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.

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.

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.

Instrument List

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

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.

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.

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.

Change Case

Version 01.60.00
Added 06 Oct 2007 (last updated 26 Nov 2017)

For use with 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.

Updated 26 November 2017. Changed list of text styles to be the styles used in the current score. Now allows a non passage selection to be used when processing text styles. Automatically skips Dynamics text.

Now requires Sibelius 6 or later. For earlier version use Change Case for Sibelius 4.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich and Andrew Moschou.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Round Metronome Marks

Version 1.2
Added 13 Jun 2009 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

This plug-in examines the entire score and rounds metronome marks, turning for example q=60.0003 into q=60~q=60.0003. So only the display is rounded; the tempo for playback isn't changed.

It will treat metronome marks it finds in metronome text or tempo text. It ignores marks that are already preceded with a tilde.

There's an option to round the metronome marks to the nearest proper metronome value, or you can round to the nearest x decimal places.

Updated 15 October 2012: This version of the plug-in handles commas for decimal marks.

Updated 10 October 2013: New option to overwrite the old metronome mark with the new, rounded one.

Plug-in written by Neil Sands.

Add Tonic Sol-Fa

Added 22 Oct 2009 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

This version of the plug-in is for Sibelius 6.1, and fixes a problem whereby the sol-fa text added is moved around by Magnetic Layout.

Plug-in written by James Larcombe & Neil Sands.

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.

Number Staff Names

Version 01.02.00
Added 24 Dec 2009 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

Adds or removes the sequential staff number to the Full Instrument Name of a staff. It can be useful for keeping track of staves with the same name (Flute, Violin, etc.) when there are multiple such instruments.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Find and Replace Multi-Filter

Version 02.02.00
Added 31 Dec 2009 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

Lets you set up a set of find/replace/text style filter combinations that can be used to call Find and Replace Text plugin multiple times.

Like all "global replace" schemes, it runs the risk of replacing something you had already replaced, so you need to be careful about replacing in the correct order.

The plugin lets you set up multiple sets of replacement texts, and for each set you can specify a text style to filter on before running Find and Replace Text. The plugin remembers the original selection and restores it after each pass, so the filtering always works on the possibly altered original text.

The list of text styles is a small subset of all styles, but there is an Add Text Style button that lets you add more styles, and these are remembered across Sib sessions.

You can get 15 sets on a page, and can get more pages as needed, so there is no limit, except perhaps time.

It is possible to set up and save and restore multiple "text sets", so if you want to run a certain set of replacements on one score and another set on another score you do not have to retype them all.

Updated 19 October 2011 to use Std fonts in Sib 7.

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.

Make Page 1 of Part(s) Left Facing

Added 01 May 2010 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

Allows you to designate one, some or all parts to start on a left facing page 1, without affecting the normal page number positions of the undesignated parts or the score. This is particularly useful for parts with a length of two pages and for situations where starting a part on a left page offers the performer simpler page turns.

Thanks to Bob Zawalich for providing the base code for the dialog box and for general advice.

Plug-in written by Ed Hirschman.

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.

Add Work Number to the Top of Page

Added 13 Jul 2010 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

This plug-in adds user-specified text to the top of the first page of the score, each part or both. Many font, placement, color and style options are available. Performing groups with many pieces in their "book" can add a unique number (a.k.a. Work or Library Number) to the top of each piece and then sort the music in the book by number. This allows leaders to create set lists by number instead of title. Numbers make it easier for musicians to locate the next piece during "sets" and to quickly find a piece the leader unexpectedly calls that is not on the set list. Also, these numbers are useful for organizing stored music.

Numbers added to parts are in approximately the correct location. Numbers added to the score will require manual vertical adjustment as that can’t be controlled through a plug-in at the moment. Please do review each before you print. If the selected text colors are not appearing on screen as expected, go to the Sibelius View menu and ensure Differences in Parts is unchecked.

JazzText and Reprise Rehearsal fonts appear within the special borders those fonts provide. Every other font appears as Sibelius boxed text.

Plug-in written by Ed Hirschman.

Export Text In Score

Version 01.25.00
Added 15 Jul 2010 (last updated 12 Jan 2017)

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

Exports selected text or system text to a text file and/or the trace window. The text file can be opened in another application for spell checking. Lyrics are not exported; if you need them use the shipping Export Lyrics plugin.

Updated December 12, 2012 (12/12/12) to fix bugs when selection does not start at the start of the score, and added options to omit labels and to export in chronological order (by staves within bar position within bars). If text were notes, chronological order would be the order in which the notes were played.

