs internal bar numbers. Another instance would be if the user knew the number of a bar before they inserted a bar number change.

    Internal bar numbers never change, except when measures are added or deleted. If the user enters an incorrect internal bar number, the plu-in will display the range of internal bar numbers so the user knows why their entered number was not valid. This plug-in is particulaly well-suited to have a shortcut assigned to it.

    Plug-in written by Roman Molino Dunn.

    Suggest Page Turns

    Added 11 Jan 2009 (last updated 17 Apr 2009)

    For use with Sibelius 5

    This plug-in scans the currently opened score for bars that would mkae suitable locations for a page turn. It outputs two lists, \'Best Suggested Page Turns\' and \'Other Suggested Page Turns\'. The plug-in does not actually make the page turns for you, it simply suggests the beat locations for such a turn. It is most effective when run on a part, as there are fewer staves, and larger/full scores are generally not concerned with the playability of a page turn.

    The plug-in recognizes the number of staves and will notify the user if the the staff count is high enough as to complicate page turns. Additionally, if in a score with more than one staff, you can select a staff to base the suggested page turns on. If there are no apparent good spots for page turns the plugin will notify the use. The output is printed to the trace window or a user specified log file.

    Plug-in written by Roman Molino Dunn.

    Barline Tool

    Added 11 Jan 2009 (last updated 26 Jan 2017)

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

    This plug-in is meant to be an all-around utility for barlines and special barlines, it has four main modes: Create Barlines, Replace Barlines, Locate Barlines and Process Barlines.

    Create Barlines will create a specific type of (special) barline for every bar in a selection or score (although there is little reason to do that to a whole score), thus saving the hassle of creating a special barline one bar at a time. This mode is particularly useful if a section or movement of a score utilizes a specific barline style.

    Replace Barlines will allow the user to replace one specified barline type with another specified barline type. This mode is extremely helpful if you have a score with a bunch of special barlines and feel that another type of special barline is actually better suited to the music. For example, if tick barlines were originally favored but the publisher expects inbetween staves barlines, just select the passage or run on the whole score and all the ticks can be replaced with inbetween staves barlines. Essentially, it makes correcting a bad barline decision or switching from one convention to another very easy.

    Locate Barlines is exactly as it sounds. It will locate barlines of a specified type within a selection or entire score. This information can either be printed to the trace window or a user-defined log file. It is particulalry useful when determining movement or section information. Another particularly helpful usage of this function is in cases when there should not be any barlines of a certain type within a score and the user would like to check if any exist, and, if so, where.

    The final mode, Process Barlines, allows the user to perform more fundamental procedures to a specified barline type over a selection or entire score. The user can hide, show, delete, or filter/select barlines of a specified type. This is particularly useful in removing special barlines, hiding barlines instead of using invisible barlines, or showing barlines that have been previously hidden. While there are not many more things you could do to a barline that are not already available in this plugin, just in case you think of something, this option has been included so that selected barlines can be processed after the plugin is finished running.

    Plug-in written by Roman Molino Dunn.

    Go To Out Of Range Note

    Version 01.45.00
    Added 16 Jan 2009 (last updated 19 Mar 2017)

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

    Makes a list of all selected notes that are out of range for the instrument they are in (even after an instrument change). From within the plugin dialog you can navigate to any of the out of range notes, and when the dialog closes the chosen note will be selected.

    If you have trouble seeing the selected note, use the up arrow to move it, then Undo (not down arrow) to restore the original pitch.

    You can also copy the list to the trace window, for printing or relaxed study.

    This plugin can be especially useful for people who cannot differentiate the red colors used by Sibelius for out-of-range notes.

    Updated 12 Feb 2011. Added ability to go to notes based on the number of ledger lines. Also added an option to filter all the out or range or ledger lined notes in the selection.

    Updated 18 March 2017. Added options to exclude Comfortable or Professional range.

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Melodic Compression

    Added 20 Jan 2009

    For use with Sibelius 5

    This plug-in simply compresses a melody to within a selected interval (although that interval must be a tritone or larger since it is impossible to 'compress' intervals any smaller than that).

    Plug-in written by Roman Molino Dunn.

    Hidden Key Signatures

    Version 01.10.00
    Added 22 Jan 2009 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

    This plugin turns the \\\"Hide\\\" property on or off for selected key signatures. This is the same as using the \\\"Hide\\\" property in Create Key Signatures.

    This is a companion to the Cautionary Time Signatures plugin.

    Updated 2 April 2009 for internal code cleanup

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Find Previous Rehearsal Mark

    Version 011500
    Added 28 Jan 2009 (last updated 02 Feb 2015)

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

    Finds the previous (default) or following rehearsal mark (if any), starting from the start of the selection. To choose direction, run the plug-in with no selection.

    This is a companion to Find Rehearsal Mark, which by default finds the following Rehearsal Mark. Assign keys to each of these to easily switch directions.

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Select Notes in Chord Position

    Added 12 Feb 2009 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

    This plug-in selects/copies/deletes all specified notes of all chords within a selection based upon their position within each chord. There are a number of parameters for selecting multiple notes within each chord, both pre-defined special combinations as well as user-defined combinations. It is particularly useful for extracting chord voicings or separating music that was inputted on a single staff. Advanced applications are vast, as it can be applied to all staves within a selection and contains multiple processing functions (select, select and copy, delete, and delete and copy).

    Plug-in written by Roman Molino Dunn.

    Custom System Filter

    Version 01.21.00
    Added 16 Feb 2009 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

    A filter that will filter objects in the System staff, even if the selection is not a system selection. By default it will filter for Tempo text, but it is designed to be modified. Change the condition in the IsDesiredObject method. The remaining code will filter objects that pass the IsObjectDesired test.

    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.

