Find Empty Text Strings

Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 19 Nov 2011)

For use with Sibelius 3.x and Sibelius 4

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

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

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

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

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

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

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.

Filter Other

Version 02.51.00
Added 05 Oct 2007 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1 and Sibelius 7.5

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).

Updated September 9, 2009 to simplify the user interface and add a filter for quartertones. This version will only run in Sibelius 6. For Sib 5, use Filter Other for Sibelius 5.

Updated February 22, 2010 to filter for Expression text Dynamics, (such as bold mf) which is defined at the moment as expression text that contains a font change, as such texts do, typically to Opus Text.

Updated 13 April 2010 to filter for Clefs

Updated 4 September 2010 to filter for notes under tuplets and tuplets and notes under tuplets.

Updated January 10, 2011 to filter for key signature changes. Note this will not filter the original key signature, just changes. It will filter one staff key sigs as well as those for all staves. Key signatures live in the system staff and the individual staves, and both are filtered, so the count will be one more that what you see selected.

Updated 13 March 2011 to add filter for MIDI messages

Updated 26 August 2011 to filter notes with tremolos, including buzz rolls.

Updated 22 December 2013 to fix a bug and to add text styles present in the score to the list of filterable text styles.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Custom Filter

Version 01.21.00
Added 05 Oct 2007 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1 and Sibelius 7.5

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).

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Filter Objects In Bar

Version 01.25.00
Added 05 Oct 2007 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1 and Sibelius 7.5

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.

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 and Sibelius 7.5

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 and Sibelius 7.5

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.

Find Colored Objects

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

For use with Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1 and Sibelius 7.5

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.

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 and Sibelius 7.5

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

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 and Sibelius 7.5

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 and Sibelius 7.5

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.

Filter Notes Tied To - Simple

Version 01.08.00
Added 03 Nov 2008 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1 and Sibelius 7.5

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.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Find Previous Rehearsal Mark

Added 28 Jan 2009 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1 and Sibelius 7.5

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 and Sibelius 7.5

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 and Sibelius 7.5

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.

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 and Sibelius 7.5

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.

Filter Chord and Legacy Symbols

Version 01.05.00
Added 20 Aug 2009 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1 and Sibelius 7.5

Filters Sibelius 6-style chord symbols, legacy chord symbols (text objects with Chord Symbol text style), or both, allowing you to select or deselect the desired symbols.

Since the Sibelius 6 Filter will filter both types, the plugin defaults to filtering legacy chord symbols only.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Filter With Deselect

Version 01.36.00
Added 20 Aug 2009 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1 and Sibelius 7.5

Filters the same items as the Sibelius 6 Edit Filter menu (plus Legacy Chord Symbols), but allows you to Deselect without needing to use the Advanced Filter. It also has an option to exclude user-defined text and lines.

Updated August 29, 2009 to filter cue-sized objects.

Updated 12 May 2010 to filter Sib 6 chord symbols separately.

Updated 28 September 2010 to make Notes and Chords skip rests and to add a filter for Notes, Rests, and Chords.

Updated 1 November 2011 to add filters for Appoggiatura and Acciaccatura

Updated 16 January 2012 to filter different symbol sizes.

Updated 7 March 2012 to make dialog larger and add filter for Fingering text.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Filter Comments

Version 01.21.00
Added 20 Aug 2009 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1 and Sibelius 7.5

Filters Comments by author, date, or text. You may color or resize the filtered comments.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Filter Note Arpeggios Jazz Artic

Version 01.21.00
Added 20 Aug 2009 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1 and Sibelius 7.5

Filters notes that contain Sibelius 6 note-attached arpeggios and/or jazz articulations (fall, doit, scoop, plop).

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Find Comments

Added 30 Aug 2009 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1 and Sibelius 7.5

Find next or previous Comment in the score. The zip file contains both Find Next Comment and Find Previous Comment

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Find Note Arp Jazz Artic

Added 30 Aug 2009 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1 and Sibelius 7.5

Find next or previous note that contains note-attached arpeggios or jazz articulations (fall, doit, scoop, plop).

Run with no selection to change options.

The zip file contains 2 plugins one for Next and one for Previous.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

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.

Find Start of Movement

Version 01.11.00
Added 05 May 2010 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1 and Sibelius 7.5

These plugins require Sibelius version 6.2. Two files are present in the zip file. Use both it you want to assign shortcut keys to either direction, or use one and change the direction option as needed.

Find Start of Movement moves the selection to the start of the movement that contains the start of the current selection. If you are already at the section start it will stay there.

Find Start of Next Movement moves the selection to the start of the movement following the one that contains the start of the current selection. If you are already at the section start it will go the the next section, wrapping to the start of the score as needed.

Run with no selection for options, including changing direction

The start of a movement is defined as the bar following a bar marked as a Section End. There are some options to allow extra criteria for start of movement.

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 and Sibelius 7.5

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.

Filter What Was Chosen

Version 01.10.00
Added 15 Jul 2010 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1 and Sibelius 7.5

This is the filter version of Find Next One Of These. It is a 2-step plugin. Select a single object, such as a note or piece of text. Then make a selection and run the plugin again. The plugin will filter all objects that match the original object properties.

Run with no selection to change options

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Custom Note Filter

Version 01.25.00
Added 20 Apr 2011 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1 and Sibelius 7.5

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.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Filter By Accidentals

Version 01.30.00
Added 02 Sep 2011 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1 and Sibelius 7.5

Lets you filter either notes or Sib6-style chord symbols (not legacy chord symbols) based on the accidentals.

It could be handy as a pre-step for converting, for example, all sharps to flats, or for processing chord symbols with double accidentals, or filtering quartertones.

