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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 02.06.00
Added 06 Oct 2007 (last updated 28 Nov 2017)

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.

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

Updated 28 November 2017 to add Find In List

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.