    Alternating Signatures

    Added 05 Mar 2009 (last updated 06 Mar 2009)

    For use with Sibelius 5

    This plug-in creates alternating time signatures of the user\'s choosing. Additionally, the user can choose to add key signatures along with time signatures. If no key signature is desired, choose No Key Change. When creating time signatures the user can specify how many bars between signature changes (the default is set to 1 bar, so that signatures alternate every bar). The user also specifies how many times to create the pattern of alternating signatures. If it is desirable to do this to the whole score, choose a very large number and the plug-in will round it down to fit the length of the score. A final option, if the user selects a bar before running the plug-in, that bar will act as the starting point for creating alternating measures. If no bar is selected, the first bar of the score will serve as the starting point.

    Plug-in written by Roman Molino Dunn.

    Check Open and Mute

    Added 05 Mar 2009

    For use with Sibelius 5

    This plug-in checks for redundant open and mute markings. It checks articulation markings (˚ and +), Italian text ("con sord./sordino" and "senza sord./sordino"), and English text ("open/unmute/unmuted" and "mute/muted/closed"). For text, you can choose to Hide, Select, or Delete the redundant markings. For articulations, you can choose to Delete or Locate Only. There is the additional option to locate them to the trace window or to a user-specified log file.

    Plug-in written by Roman Molino Dunn.

    Find and Replace Text for Sibelius 5

    Added 17 Mar 2009 (last updated 21 May 2009)

    For use with Sibelius 5

    This is an update of the plugin that ships with Sibelius version 5.25. The update fixes a problem encountered with processing lyrics, and also allows colors other than Red for coloring changes, and lets you run the plugin without showing the dialog after the first time it is run in a Sibelius session.

    It also fixes a problem where all text in all bars that included selected text would be processed. Now only text which is actually selected will be processed.

    Changes made by Bob Zawalich

    In Sibelius 6 use the shipping version of this plugin.

    Plug-in written by Stefan Behrisch.

    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.

    Check Entrances

    Added 22 Mar 2009 (last updated 22 Mar 2009)

    For use with Sibelius 5

    The plug-in checks all entries in each staff of a score (or one specified staff) for the presence of dynamics. It can also correct entries missing dynamics so that the last present dynamic marking is reiterated at the next entry.

    Additionally, if it can not find a previous marking (meaning that no dynamics have been declared throughout the piece in that staff), you can choose to use a default dynamic marking of your choice.

    There are also a number of locate functions (to the trace window or log file). There is also a column of controls for checking entrances at rehearsal marks. All entrances will be found using the other functions, but if you want to locate rehearsal marks, or, more likely, reiterate dynamics at rehearsal marks, you can use this function even if a staff does not have a true entrance at the rehearsal mark. Because default dynamics can be created at rehearsal marks, dynamics will even be added to bar rests. If this is undesirable, there is a parameter to strip dynamics from bar rests.

    One final, fun function of this plug-in is a \'Quick View\' of all entrances, this scans through the score and brings each entrance into view as it is located. The plug-in is for Sibelius 5.

    Plug-in written by Roman Molino Dunn.

    Create Custom Articulations and Bowings

    Added 06 Apr 2009

    For use with Sibelius 5

    This plug-in allows the user to create custom articulation/bowing markings for each staff in a selection. While it is a timesaver for creating standard bowing markings for a string section or individual string instrument, there are a number of other helpful parameters to allow the user to create their own bowing or articulation markings. Complete with standard and custom technique and expression marking functions, almost all conceivable bowing styles can be accounted for. Some of the more unique features include: built-in hairpin creation (including dashed and dotted hairpins), starting and ending technique and expression markings, optional stripping of preexisting markings (bowings, articulations, slurs, hairpins, expressions, and techniques), messa di voce support (for the creation of more advanced hairpin shapes), and a matrix-like environment for the creation of custom bowing and articulation patterns that will repeat over the length of the selection.

    The custom articulation/bowing quasi-matrix is, perhaps, the most beneficial part of this plug-in, as it can be used as a quick way to input a pattern of articulations and slurs over a selection in each staff (why use 'simile' if you can easily be explicit?).

    Plug-in written by Roman Molino Dunn.

    Add Note Names To Noteheads White

    Version 02.05.00
    Added 08 Apr 2009 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

    Works like the shipping Add Note Names to Noteheads plugin, writing the name of a note inside the notehead using the Opus Note Names font.

    It also creates a stemless white colored note behind each note to block out the staff and leger lines.

    You must install the included House Style, Opus Note Names No Leger.lib in your user House Style Folder (located at the same level as your user Plugins folder).

    It will only work on a file that has notes only in voice 1. The visible notes will be changed to be in voice 3 (the white notes are in voice 1). You can rerun the plugin if you need to change notes that have been transposed.

    Updated 29 June 2009 to handle notes within tuplets

    Updated 17 November 2011. If running in Sibelius 6.1 or later, you must install the included House Style, Opus Note Names No Leger 6-1.lib in your user House Style Folder.

    If you are running Sibelius 7.1.2 or later, you will be better results by using the shipping Add Note Names To Noteheads Plugin (Notations - Noteheads - Add Note Names).

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Remove Trill Wiggly Lines

    Added 14 Apr 2009 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

    This plug-in removes the wiggly lines from selected trills in a score. If there is no initial selection, the user is given a choice of changing every trill or cancelling the operation.

    Behind the scenes, the plug-in shortens the length of a trill\'s wiggly line to zero. As such, trills are maintained as \"line\" type elements and keep their ability to sound a trill during score playback.

    Plug-in written by Ed Hirschman (edited by Bob Zawalich).

    Insert Current Dynamics

    Version 01.30.00
    Added 16 Apr 2009 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

    Will insert the most recent dynamic (expression text) into all selected bars, or optionally into selected bars that follow a system or page break, double barline, or Rehearsal Mark. The dynamics may be parenthesized.

    It cannot determine where a system or page starts, but if you lock the score or put in explicit page and system breaks, dynamics can effectively be placed at the start of systems.

    If you want bold expressions, you must specify a Music text font. Valid fonts include Opus Text and Inkpen2 Text.