Updated 12January2017. Fixed bug where system text was not output in staff by staff order. Will now output text that have line feeds as separate lines.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Show Hide Instrument Names

Version 01.58.00
Added 04 Oct 2010 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

This plugin changes the settings for Engraving Rules > Instrument so that the instrument names are either all set to None (Hide) or to Full at start, Short subsequently, and Full at sections (Show).

With luck, you will never have to use this. If you happen to be given a lot of scores that are not set the way you want, this can save some time. Works on the current score, all open scores, or a folder of scores.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

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.

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.

Bracket Text

Version 01.90.00
Added 08 Apr 2011 (last updated 26 Mar 2014)

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

Puts brackets or parentheses (or any chosen character(s)) around each selected text object, or around the first and last text object matching the filtering conditions. It is especially useful for bold expressions (dynamics) entered with the ctrl or cmnd key, since those involve a font change, or for metronome marks that use noteheads.

Dialog settings are saved across Sibelius sessions.

This is a more general version of the Bracket Expression Text plugin, since it can handle more than Expression text.

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

Updated 9 January 2012 to fix dialog display in Sib 7.

Updated 26 March 2014 to restore handling of dynamics correctly in Sib 7, which had been wiped out.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Edit Part Instrument Names

Version 02.20.00
Added 25 May 2011 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with 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, in the full score and parts, even if the name is empty, and difficult to click on. It creates a list of the instrument names of all staves in a score, and lets you change them.

It lets you change the instruments names of the first part that contains a staff from the full score. Changing a name for that part will cause that name to be updated in all parts containing that staff.

This is similar to Edit Instrument Names, except that you can edit names in the parts at the same time as you edit them in the full score.

Updated 9 August 2011 for Sib 7 font compatibility

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Add Recorder Fingerings

Added 12 Aug 2011 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

Based on the Add Brass Fingerings plug-in included with Sibelius, Add Recorder Fingerings adds fingerings for all of the instruments in the recorder family, from sopranino down to bass.

Plug-in written by Floyd Richmond.

Transfer Score Info

Version 01.05.00
Added 30 Nov 2011 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

This plugin will load Score Info data from an open score and save it for future use. Once loaded and saved, you can transfer these settings into another score.

Use this to save and transfer your custom Score Info settings into a new score.

The zip file for the plugin also contains a PDF document describing how to use it to create custom Score Info data.

To set Score Info settings for a folder of scores, try the Fill Score Info plugin.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Add Circled Number Symbols To Notes

Version 02.01.00
Added 09 Dec 2011 (last updated 10 May 2017)

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

This is a variant of Add Fingering To Notes which adds Symbols rather than text objects.

It can add any symbols you choose but by default is adds the Circled Number symbols used for classical guitar notation.

The text used for this in Add Fingering To Notes does not transfer between Sibelius 6 and 7, but the symbols will.

Note that it is harder to resize symbols than text, so choose any unusual size in the Options when you add symbols.

Updated 1 June 2012. Improved focus setting for Sib 7.1.2, also grace note symbols now correctly placed.

Updated 14 June 2012 to fix multiple keystroke bug in Sib 7. Version 01.51.00.

Updated 26 October 2014 just to update the version number on the download page.

Updated 8 May 2017. The mechanism that handles typed characters is changed because characters were lost if you typed quickly. Now you can type as quickly as you like but no characters will be added to the score until you type the default Enter key or click on any of the dialog buttons. Do not use Esc to close the dialog if you have any unprocessed characters, as those characters will be discarded. This design change is the lesser (I think) of 2 evils.

Also the list of symbols available to customizing the list now includes all the symbols defined in the score, including user-defined symbols.

Updated 10 May 2017. If a symbol assigned to a keypad key is undefined in the current score, a warning will be given and that keypad press will be ignored. This should only happen if you have customized the keypad to insert user-defined symbols and run the plugin on a score that does not include those symbols.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Add Notehead Names Graphics

Version 02.20.00
Added 10 Jan 2012 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

Adds notehead names to selected notes using the new Sibelius 7 ability to create symbols from graphics files. The result is that staff lines and ledger lines will not show through the noteheads as they have in the past.

This is a variant on the shipping Add Note Names to Noteheads, written by Neil Sands.

The plugin will import the attached House Style, Opus Note Names Graphics.lib. If you use Plugins - Install, the House Style will be automatically stored in the user House Style Folder; if installing manually, please copy it there./p>

This plugin will only work in Sibelius 7 and later, and scores that use graphics-based symbols will only work in Sibelius 7 or later.

