Insert One Symbol for Sibelius 4

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

For use with Sibelius 4

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

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

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

New in version 1.35:

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

New in version 1.33:

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

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

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Quiz Plug-ins

Added 20 Aug 2005

For use with Sibelius 3.x and Sibelius 4

The plug-in's author says:

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

Plug-in written by Väinö Piipponen.

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.

Scales and Arpeggios

Added 06 Feb 2006 (last updated 31 Mar 2009)

For use with Sibelius 4 and Sibelius 4.1

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

For Sibelius 5 use the shipping version of this plugin.

Plug-in written by Gunnar Hellquist.

Create Score Database

Added 27 Feb 2006 (last updated 02 Mar 2006)

For use with Sibelius 4 and Sibelius 4.1

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

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

and more.

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

Plug-in written by David Stafford.

Score Original Version

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Updated 21 June 2012 to display currently running.

Sibelius version number

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

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.

Groovy Music Mark-up

Added 04 Sep 2006 (last updated 30 Mar 2009)

For use with Sibelius 4 and Sibelius 4.1

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

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

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

Plug-in written by David Harvey.

Create Insert Symbol Plugin for Sibelius 4

Added 26 Nov 2006 (last updated 09 Aug 2011)

For use with Sibelius 4 and Sibelius 4.1

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

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

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

For Sibelius 5 and later use Create Insert Symbol Plugin.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Get Page Count

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

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.