    Updated 26 May 2009 to allow dynamics to be placed in the first bar of a system or page, even if the file is unlocked, when run in Sibelius 6.

    Updated 9 August 2011 for Sib 7 font compatibility

    Updated 23 Oct 2011. Music text font now initialized to the score music text font.

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Identify Selected Object

    Added 17 Apr 2009 (last updated 07 May 2009)

    For use with Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1 and Sibelius 5

    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.

    Replace Trill Symbols with Trill Lines

    Added 18 Apr 2009 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

    This plug-in replaces trill symbols that don’t play back with trill lines that do playback. It handles the standard trill symbol “tr” as well as the bracketed trill symbol “(tr)”, which are replaced with a trill line without the wiggly line. If there is no initial selection, the user is given a choice of replacing every trill symbol or canceling the operation.

    This plug-in is useful if you receive a score from another copyist that used trill symbols or for scores imported into Sibelius from some other programs.

    Plug-in written by Ed Hirschman.

    Color Harp Strings

    Version 01.05.00
    Added 27 Apr 2009 (last updated 26 Apr 2016)

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

    This zip file contains 2 plugins: Color Harp Strings and Pitch Spectrum for Harp. These plugins are different approaches to coloring notes that are on a harp\\\\\\\'s C strings (pitches Cb, C, and C#) Red, and those on the F strings (Fb, F, and F#) Blue. This is sometimes done for introductory harp music, though some harpists like it for all their scores.

    This would be fairly simple to do except for the fact that Sibelius colors all notes in a chord the same color.

    These plugins offer solutions that will work in some cases, and offer at least a starting point when they cannot do all the coloring.

    *Color Harp Strings* will color notes that are not in chords or intervals. It will color (using the mechanism of Edit > Color) single notes of the desired pitches, but will not color the same pitches in a chord. Instead, it traces the location of such pitches so you can find them to hand color after printing.

    If chords are broken up so that each chord tone is in a different voice (quite tedious), all the notes can be colored with this plugin. This plugin has no problem differentiating enharmonically equivalent pitches (C#/Db, Cb/B, etc).

    *Pitch Spectrum for Harp* uses the Sibelius Pitch Spectrum feature, which can color chord tones separately, but will not differentiate among enharmonically equivalent pitches (C#/Db, Cb/B, C/B#, F#/Gb. etc.). These would be colored the same, which can be a problem in harp music, which often contains enharmonic pitches. The plugin looks to see if there are conflicts. If so, it offers a choice of coloring each pair of the equivalent notes or not.

    This plugin can completely color music with chords if there are no enharmonic notes.

    Be sure you understand how Pitch Spectrum works (check the Reference and the plugin Help) before using this plugin, or you may be surprised.

    Pitch Spectrum for Harp will not work in Sibelius 6, which removed the Pitch Spectrum feature. It will still work in Sibelius 5. Color Harp Strings does work (with the same limitations) in Sibelius 5 and 6.

    Updated 20 February 2015. The plugin will now also color chords that consist only of notes on the C string or on the F string.

    Updated 26 April 2016 to allow coloring of individual note objects

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Find Enharmonic pitch

    Version 01.19.00
    Added 12 May 2009 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

    Finds the next or previous occurrence of an note with a specified pitch starting from the start of the selection.

    Unlike Edit Find, You can specify enharmonically equivalent pitches separately, such as G# and Ab, Cb and B, or Dbb and C. You can also look for either the Written pitch or the Concert pitch in a transposing score or part.

    The zip file contains 2 plugins, both of which must be installed. Find Enharmonic Pitch Next finds the next occurrence of the specified pitch, and Find Enharmonic Pitch Previous finds the previous.

    To choose pitch, octave, or whether to find Written or Concert pitch, run the plugin with no selection.

    These plugins are dedicated to Gareth Glyn and Richie Vitale.

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Focus Set

    Version 01.85.00
    Added 17 Jul 2009 (last updated 26 Jan 2015)

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

    This is a set of plugins that let you create, save, and apply groups of staves (focus sets) that can be applied to a score to cause it to display those staves in View > Focus On Staves.

    You can create custom groups of staves for specific scores. You need to set up the groups for each score you work on, but you can group any staves you want.

    Use the plugin Focus Set to create, save, and apply your focus sets. Use Clone Focus Set if you have a number of scores with the same instrumentation. You can set up focus sets for one score, and use Clone Focus Sets to copy the settings into another score.

    Focus Set 1, Focus Set 2, .. Focus Set 10, can be assigned to keystroke shortcuts. Focus Set 1 will apply the first focus set in the list of sets, Focus Set 2 runs the second (regardless of the names). These plugins run with no dialogs.

    It is recommended that these plugins be installed into a separate user Plugins subfolder (e.g., Focus Set). A PDF help document is included in the zip file.

    Updated 21 July 2009 to improve error handling.

    Updated 4 September 2009. Clone Focus Set plugin was updated because it would fail with focus sets created by the July update. The plugins should now automatically stay in sync.

    Updated 29 January 2011 to update PDF document.

    Updated 9 August 2011 for Sib 7 font compatibility

    Updated 26 October 2014 in put Clone Focus Set back in the zip file and update it to work in Sibelius 7.5.

    Updated 25January2015. Set version number in Clone Focus Set to be the same as Focus Set and its children to avoid not picking up saved versions that used a different version number,

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Focus Families

    Version 01.10.00
    Added 17 Jul 2009 (last updated 16 Jun 2015)

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

    The Focus Families plugins let you display, in Focus On Staves, instruments contained in one or more families of instruments. The families are predefined by Sibelius and are: "Brass", "Exotic", "Fretted", "Keyboard", "Other", "Pitched Percussion", "Singers", "Strings", "Unpitched", and "Wind".

    Use Focus Families (and its 2 clones, Focus Families 1 and Focus Families 2) to display multiple instrument families. These plugins bring up a dialog, at least the first time run in a session, and save their settings across Sibelius sessions.

