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Version 01.20.00
Added 29 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, Sibelius 8.x and Sibelius 18.x

This plug-in writes a list of plugin names and numbers, sorted by name, to the trace window. If you have a lot of plug-ins, it makes it easier to find the plugin you want to assign a shortcut to, since the list on the Menus and Shortcuts page of File > Preferences is sorted by plug-in number.

Updated 17January2015. Added option to show full plugin path name for any loaded plugins so you can see if you will currently run a shipping or user version of a plugin. Sort by name is probably the useful option.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Convert Spaces To Units

Version 01.07.00
Added 06 Nov 2009 (last updated 14 Aug 2016)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5, Sibelius 8.x and Sibelius 18.x

Convert Spaces To Units will convert fixed units like inches, mm, or points to or from "spaces" based units as used internally by Sibelius. (One "space" is defined as 1/4 of the staff height).

This plugin will probably only have niche uses, but if you are using wildcards that use space units, or are writing plugins, or are just trying to figure out how many x units in the General tab of the Properties window will make an inch, it can come in very handy.

This plugin requires Sibelius 6.1

Updated 8 September 2010 to correct invalid conversion of points.

Updated 14 August 2016 to prepare for multiple staff sizes.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Backup Plug-in for Developers

Version 01.40.00
Added 09 Jun 2010 (last updated 27 Feb 2016)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5, Sibelius 8.x and Sibelius 18.x

This plug-in allows plug-in authors to create multiple backup snapshots throughout the plug-in development process. Snapshots are useful to have when recent code changes impair/break your plug-in, and you can't or don't wish to spend time fixing the newly introduced errors.

Thanks to Bob Zawalich for use of some code, concepts and variable names from his Export Each Staff as Audio plug-in.

Thanks to Roman Molino Dunn for Mac testing and suggestions on how to make the plug-in more user-friendly.

Updated 20 June 2010.

The .zip file now also includes a copy of Restore Plugin for Developers, by Bob Zawalich, which can restore plugins which have been backed up by Backup Plug-in for Developers.

A number of bugs in Backup Plug-in for Developers have been fixed:

* Fixed bug whereas Comment was not being checked for illegal characters.

* Comment allowable characters are now platform specific and less restrictive.

* Added new Options button and dialog to allow user to select preferred date format, time format and delimiter character (space or tilde).

* Made dialog box wider to allow more path text to be shown.

* Made this Plug-in compatible with the Restore Plug-In.

* Fixed bug whereas after 1st session plug in path was not properly retrieved for some users.

* Added a validation to ensure "File backup location" ends with a legal path separator. If missing, it is automatically added.

* Fixed a bug whereas the "Filename for backup field" was not initially displaying the correct information.

Updated 8 August 2011 for Sib 7 user file location compatibility

Updated 26 February 2016 to speed up file copying.

Plug-in written by Ed Hirschman / Bob Zawalich.

Format ManuScript Comment For Developers

Added 03 Aug 2010 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5, Sibelius 8.x and Sibelius 18.x

This plug-in transforms free-form text into a nicely formatted comment box that can be pasted into other plug-ins. The plug-in handles comments of any length, and can be used for initial explanations that typically appear at the top of the "Run" method or for comments in other methods. The comment box width is user selectable, as are the horizontal and vertical borders characters. There are also several "signature line" type options available.

Any text pasted into the plug-in's input text box is truncated by Sibelius at the first encountered line break. As such, ensure there are no line breaks or carriage returns in your free-form text and then select an alternative line-break character such as the tilde (~) from the drop down menu, then type the selected line break character into your text to achieve multiple paragraphs. The formatted output is provided in the Trace window and can be pasted into your plug-in.

Updated 4 August 2010 with the following changes:

  • Added choice of left and right side border character
  • Right and/or Left borders can now be "None"
  • Right and/or Left borders can now be "//". Using // for the Left border ensures that line numbers are more accurate if syntax errors in your plug-in and that the cursor will jump to the correct error location.
  • Changed default left border to "//"
  • If options line is too wide, error message now suggests a minimum width
  • Added 110 and 120 as width choices

Plug-in written by Ed Hirschman.