This plugin will not convert existing scores that used the named noteheads from Add Note Names to Noteheads. You can use the downloadable plugin Remove Named Noteheads to create a score that can use this plugin.

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

Updated 21 May 2012 adding option (and additional house style) to allow noteheads that do not show accidentals. This feature is not available in the shipping plugin. Note that you cannot mix and match the styles in a single score.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich / Neil Sands.

Multicopy Dynamic

Version 01.33.00
Added 02 Feb 2012 (last updated 06 Apr 2017)

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

Adds dynamics text (such as mf) that is typed in or chosen from a list to the first bar of each visible staff in a passage (box) selection, or to the position of each selected object in a multiple selection.

In a passage selection, the text will avoid staves hidden by Hide Empty Staves, Focus On Staves, or a hidden instrument change. By default, the text will be added to the position of the first note in each selected staff in a passage selection.

You can choose the voice of the text; it defaults to ''all voices''.

Updated 6 April 2017. Multiple improvements, allowing choice of text style, whether to use music text font, adding ability to specify horizontal and vertical shifts, and allowing multiple locations for pasting.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Multicopy Object

Version 01.30.00
Added 15 Feb 2012 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

Pastes a single object previously copied to the clipboard to multiple destinations. The single object can be anything except a note, rest, tuplet, or system object (such as a special barline or Title text).

When the plugin is run:

If there is a passage selection, the object will be added in each non-hidden staff at the start of the selection.

If there is a multiple selection, the text is added to the position of each selected object (if the selection contains any system objects, the object will paste to the same bar and position on the first staff).

Compared to regular multicopy, the copied object will not be pasted to hidden staves, there is no problem with pasting when the destination selection intersects a tuplet, and you can paste to multiple targets when the destination selection is a multiple selection.

There is no ability to paste to the first note in a staff, but you could run the Filter First Notes plugin before running this one to get the same effect.

Updated 25 Feb 2012 to select all objects pasted by the plugin so they can all be adjusted at once.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Solfege

Version 01.09.30
Added 12 Apr 2012 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

This plugin adds syllables to selected notes, similar to what Add Note Names does. The syllables come from lists of Solfege systems that provide syllables to be used for the lowered, natural, and raised forms of the seven scale positions of a major scale.

The plugin provides a ''movable-do'' mechanism, where you specify the pitch for degree 1 of the scale. By default it assigns ''1'' to the root of the (major) scale used at the start of the selection, based on the key signature.

This can use useful for ear training, and probably a bunch of other things.

You can edit the Solfege systems, and create new ones, and these are retained across Sibelius sessions.

It does not provide octave designations or rhythmic values (such as, for example, the Add Tonic Sol Fa does). It does adjust itself when key signatures change.

Updated 13 April 2012 to save changed solfege systems even if you cancel from the main dialog. Also fixed a typo!

Updated 14 April 2012 to allow text style to be typed in as well as being chosen from a list.

Updated 19 April 2012. Corrected problems with import/export, added ability to delete a system, added a PDF file explaining how to use the plugin. Warning: this version will erase any settings made in earlier versions, so write them down before upgrading.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Copy Wildcards

Version 01.05.70
Added 11 Sep 2012 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

Displays a list of wildcard text strings. You can copy a wildcard from the plugin window and then paste it into a Text item in a score.

You can also have the plugin write the list of wildcards to the plugin Trace window, and you can copy and paste from there without needing to run the plugin again.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Store Data For Wildcard

Version 01.20.00
Added 13 Sep 2012 (last updated 16 Dec 2017)

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

This is an extension of the Get Page Count plugin, adding the ability to use the score's highest Version number.

It stores the number of pages in a score (at the time the plug-in is run) or the highest Version number of the score into a field of File > Score Info.

This makes the number 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\").

Updated 11 November 2017 to add additional fields including dates and file names that will be rendered as text, and could be used in cloud sharing scores using a wildcard from a Score Info field.

Updated 4 December 2017 to add File - Part option

Updated 16 December 2017 Added do not show dialog button and added Help button and dialog. Also added option to use the Title and Part name as data.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Lyrics To Expression Text

Version 01.05.00
Added 12 Oct 2012 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

Converts all selected lyrics to staff text in Expression style, maintaining any horizontal or vertical offsets of the the original lyrics. It does not combine lyric syllables into words.