    There is also a set of plugins that will display one family of instruments. These have no dialog, and are meant to be assigned to shortcut keys. They are Focus Brass, Focus Exotic, Focus Fretted, Focus Keyboard, Focus Other, Focus Pitched Percussion, Focus Singers, Focus Strings, Focus Unpitched, and Focus Wind.

    All instruments are in one family only. So for example, though you can find a Harp in Create > Instruments in both the Strings and Pitched Percussion families, the plugin will always place a harp in Pitched Percussion.

    While these plugins are less customizable than the Focus Set plugins, they do not require setup for each score, and so can be mixed and matched with the Focus Set plugins.

    It is recommended that these plugins be installed into a separate user Plugins subfolder (e.g., Focus Families). A PDF help document is included in the zip file.

    Updated 23 June 2010. Focus Families/2/3 were not restoring their saved settings, and this in fixed.

    Updated 29 January 2011. Added Focus Families 4..9, and added an option to put harps in either the Strings or Pitched Percussion families. the PDF document was also updated.

    Updated 29 August 2012 to restore the missing single family plugins, such as Focus Brass.

    Updated 5 September 2012 to fix settings for including Harps in string and pitched percussion.

    Updated 16 June 2015 to make the Focus Families plugins remember the settings for Wind instruments

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    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.

    Filter Other for Sibelius 5

    Version 02.09.00
    Added 03 Sep 2009 (last updated 24 Jun 2012)

    For use with Sibelius 5

    Adds filters for symbols, notehead styles, tied notes, time signatures, and grace notes, as well as a filter to text styles (defaulting to Technique).

    Updated October 9, 2007. Now filters special barlines as well.

    Updated March 19, 2008. Noteheads default to number rather than name.

    Updated April 22, 2008. Minor notehead dialog change.

    Note: This version of the plugin requires Sibelius 5.2

    Updated August 5, 2008 to allow Deselect

    Updated September 16, 2008 to filter note pitches and allow results to not appear.

    Updated November 5, 2008 to filter colored (non-black) objects.

    Updated August 29, 2009 to filter notes in parentheses (bracketed property).

    September 4 2009 Split off from Sib 6 version of Filter Other

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Move Passage Selection to Next or Previous Bar

    Added 27 Sep 2009 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

    These two Selection Navigation plug-ins make a passage selection around the next or previous bar (assuming you have a passage currently selected). They are useful when assigned shortcuts, and are particularly suited to be used with the other Selection Navigation plugins. They work for Sibelius 5 and 6.

    Plug-in written by Roman Molino Dunn.

    Musical Dice

    Added 27 Sep 2009 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

    This plug-in emulates musical dice. Click to roll and you get a random pitch, a random rhythm, or both. A fun little way to randomly compose music.

    Plug-in written by Roman Molino Dunn.

    Hide or Show Articulations

    Added 27 Sep 2009 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

    This plug-in hides, or shows previously-hidden standard articulations within a selection. As articulations can not actually be hidden, they are deleted and hidden text is created in their place. To show the articulations, run the plug-in again and the text will be converted back to the original articulations. This is useful for situations where it is desirable for playback to be different than a printed score.

    Plug-in written by Roman Molino Dunn.

    Break At Bars

    Added 27 Sep 2009 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

    This plug-in allows users to enter a string of bar numbers to make page breaks or system breaks, or both. This is especially helpful when used in conjunction with the Suggest Page Turns plug-in. Other situations, such as making corrections from a PDF, where it is easiest to put page turns into the Sibelius file before correcting (easier to navigate), and quick formatting, are made a little bit easier.

    Plug-in written by Roman Molino Dunn.

    Trace Internal Bar Numbers

    Version 01.02.00
    Added 01 Oct 2009 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

    The bar numbers you see in a score (the external or displayed bar numbers) may not reflect the consecutive ordering of the bars. So you may have bars numbered 0 (for a pickup), 1, 2, then 1 again, 2, 3, then 10, 11, 12… in an extreme case. You could at least restart bar numbers as a section break.

    Sibelius keeps an internal or consecutive bar number as well so that each bar has a unique and consecutive number. If your score has any bar number changes, the internal and external bar numbers are most likely different.

    Note that in the General Pane of the Properties Window, the bar number displayed is the external number (it reflects bar number changes) while the page numbers displayed are internal page numbers (they do not reflect page number changes).

    In Sibelius 6.1, the new Manual Repeats Playback feature (in Play – Repeat) requires that internal bar numbers be used.

    This plugin writes the internal and external bar numbers of selected bars to the Trace window.

    Updated 3 October 2009 to show range of selected bars for a passage selection.

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Scale Numbers

    Added 26 Oct 2009 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

    This plug-in allows you to scale all numbers (with text) in a selection. It is ideal for scaling tempo and metronome markings in one automated swoop. In addition to being able to process both staff and system text, there is also a rounding function.

    Plug-in written by Roman Molino Dunn.

    Harp Arpeggio

    Version 2.0
    Added 0000-00-00 00:00:00 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

    Designed specifically for playback of arpeggios on the harp but may be used on other instruments.

    Uses Live Playback data to play back an arpeggio in one or more voices and on one or more staves. The arpeggio plays before the beat. Requires that Live Playback is turned on. (If Live Playback is turned off, Sibelius's usual arpeggio will still play if arpeggio lines are present in the score).

    Plug-in written by Ian Cugley.

    Harp Gliss

    Added 0000-00-00 00:00:00 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

    Designed specifically for playback of glissandos on the harp.

    Select the start and end notes for a glissando on the same staff or adjacent staves, then run the plug-in. You can then set the harp tuning, control the volume (velocity) of the glissando, and choose whether to show the tuning in the score. The glissando plays back using MIDI messages, and works across two staves and across barlines.

    Plug-in written by Ian Cugley.

    Filter Harp Pedal Diagrams

    Version 01.40.00
    Added 13 Dec 2009 (last updated 27 May 2016)

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

    Filters all selected harp pedal diagrams (as generated by the Add Harp Pedaling plugin).

