Chord Symbol No Superscript

Version 01.36.00
Added 12 Jan 2006 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

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

Changes the numeric characters, flat, or sharp symbols in chord symbols to a font of your choice in which the characters are not superscripted. The most likely replacement font choices are Opus PlainChords or Inkpen2 Text, but you can type in any font you like. There is no way for the plug-in to validate the existence of the font, so please type carefully!

Only single numbers will be changed, not stacked digits. Do not use the \\\'flat\\\' option if you are using lower case \\\'b\\\' characters that are not flat symbols, as all lower case \\\'b\\\'s will be changed.

By default, all numbers and accidentals will have the font applied. If you need more control over which characters change, use Advanced Options, which allows you to have, for example, only numbers or accidentals not in extensions un-subscripted. So as an example, you could have Abmaj7b5, and in Opus Chords font all the numbers and accidentals are superscripted. By applying various options, the b following the A can be normal, but the b following the 7 can be subscripted; the 7 can be un-subscripted, while the 5 can be subscripted.

The resulting text objects can have multiple fonts; if you add new chords, they changes will not be applied, but the plug-in can be re-run as needed.

Since any font can be typed in, you can choose different fonts with the proper characteristics to add superscripts rather than removing them, and other options as well.

While this does work in Sibelius 5, it should rarely be needed. Its function is taken by the Chords(superscript root accidental) Word menu in the Chord Symbol text style.

Updated 1 Feb 2015 to respell menu name. No code change.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Convert Legacy Chord Symbols

Version 01.30.00
Added 23 Jun 2009 (last updated 27 Nov 2017)

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

Converts "legacy" text chord symbols to Sib 6-style chord symbols, or Sib 6 chords to legacy text chord symbols.

Updated 9 August 2011 for Sib 7 dialog control changes

Updated 8 September 2012 adding option to use plain text rather than formatted text when converting to Legacy chord symbols.

Updated 1 February 2016. Added code to retain the horizontal and vertical offsets of the original text or chord symbol objects. Also made the display of the number converted at the end of the plugin a dialog option. Internally, the code was restructured to move most of the processing out of the Run routine into ProcessSelection, and the check for an empty selection is now made before the dialog appears. This should have no effect on the output.

Updated 27 November 2017. Moved check for chords symbols in selection to after the dialog so the setting for which type to look for could be set by the user. Otherwise one combination would be impossible withoutselecting entire score.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Create Chord Symbols From List

Added 09 Oct 2009 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

This plug-in creates chord symbols from two corresponding lists. Just type in your chord symbol names in one text edit field (separated by commas), and type a corresponding list of bar numbers in the other text edit field (also separated by commas).

Not only is it helpful for copying and pasting text files, but you can drag the plug-in dialog window around your monitor closer or over top of your PDF viewer for faster input.

Another useful feature is that it supports subdivisions of the bar. Often times when inputting chord symbols you may be doing so over bar rests. In such cases it becomes arduous to create chord symbols over subdivisions of the bar (since there is nothing immediate to attach them to). Conversely, it is simple to do do this within this plug-in: just type in the bar number with the appropriate decimal. For example, if you would like the chord symbol to appear 2/3rds of the way through the 5th bar, you would type "5.75", or if you wanted it 7/8ths through the bar you would type "5.875".

Chord Symbols are such an excellent feature in Sibelius 6, now it is quite easy to quickly input them from text.

Inspired by Edo Castro.

Plug-in written by Roman Molino Dunn.

Nashville Chord Numbers

Version 01.25.00
Added 06 Jul 2010 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

Converts standard chord symbols to numeric Nashville chord symbols whose root and bass are numbers representing the pitches position in its major scale. It produces legacy chord symbols with numeric roots and bass notes. It will read Sib 6 chords or legacy chords.

It will handle any valid key changes. It uses the current key signature, treated as a major scale, for the numbering, and optionally lets you override the key for a selection.

There is an option in the dialog to convert Nashville chords to standard chords, and another to format Nashville chords with superscripts.

The plugin will only convert chords that can be interpreted by Sib for Sib 6 style chords, so there may be some legacy chords it will not handle.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Chord Symbol No Bass

Version 01.02.00
Added 16 Feb 2011 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

Removes alternate bass notes (/bass) from selected chord names, for either Sib 6 chords or legacy chord symbols. If a chord diagram is present, the fingering will most likely change to reflect the changed chord name.

This could be useful after running the Add Chord Symbols plugin, which has no option to omit the bass notes.

Updated 16Feb 2011 to fix problems with 6/9 and 2/4 chords.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Bracket Chord Symbols

Version 01.06.00
Added 10 Feb 2012 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

Places parentheses around chord symbols, either legacy(text) or chord symbol objects. Doing so will convert "new" chord symbol objects to legacy chords. If the chord symbol displayed a chord diagram, both a chord diagram and a text chord symbols will be displayed.

The parentheses are not separate symbols, but text which is part of the resulting text object.

Updated 10 February 2012 to allow you to enter just and open brace or just a closing brace, for use with groups of chords.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Chord Symbols For Sib 5 Export

Version 01.30.00
Added 08 Sep 2012 (last updated 27 Nov 2017)

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

Will convert Chord Symbol objects so that if they are text only they will become legacy chord symbols with plain text, and if diagrams, they will become a diagram with no text and a plain-text legacy chord symbol for the text.

The text used in the legacy chord symbols avoids the special characters used for accidentals and other characters in Sib 6 and 7.

This is intended for scores that are to be exported to Sibelius 5 and earlier, which used different text characters in chord symbols.

Updated 27 November 2017 fixed bug with chord diagram only setting

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Respell Chord Symbols

Version 01.12.00
Added 09 May 2013 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

This plugin will respell chord symbol names, changing sharps to flats, and so on. Notes and key signatures are not affected.

There are options for how certain chord roots are respelled. Chord root names with accidentals (such as Eb or C#) will change to a natural or single accidental. Natural roots change depending on the option: they can be set to never change, to change to a single accidental (E, F, B, or C), or any natural root can change, possibly producing a double accidental.

Options are retained over Sibelius sessions, and the settings dialog may be hidden after it appears the first time the plugin is run in a Sibelius session.

There are options to respell as sharps and flats, and all flats as sharps.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.