The can be used in the likely unusual case where someone entered Expression text, such as dynamics, as Lyric objects, whcih cannot otherwise be easily converted to staff Text objects.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Decrease and Increase Dynamics

Version 1.4
Added 18 Oct 2012 (last updated 20 Dec 2016)

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

Decrease and Increase Dynamics

Version 1.3

Added 18 Oct 2012 (last updated 13 Aug 2014)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1 and Sibelius 7.5

These decrease or increase dynamic levels within a selection. They are designed for speed and do not use dialogs. I suggest assigning to keyboard shortcuts such as Alt++/Alt+- on the numeric keyboard.

  • 1.1 Update: General bug fixes and improvements
  • 1.2 Update: Now works with any type of selection (individual dynamics, passage selection and system selection)
  • 1.3 Update: A bug which caused it to crash when reading fp has been fixed.
  • 1.4 Update: A bug which affected midi control messages has been fixed.

Plug-in written by Kenneth Gaw.

Multiply Dynamics

Version 2.0
Added 18 Oct 2012 (last updated 14 Dec 2016)

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

This copies dynamics from one to all staves within a selection and avoids placing them on rests or empty bars. It is designed for speed and does not feature a dialog. I suggest assigning to a keyboard shortcut such as Alt+* on the numeric keyboard.

Update: Will now place a text dynamic in the middle of a long note if required

UPDATE: typo fixed in error message

Update: The plug-in now works across barlines. Dynamics now are entered on the next available note on each stave in a selected passage.

Plug-in written by Kenneth Gaw.

Left Align First Lyric In System

Version 01.05.00
Added 24 Oct 2012 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

Left-aligns the first word or syllable in a lyric line, leaving the alignment of other syllables unchanged. This is to support a common technique in hymnals.

The plugin accomplishes this by forcing the first lyric syllable in a system for each text style in that bar to act as though it covers at least 2 notes. This forces left alignment.

An unfortunate side effect is that syllables that generate hyphens will not show their hyphens. To get around this, the plugin appends 2 non breaking spaces and a hyphen to the text of syllables that would normally show hyphens.

Since this could could cause unwanted layout changes, this zip file also includes the plugin Adjust Fake Lyric Hyphen, which will find adjusted syllables and let you choose the number of non breaking spaces to use for each such syllable.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Remove Text Line Feeds

Version 01.05.00
Added 21 Jun 2013 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

This plugin will remove line feeds separating lines in selected Text or System Text objects (replacing them with spaces if there are none in the surrounding text). At this point, the text will be a single line, and in Sibelius 7 or later you can use the size of the text box to control where the lines break.

The plugin has no dialog, and it processes selected Text and System Text objects. It does not process lyrics.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Word Wrap Text

Version 01.06.00
Added 21 Jun 2013 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

Add lines breaks to selected text or system text, splitting lines at word boundaries. Lyrics will not be processed.

This plugin is not needed in Sibelius 7 or later, because you can word wrap lines by adjusting the size of the enclosing text box.

To split text, you must specify the size of the longest line you want. Single words will not be split. By default only unformatted text will be split. You can choose to split formatted text, but any formatting will be lost in the process.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Simplify Part Names

Version 01.30.00
Added 04 Sep 2013 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

Removes all but the first instrument name in the Part Name field in Score Info for each dynamic part in each processed score. This removes any additional instrument names which could be produced by instrument changes.

Parts containing multiple instruments will not be simplified.

You can process the current score, all currently open scores, or a folder of scores.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Swap or Replace Text Styles

Version 01.02.10
Added 25 Feb 2014 (last updated 27 Dec 2015)

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

Swaps the text styles of 2 styles of text (such as Lyrics Line 1 and Lyrics Line 2). It can also replace one text style with another style.

Swapping of styles present in the current score work for all languages supported by Sibelius. Replacing with a text style not currently present in the score is only available for English and German.

Styles to be swapped should be in the same 'text style class', so swap System text with System text, Staff text with Staff text. Lyrics with Lyrics, and Blank Page text with Blank Page text. Swapping Lyrics for Staff text is allowed but be sure it is appropriate.

Updated 27 December 2015 to clarify some dialog text.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Position Rehearsal Marks

Version 01.70.00
Added 02 Apr 2014 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

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

This plugin centers Rehearsal Marks at the start of a system horizontally over the clef.

It works in a full score, in each dynamic part of a score, or in the currently active part in an open score. It can process a folder of scores. Open scores are neither saved nor closed.

All bars in the score are normally processed. The selection is only used when processing the active part or score in the current score.

The plugin does not affect the vertical position of the Rehearsal Mark; you can adjust this by changing the Default Position settings for the Rehearsal Mark text style, outside of the plugin.(The plugin does not have access to these settings, and so cannot do it itself).