    Updated 9 August 2011 for Sib 7 font compatibility

    Updated 9 May 2012 to filter diagrams created with a text character style rather than a font change in Sib 7.

    Updated 27 May 2016 to allow harp diagrams of any text style to be recognized.

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Label Harp Diagrams

    Version 01.17.00
    Added 13 Dec 2009 (last updated 27 May 2016)

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

    Can add a hidden text label next to any selected harp pedal diagrams. The text consists of the pitches in the pedal diagram.

    The plugin can also trace the location and pitches of any selected pedal diagrams, or any "tuning text", which is text that contains the pitches (CDEFGAB plus accidentals, in any order) in a harp tuning.

    It can optionally also label tuning text with a hidden pedal diagram.

    This will probably be at least as useful for occasional readers of pedal harp music, (such as composers of harp music) as for harpists.

    Updated 24 December 2009. Remove unwanted traces and clean up trace of boxed text diagrams.

    Updated 24 November 2012 to pick up diagrams that use character styles in Sib 7.

    Updated 14 February 2016 to clarify dialog text. No code changes

    Updated 27 May 2016 to allow harp diagrams of any text style to be recognized.

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Harp Gliss From Pedal Diagram

    Version 01.07.00
    Added 13 Dec 2009 (last updated 27 May 2016)

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

    This is a "front end" for Ian Cugley’s "Harp Gliss" plugin, which must be installed before this plugin is run.

    Ian’s plugin will generate pitches for a harp gliss from a tuning string that is typed in. This plugin will look for harp pedal diagrams or "tuning text", which is text that contains the pitches (CDEFGAB plus accidentals, in any order) in a harp tuning, and run Ian’s plugin using the tuning information closest to the selected pitches.

    Updated 9 August 2011 for Sib 7 font compatibility

    Updated 4 September 2011 to pick up pedal diagrams that start at the same location at the first selected pitch.

    Updated 24 November 2011 to pick up diagrams that use character styles in Sib 7.

    Updated 27 May 2016 to allow harp diagrams of any text style to be recognized.

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    String Harmonics

    Version 01.05.00
    Added 18 Feb 2010 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

    Adds diamond-shaped notes above each single notes that has a normal notehead to notate string harmonics. There is a choice of which harmonic to notate, and an option to call the Harmonics Playback plugin to set up playback for these notes.

    Updated 27 December 2010. If run without running the Harmonics Playback option, both the original note and the diamond notes are now silenced (since neither is the actual sounding pitch).

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Remove Previous Ties and Remove Final Tied Notes

    Version 01.06.00
    Added 23 Feb 2010 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

    These plugins offer different ways of dealing with notes tied across a barline after using the Sibelius 6 R (Repeat) command.

    Given a single selected note or chord that is tied to:

    Remove Previous Ties removes ties from the previous note or chord in the same voice, if any, and leaves the note or chord following the barline selected.

    Remove Final Tied Notes deletes the note or chord after the barline, removes the tie from the previous note or chord, and selects the previous note or chord

    In both cases, the final note is selected and is ready for further note input, so if you assign the plugin to a shortcut (I found shift-R to be handy), you can remove the tie or tied note with one keystroke and continue inputting notes without having to reselect a note.

    Either plugin may be used; your workflow can determine which method you prefer.

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Simplify Tied-To Notes

    Version 01.10.00
    Added 30 Mar 2010 (last updated 09 May 2016)

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

    Selects notes that are tied to (notes that are immediately preceded by a note of the same pitch, in the same voice, with a tie), and removes any articulations and cautionary accidentals on these notes.

    Notes tied to from different voices or notes tied to but separated by other notes, will not be detected or processed.

    Updated 15 August 2011 to remove brackets accidentals as well as cautionaries.

    Updated 18 January 2012 to remove articulations in chords only if all the notes are tied to.

    Updated 9 May 2016. Reworked the way tied to notes are calculated for better results and faster execution.

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Verse Styles For Lyrics

    Version 01.15.0
    Added 10 Apr 2010 (last updated 03 Dec 2014)

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

    Combines selected lyrics that are of approximately the same vertical spacing into a single lyrics text style, aligned at the same position.

    It will not work well if there are overlapping lyrics, or the heights of lyrics in a verse have greatly different vertical positions, or there are different numbers of verses in different parts of the score. You can run the plugin on sub-selections of the score to get around some of those problems.

    It can create up to 5 lines of lyrics, with styles Lyrics Line 1 to 5. Only lyrics below the staff are processed.

    This plugin may be particularly useful after using Photoscore to read in a score with multiple verses of lyrics, as Photoscore puts all lyrics in the style Lyrics Line 1. It is intended to be used to prepare a score for running the Fix Photoscore Lyrics plugin.

    Please proofread carefully after running the plugin.

    Updated 2 December 2014 to allow plugin to run in Sibelius 5.

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Delete Music Only

    Version 01.02.00
    Added 26 Apr 2010 (last updated 21 Mar 2015)

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

    Deletes all notes, tuplets and slurs in any fully selected bars, replacing them with a bar rest, but leaving any text attached to the bars.

    Note that if there are lyrics attached to the resulting bar rest, they cannot be dragged. You need to have notes or rests in a bar for lyrics to be moveable.

    Updated 21 March 2015 to rename the plugin which was formerly called Delete Notes Only, which was misleading.

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    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.

    Line Between Notes

    Version 01.72.00
    Added 14 Jun 2010 (last updated 20 Jun 2016)

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

    Adds a line (such as a gliss line)between 2 selected notes (skipping rests).

    You can adjust horizontal and vertical offsets, and these values are remembered across Sibelius sessions. You should only have to set these up once.

    If selected notes are on multiple staves, the line will be added only to the staff when the line starts; you will need to drag the other end to its destination. Use alt/opt right arrow to select the line end point.

    Magnetic layout is turned off by default. For transposing instruments, a line added to the full score will be repositioned in the parts.