It has an option to select only the notes that have visible accidentals.

Updated 14 July 2013 to use built-in test for visible accidental when running in Sibelius 7.1.3 or later.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Filter Notes And Rests

Version 01.25.00
Added 21 Sep 2011 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1 and Sibelius 7.5

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.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Filter Hidden Objects

Version 01.28.00
Added 02 Oct 2011 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1 and Sibelius 7.5

Filters objects that are hidden by the Show-Hide operation, or text that includes the tilde (~) or both.

It will optionally filter system text in the range of a non-system passage selection, allows Deselecting, and saves its options (except for Do not show dialog) across Sibelius sessions.

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 and Sibelius 7.5

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.

Filter First Notes

Version 01.22.00
Added 02 Feb 2012 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1 and Sibelius 7.5

Starting with a passage selection, this plugin filters the first non-rest note in each visible staff in the selection. It avoids staves hidden by Hide Empty Staves, Focus On Staves, or a hidden instrument change.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Filter Colored Objects

Version 01.57.00
Added 11 Sep 2012 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1 and Sibelius 7.5

Allows you to select or deselect all colored objects in a selection. There is an option to exclude Comments and Highlights from the filter.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Filter Families

Version 01.08.00
Added 18 Sep 2012 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1 and Sibelius 7.5

Filters staves that belong to instrument families that you can specify in a dialog.

Filtered instruments will be selected as part of a (possibly discontiguous) passage selection. The filter can select from an initial passage selection, or it can select from the entire score.

This could be followed with Hide Empty Staves to hide only empty percussion staves, for example.

Updated 21 September 2012 to make Select All do a system selection so system objects are included.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Move or Copy to Another Voice

Version 1.3
Added 18 Oct 2012 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1 and Sibelius 7.5

This plugin is an updated and expanded version of the 'Move top or bottom notes to another voice' plugin previously submitted and is a simple alternative filter to the Sibelius one.

It moves or copies notes, lyrics, dynamics (including hairpins) and other text from one voice to another. Unlike Sibelius' filters, it works with tuplets (including nested ones) hence you can copy or move passages with tuplets partially or wholly selected. It also allows you to move whole dotted quavers (for example) in 6/8 time without converting them into semi+quaver combinations on the 2nd and 4th dotted quaver beats.

Furthermore it allows you to copy/delete the top or bottom notes of tuplets by moving them into another voice and then filtering and pasting/deleting that voice.

It works best when the destination voice is either empty or has the same rhythm as the source voice and is designed to complement the existing Sibelius filters. Where the rhythms of the source voice and destination voice are different, only the rhythm of the source voice is preserved.

1.1 Update: Improvements have been added in the way it handles destination voices which are not empty, copies note and rest properties to the destination voice and deals with the beam property in rests.

1.2 Update: This update contains various bug fixes which apply where the destination voice already has material.

Plug-in written by Kenneth Gaw.

Delete Voices 1-4

Version 1.1
Added 11 Feb 2013 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1 and Sibelius 7.5

Filtering out a voice and deleting it in Sibelius can take up to six steps if tuplets are involved. These plugins allows you to delete a voice with one command.

They are designed to be run from keyboard shortcuts, hence four plugins rather than one with a dialog and they will also work on selected passages that intersect tuplets.

Tip: Define Ctrl+Shift+Alt+F1-4 for these plugins respectively. This corresponds to the default Alt+1-4 (create or move to voice) and Ctrl+Shift+Alt+1-4 (filter voice) shortcuts.

Update: General bug fixes and improvements

Plug-in written by Kenneth Gaw.

Unfilter Selection and Unfilter Selection Whole Bars

Version 1.2
Added 14 May 2013 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1 and Sibelius 7.5

These convert one or more selected objects into a selected passage. The Whole Bars version selects complete bars. They are quite useful when working with filters and I suggest assigning keyboard shortcuts to them if you use them regularly.

1.1 Update: Added ability to reverse selection e.g. notes to passage selection and the other way too. This update also includes general stability improvements.

1.2 Update: When run with a passage selected the plugin now filters out tuplets as well as notes. This is useful for cutting and pasting.

Plug-in written by Kenneth Gaw.

Filter Text

Version 01.70.00
Added 20 Mar 2014 (last updated )

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1 and Sibelius 7.5

This plugin presents a list of text, system text, and lyrics that are present in the current selection, and allows you to filter specific styles in the selection. In Sibelius 7.1.3 and later, the list box is multi-selectable, and you can use ctrl/cmnd click to choose multiple styles for filtering. In Sibelius 6, you can only choose one style for filtering.

Checkboxes allow you to restrict the list to staff text, system text, or lyrics.

You can either Select or Deselect the chosen styles. Select will cause text with the chosen style(s) to be selected. Deselect will cause text in any styles in the list that are not chosen to be selected.

The Advanced Filter in Sibelius will also filter text, but if you have a lot of filtering to do, this plugin requires fewer steps, and makes searching for styles easier by restricting the list of styles to those that are present in the original selection.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Filter Slurred Notes - Simple

Version 01.40.00
Added 07 Apr 2014 (last updated 07 Apr 2014)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1 and Sibelius 7.5

This plugin selects most notes that are covered by slurs. It selects notes that are in the same staff and voice as a slur, and start at or later than the slur, and end at or before the end of the slur. It will select notes even if the slur itself is not selected, or if a covering slur starts before the first selected note.

All notes in a chord are selected if any note in the chord is under a slur.

This can be useful for doing things like changing Live Playback settings for slurred notes.

If you create slurs and extend them with the space key, it should catch notes at both ends. If you drag the ends of the slur, it may miss notes at the edges. It will not find notes if the slur crosses staves.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

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