A PDF file explaining how the plugin is used is included in the zip file.

Updated 29 October 2014 to fix a bug and dialog layout when running in Sibelius 6.

Updated 20 March 2015 to allow the Open Scores and Folder options to work.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Negative Bar Number Change

Version 01.02.00
Added 23 May 2014 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

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

Adds a bar number change at the start of a selection. Unlike bar numbers added with Create > Bar Number Change, these bar numbers can be negative (such as -7). The plugin will only create the negative bar number change; to change other properties of the objects use Create > Bar Number Change.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Format Tempo and Metronome Mark Text

Version 1.1.3
Added 03 Aug 2014 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

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

For use with Sibelius 6 and higher

This plug-in allows you to specify the music font for the Beats Per Minute (BPM) characters in 'Tempo' text and 'Metronome mark' text (e.g. q = 120), with options to format associated equal signs, dashes and parentheses.

Features

  • Specify the font for the note and numbers that collectively specify the beats per minute (BPM) text, including tempo ranges and “circa” tempos
  • Maintain, add or remove spaces next to the equal sign and/or dashes in BPM text
  • Maintain, add or remove spaces after the left parenthesis and before the right parenthesis in BPM text
  • Maintain, add or remove parenthesis around BPM text. When the “Add Parenthesis” option is selected, parenthesis are only added when there is text before the BPM. For example, it will change "Moderato q = 100" to "Moderato (q = 100)", but doesn’t change q=111 to “(q=100)”.
  • Removes leading spaces before the text and lagging spaces after the text
  • Option to replace multiple spaces with single spaces
  • Option to “Reset Design” Tempo and Metronome Mark Text, which can fix a number of issues, particularly for imported scores.

Improvements in 1.1.3

  • Updated "ProcessSelection" method to use "\fFONT NAME..." instead of "\f FONT NAME". Removing the space between f and FONT NAME allows it to work in v6 which is less forgiving than v7
  • Improved the dialog box formatting for v6
  • Implemented Rules Engine type approach for ChangeFont method for greater readability, simplicity and extensibility
  • Updated trace function to work with v6
  • Enhanced algorithm to be able to handle "8ths" "16th" "32nd" "64th" "128th", q=h, q.=h., etc.
  • Fixed bug whereas something like q=h would format last char as a letter, not as a note
  • Check box added to set circa, ca. and c. as italic
  • Adding period formatting options for Maelzel's Metronome markings (MM to/from M.M.)
  • Rounds BPM to closest traditional value - 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 58 60 63 66 69 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 100 104 108 112 116 120 126 132 138 144 152 160 168 176 184 192 200 208. Handles individual tempo or a range.
  • Gives a warning if a tempo range has the same starting and ending value
  • Leaves tempo and metronome mark objects alone that appears to be a metric modulations. These contain a font with "Metronome" in the name such as "Opus Metronome"

Plug-in written by Ed Hirschman.

Cresc Dim Lines as Text

Version 01.07.00
Added 01 Sep 2014 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

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

Places a text string consisting of a character, a space, and another character (by default ''< >'') centered on a notehead. The text will not affect playback. You can add hidden lines for playback.

The text is in Technique Text style. You can specify the font and font sizes of the characters and the space separately, and can specify the vertical and horizontal offsets of the text so it is centered to taste.

Settings are saved across Sibelius sessions.

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.

Multi-paste

Version 1.0
Added 14 Dec 2016 (last updated )

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

Multi-Paste Text Entry

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7, Sibelius 7.5 and 8

Version 1.0

This enables the user to input technique and other types of text into more than one place in the score in one operation.

If staves are selected, then the text is place over the first note in each stave. There is also an option to add the opposite indication to the first note after the selection. To convert a passage to “pizz.”, for example, select the appropriate bars of the string staves and run the plugin. “pizz.” will be entered on the first note of each selected stave and arco in the first note of each stave following the selection.

If individual notes are selected, the text is entered above each selected note.

Items can be added to and removed from the option list and the opposite indication can also be edited.

Plug-in written by Kenneth Gaw.

Combine Text Objects

Version 01.08.00
Added 30 Aug 2017 (last updated )

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

Creates a new Text object by combining the text contained in selected Text objects or System Text objects, using the Text style and location of the first selected object.

The selected objects will be sorted in score order. You can separate each block of text with a line feed, a space, or any text characters. The original selection is maintained when the plugin stops, so you can easily delete the originals to replace them with the newly created object.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.