    These is also an option to realign lines between 2 notes for situations where the notes might have changed without the lines following

    Updated 17 June 2010. Handles grace notes (though the lines do not line up well when the interval is less than a 5th). The alignment option has been removed (it never really worked), and a new option to connect a selection with lines has been added.

    Updated 13 October 2010. Bug fix to handle clef changes in bar 1 and another for connecting selections with an odd number of notes.

    Updated 27 December 2010. Minor tweak to prevent unneeded transposing score view change

    Updated 3 June 2011. Removed a trace message and changed the text on the dialog to clarify what the options mean.

    Updated 9 October 2011. Extra window on main score could appear in Sib 7 if there were transposing parts - fixed.

    Updated 3 November 2011.

    * takes the line style names from the score, so it will work in any supported language.(It will now dirty the score even if you add no lines. If you run the plugin and make no changes, Sibelius will ask you to save changes, and you can ignore that).

    * adds a new option that will add lines across multiple selected notes, restarting the line if rests are encountered.

    * for the “connect the notes options, it now connects within voices and also processes notes staff by staff, so it can correctly handle a multi-staff selection.

    * it will now process slurs, though they do not work with grace notes.

    * if there are chords, the line will be connected to the highest selected note in the chord

    * the style of any lines in the score will be added to the list of available styles. To get additional styles to use, add a line of that type somewhere in the score.

    Updated 24 December 2011 to make the Do not show dialog option turn off at the start of every Sibelius session, rather than staying off until you run the plugin with no selection. No selection will still bring up the dialog even if shut off for the session.

    Updated 6 October 2012. Added option to disable playback for added lines.

    Updated 22 November 2015 so plugin can be run in Sibelius version 5.2.5.

    Updated 27 May 2016. Internal changes made to allow part of this plugin to be called by other plugins

    Updated 17 June 2016. Added ability to stretch lines across staves in the space between staves is provided. Makes glissandos much easier to deal with.

    Updated 20 June 2016 Minor adjustment to line end height for cross staff lines.

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Delete Rests Empty Voices

    Version 02.01.00
    Added 21 Jun 2010 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

    Eliminates the rests in all empty voices, unless all the voices in the bar are empty. In that case, any rests in voice 1 will be consolidated into a bar rest, and rests in other voices will be deleted.

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Find Next One Of These

    Version 01.55.00
    Added 06 Jul 2010 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

    Using the properties of the first selected object, this plugin finds the next or previous object in the score that has the same properties. For example, you can select a piece of Fingering text and it will find the next piece of Fingering text.

    If you run the plugin without a selection, it will bring up a dialog that allows you to change options, including the search direction and which properties to consider when finding. The options are saved across Sibelius sessions.

    The zip file contains 2 plugins, each defaulting to a different search direction, and a PDF file explaining the options in more detail.

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Color Notes On String

    Version 02.50.00
    Added 13 Sep 2010 (last updated 26 Apr 2016)

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

    Allows you to specify a color for each string of a stringed instrument (up to 12 strings), and to color selected notes that are marked with the string the note is on. String 1 is the lowest pitched string of the instrument.

    To mark the notes, copy the notes from a notation staff to a TAB staff, adjust the strings as needed, then copy the TAB notes back to the notation staff. Now run the plugin. Notes that are not marked will not be colored.

    You can set up your own coloring scheme and it will be saved across Sibelius sessions. You can also edit the color RGB values. All notes in a chord will have the same color.

    Updated 26 April 2016 to allow coloring of individual note objects

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    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.

    Tin Whistle Fingering

    Version 01.16.00
    Added 19 Oct 2010 (last updated 24 Jul 2015)

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

    Tin Whistle Fingering adds fingering diagrams, which are characters in a special font mapped to specific pitches, under each selected note.

    The font Tin Whistle Tab was designed and donated by Blayne Chastain for this plugin, and can be freely distributed.

    The zip file contains the plugin, the font, and 2 PDF documents describing the plugin and the font.

    Updated 29 October 2010. Now skip notes that are tied to and adds an option to use a fingering only the first time a note appears in the selection.

    Updated 23 April 2015. Added more pitch range (4 octaves) and a button to reset the D whistle setting if used for another instrument.

    Updated 30 April 2015 to add in a missing default preference value to restore.

    Updated 24 July 2015 to add another PDF file explaining how to use the plugin with different fonts

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    String Harmonics Sounding Pitch

    Version 01.10.00
    Added 28 Dec 2010 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

    Adds a bracketed, stemless, cue-sized sounding pitch note to selected chords that already have a regular notehead and a diamond-head note, indicating string harmonics.

    The sounding notes are in an unused voice of the bar containing the chords. If there are not enough available voices, sounding pitches will not be added to those bars.

    The sounding notes can playback or be silenced.

    You are advised to run the plugin String Harmonics first, to add the diamond noteheads this plugin looks for.

    Updated 29 April 2012 to fix problem with stemless notes in non-English versions.

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Add Fingering To Notes For Sibelius 5

    Version 01.08.00
    Added 02 Feb 2011 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

    For use with Sibelius 5, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

    Adds fingering numbers immediately to the left of noteheads. Type the numbers you want separating numbers with spaces or commas (or both). Numbers will be applied to selected notes in the order in which they were selected. For chords, notes are always processed from low to high pitch.

    The fingering avoids accidentals if Magnetic Layout is on in Sibelius 6. You can adjust the horizontal and vertical offsets, and these values are remembered across Sibelius sessions.

    Updated 22 August 2010. The original plugin is in the zip file renamed Add Fingering To Notes Sib 5, and it will run on Sib 5 or later. Add Fingering To Notes will now only run on Sib 6 or later, and the interface has changed so you see a keypad with numbers. Move the dialog so you can see the selected notes, then click a number button to add that number in fingering text to the next note in the selection.

    Updated 23 August 2010. The Sib 5 plugin now allows you to specify the text style used for fingering. Some styles, like Expression, do not work well because their Magnetic Layout settings keep them out of the staff, so choose carefully. The Sib 6 version adds the ability to enter the fingering number 0.

    Updated 2 February 2011. Placed separately from the Sib 6 version. This version is unlikely to be updated in the future except for bug fixes.

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Copy Notes Only and Repeat Notes Only

    Added 04 Apr 2011 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

    Are you tired of deleting unnecessary dynamics, techniques ('pizz.' for example) and other lines every time you copy music around your score? Your days of frustration are over! Two complementary plug-ins have been created just for you: Copy Notes Only and Repeat Notes Only. They act like Edit > Copy and Edit > Repeat respectively, except that expressions, technique markings, dynamics and hairpins are ignored – just run the plug-ins and you're away!

    You can choose which objects are ignored by both plug-ins in their shared Options window, which will turn up the first time one of the two plug-ins is run. To change settings later, run the plug-in with nothing selected (hit Escape a few times just to make sure).

    For these time-saving plug-ins, speed and ease of use is paramount. Why not give the plug-ins shortcuts?

    • Edit > Repeat is R, so you could use Shift+R for Repeat Notes Only.
    • Edit > Copy is Ctrl+C, and Ctrl+Alt+Shift+C (or Cmd+Opt+Shift+C) could be used for Copy Notes Only.
    • Or, if pressing four keys at once feels a bit excessive, you could use Shift+X, since it is related to Cut

    Also, these plug-ins are compressed twice: the code is as simple and compact as possible, meaning it does twice as much in half the file size, so Sibelius will spend almost no time loading the plug-ins.

    If you have a Windows operating system, keep reading; if not, click download right now to start saving time!

    In Sibelius for Windows, the Options window has hotkeys which help speed everything up: simply hold down Alt and type the underlined letter to select a check box or click a button (just like elsewhere in Sibelius!).

    Update - 5 June 2011
    Updated to help Fixed Shortcuts get along with these plug-ins. Only re-download if you are using Fixed Plug-in Shortcuts to call Copy Notes Only and/or Repeat Notes Only.

    Plug-in written by Corwin Newall.

    Copy Double and Copy Halve Note Values

    Version 02.20.00
    Added 10 Apr 2011 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

    Copy Double Note Values and Copy Halve Note Values are variants of the shipping plugins Double Note Values and Halve Note Values. These plugins double or halve the durations of the selected notes, then put their results into the clipboard, rather than into a separate score. You can then paste the results into any score with the normal Paste command.

    There are several things to note:

    1. There will be no dialog. You can tell when it is finished when the progress bar and Stop button go away. Do not try to paste until that happens.

    2. Only notes will be copied (no text or other bar objects). No system objects will be copied, even if you start with a system (double box) selection, and bars will never be inserted - notes will always flow into the destination bars.

    3. The plugin temporarily adds bars to the score you copy *from*, and so will mark that score as having been edited (it dirties the score). So if you close that score it will ask you to save changes. If you have made no other edits, it is safe to either save changes or not.

    Updated 9 August 2012 to clean up some unused code. No functionality change.

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Custom Note Filter

    Version 01.30.00
    Added 20 Apr 2011 (last updated 17 Apr 2016)

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

    A filter that will filter selected Note objects. By default it will filter for notes with ties, but it is designed to be modified. Change the condition in the IsDesiredObject method. The remaining code will filter objects that pass the IsObjectDesired test.

    Updated 17 April 2016 to check for empty selections as ask to select entire score.

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Resize Bar for Sibelius 5

    Version 01.25.00
    Added 26 Apr 2011 (last updated 24 Jun 2012)

    For use with Sibelius 5

    Changes the length of selected bars by a fixed amount (e.g., a quarter note/crotchet) or to a given size, including the size of the current time signature. This will change the affected bars to be irregular bars in most cases. Updated 24 August 2009 to fix some error handling code Updated 26 August 2009 to fix problems with special barlines For Sibelius 6 and later use the Resize Bar plugin

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Harp Diagram from Tuning

    Version 02.08.00
    Added 06 May 2011 (last updated 18 Mar 2017)

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

    Produces a harp pedaling diagram from a list of 7 pitches that you type in.

    Updated 5 May 2012 to allow running in Sib 5. In Sib 5 it will always use Opus Text as the music font for the diagrams.

    Updated 6Feb2015 to replace plg file with zip file

    Updated 17 February 2016. Added options to also output various forms of tuning text and to allow input tuning without spaces.

    Updated 22 May 2016 Output of tuning text now contains formatted accidentals.

    Updated 28 May 2016. Better filtering of pasted text.

    Updated 29 May 2016 Added accidentals for Natural pitches in tuning text output

    Updated 15 March 2017 to put initial focus in edit box

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Convert Two Staves Piano

    Version 01.03.00
    Added 09 May 2011 (last updated 01 Aug 2014)

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

    Given 2 selected adjacent, single-staff instruments, it will convert them into a single grand staff instrument (piano, harp, marimba, or harpsichord, your choice).

    Useful for Photoscore or other conversions where you end up with not exactly real pianos.

    Converted staves are in the same score location as the original staves.

    Updated 12 October 2012 to add option to not delete the original staves.

    Updated 1 August 2014 to allow it to run in Sib 5. In Sib 5, the new grand staff will always be placed at the bottom of the score, instead of at the position of the original staves.

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Timing for Selection

    Version 02.21.00
    Added 23 May 2011 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

    Displays the time at the start and end of a passage selection and the duration of the selection. This plugin uses a different (and slower) mechanism to determine time than the Fit Selection To Time plugin uses, and will give correct timings even when the score contains repeats.

    Updated 9 August 2011 for Sib 7 font compatibility

    Updated 26 September 2012. For Sib 7.1.3 and later, the plugin now recognizes the timing for each pass, and the user can specify which pass timings should be relative to. It does not need to use Hit Points for timing and more, and will be spectacularly faster than it was previously, and likely more accurate.

    Thanks to Michael Eastwood for making this possible.

    Updated 18 October 2012. The previous version gave the timing to the start of the last selected object, rather than to the end of that object. This update gives timing to the end of the last selected object.

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Filter Notes And Rests

    Version 01.25.00
    Added 21 Sep 2011 (last updated 06 Feb 2015)

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

    Filters any combination of notes and chords, rests, and bar rests.

    This ability is also available in the Advanced Filter, but it may be more convenient to use the plugin, especially if you assign a shortcut.

    Updated 6Feb2015 to replace .plg file with .zip version

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Import House Style To Manuscript Paper

    Version 01.11.00
    Added 26 Oct 2011 (last updated 06 Feb 2017)

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

    Imports a House Style into a Manuscript Paper file, creating or modifying a user copy of the Manuscript Paper file. It does not change the shipping version of the Manuscript Paper.

    After importing the House Style, files created with File - New will include the House Style information.

    There is an option dialog which allows you to specify which elements of the House Style are to be imported.

    In Sib 6, File New will have access to the MS paper immediately after running the plugin. In Version 7 and later (you will need at least version 7.0.3), you will need to restart Sibelius to have access to the modified manuscript papers.

    Updated 3 March 2012 to remove duplicate names in Sib 7.

    Updated 7 February 2017 to show folder names and ship/user status of MS Papers so it reflect subfolder use in Sib 7.1.3 and later

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Go To Text

    Version 01.56.00
    Added 10 Nov 2011 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

    This plugin lets you go to the next or previous piece of staff text, in any text style, relative to the current selection.

    You can run it with no selection to change search direction.

    You can type arbitrary text to use as bookmarks (hidden text starting with ~ is recommended, such as ~1, ~2, ~3 for easy to enter bookmarks), and use this plugin to find those bookmarks.

    Updated 11 Nov 11 to select the bar containing the bookmark and move it to the upper left corner to increase visibility.

    Updated 24 November 2011 selects the text, not the bar, so next finds work.

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Trace TAB Collisions

    Version 01.15.00
    Added 18 Nov 2011 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

    Looks on a TAB staff for places where there are 2 or more notes on the same string and the same starting position in a bar, and writes the location of any such notes to the Plugin Trace window.

    Such collided notes are typically not visible, and can be a surprise in playback or when you copy to a notation staff, so it is useful to know if you have any.

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Filter System Objects

    Version 01.22.00
    Added 01 Dec 2011 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

    Filters objects from the System Staff, including system text, lines and symbols, Rehearsal Marks, Time Signatures, Key Signature Changes, Bar Numbers, and Special Barlines.

    The plugin allows you to specify which types of object will be filtered.

    This can be useful when copying the structure of a score onto a different score.

    Updated 16 January 2013. Fixed a typo in the Rehearsal Mark code. Also changed the dialog to say "Bar number changes" instead of "bar numbers" and added set/clear all buttons.

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Delete Title Page

    Version 01.05.00
    Added 01 Jan 2012 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

    Deletes "special page break"-style title pages, or lets you change the number of additional blank pages associated with a title page.

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Pitch Values

    Version 01.03.00
    Added 12 Apr 2012 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

    This plugin displays the all possible MIDI values for note names, or all possible names for MIDI pitches, including double accidentals or quartertones. This can be helpful when writing plugins. It is pretty geeky.

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Plugin Set

    Version 01.53.00
    Added 01 Sep 2014 (last updated 11 Jan 2016)

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

    This plugin assigns shortcuts for running a fixed set of plugins. The plugins are stored in an internal list and cannot be changed except by editing the plugin.

    This provides a way to run a set of sight-impaired plugins without needing to assign a Sibelius keyboard shortcut for each plugin. This simplifies installation of the Sight-impaired tools.

    The plugins in the list will need to be installed before they can be run with this plugin. A warning will be given if the plugins are not installed.

    The initial set of plugins are Breaks, Find System Objects, Go To Staff, Initial Key Signatures And Clefs, and There It Is!

    You can make a copy of this plugin and edit the variable _lstPluginsToRun to give yourself a list of plugins that will give you fixed shortcuts for any installed plugins that you want to set up. The first 9 plugins get the shortcuts 1 - 9, and then the next 26 will get A - Z (case insensitive). More plugins that that are ignored. See Run Plugins By Name or Fixed Plugin Shortcuts if you are dealing with large groups.

    Updated 25 April 2015 to make the file easier to edit in a text editor. There will be no change at all from the user point of view.

    Updated 23 November 2015 to allow it to run in Sibelius 5.2.5. No significant code was changed.

    Updated 11 January 2016 to fix a small shortcut bug that would only show up if more plugins were added to the list. Current users should not need to update.

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Hide MIDI Messages

    Version 01.30.00
    Added 20 Apr 2016 (last updated )

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

    Adds the Hidden attribute to selected text that starts with a ~ and is structured as a MIDI message. This allows Sibelius to use Hide Empty Staves on staves containing MIDI messages.

    The code will not hide any other text, so it is generally safe to select an entire score and run the plugin.

    Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

    Trace MIDI Messages

    Version 01.37.00
    Added 19 May 2016 (last updated 16 Aug 2016)

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

    Writes the text and score location of selected MIDI messages (that start with ~) to the plugin trace window. For Note on (~N) and Note Off (~O) messages, it also translated pitch numbers to note names.

    This can be useful when you have a "cloud" of MIDI messages, as when you use the Harp Gliss or Cresc/Dim plugins.

    Updated 19 May 2016 to add a blank line between blocks

    Updated 16 August 2016. Added blank line between messages for each bar.

    Plug-in written by Bob.

    Create N by M Tuplet

    Version 01.51.00
    Added 05 Oct 2016 (last updated 05 Oct 2016)

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

    Creates a tuplet with a specified ratio from the first selected note or rest. You can choose any positive integer values for N and M, and a wider range of values is allowed compared to creating a tuplet in Sibelius.

    Plug-in written by Hans-Christoph Wirth.