Copy Plugin

Version 01.51.00
Added 02 Jan 2012 (last updated 26 Apr 2016)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5, Sibelius 8.x and Sibelius 18.x

Make a clone copy of an existing plugin, with a new file name and a new menu name, in the same folder as the original plugin. This can be useful when making a variant plugin, or for creating multiple plugins that save data associated with the menu name.

It will remember the name of the last plugin you copied across Sibelius sessions, so you can set up your favorite template to reuse.

Updated 3 January 2011 to correct typos.

Updated 24 January 2012 to add default plugin names for easier cloning.

Updated 31 January 2012 to fix crashes on OSX in version 7.1.

Updated 26 February 2016 to greatly speed up file copy.

Updated 13 April 2016.By default it will increment plugin names that end in a number for default names. Also, it will allow you to create multiple copies in a single session. Now requires Sibelius 6 or later.

Updated 26 April 2016 to clearify error message that appears when the menu name is not defined using the _PluginMenuName variable.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Minimum Plugin

Version 01.07.00
Added 02 Jan 2012 (last updated 12 May 2018)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5, Sibelius 8.x and Sibelius 18.x

A public-domain plugin that provides a basic framework for a plugin that processes objects in a score.

This plugin may be used as a template, and may be adapted, modified and distributed without attribution (and you use it at your own risk!)

Updated 3 January 2011 to correct typos.

Updated 11 February 2012 to update comments - no code changes.

Updated 12 May 2018 to tweak some text.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Restore Edited Shipping Files

Version 01.15.00
Added 05 Jan 2012 (last updated 06 Aug 2015)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5, Sibelius 8.x and Sibelius 18.x

Lists user copies of shipping plugins, house styles, and manuscript papers and offers to delete them or move them to a folder outside of the user subfolder.

This can be useful if you edit shipping plugins to see how they work, especially after a Sibelius update, when you cannot remember which ones you have edited, and want to enable the most recent versions.

Updated 3 August 2015. Renamed from Restore Shipping Edited Plugins to Restore Shipping Edited Files. Added tracking for edited House Style and Manuscript papers as well as plugins.

Updated 6 August 2015. Fixes Mac hanging bug.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Pitch Values

Version 01.06.00
Added 12 Apr 2012 (last updated 04 Jan 2018)

For use with Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5, Sibelius 8.x and Sibelius 18.x

This plugin displays the all possible MIDI values for note names, or all possible names for MIDI pitches, including double accidentals or quartertones. This can be helpful when writing plugins. It is pretty geeky.

Updated 5 September 2017. Added ability to trace pitches by accidental type, including triple accidentals, which can be produced only by plugins, convertors or other processes, but which sometimes appear. Now you can see all the possible sharp,or flat, or double/triple accidentals in one place. Still pretty geeky.

Updated 29 September 2017 Fixes to triple accidental display.

Updated 4 January 2018. Added accidental value for traces, chiefly for use with quartertones.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Are Your Plugins Up-To-Date?

Version 02.03.00
Added 26 Jun 2012 (last updated 31 May 2018)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5, Sibelius 8.x and Sibelius 18.x

This plugin compares the version numbers in downloaded plugins installed on your machine with version numbers of a snapshot of the plugins on the Plugin Download Page.

It creates a list in the Plugin Trace Window showing whether the version numbers are OUTDATED, CURRENT, NEWER, or NOT IN LIST. If a plugin is OUTDATED, you should probably install the current version of the plugin.

The plugin will also tell you if you have duplicate copies of the same plugin in different folders. This can cause problems, especially with plugins that run other plugins, and you are advised to eliminate any duplicates.

The ''snapshot'' of the Download Page Plugins is tedious to create, so it will not be updated often. If your plugins are OUTDATED, you should update, but CURRENT and NEWER are valid only at the time of the snapshot, and are less trustworthy. The original snapshot was made on May 23, 2012.

The current version of most plugins can be found in the listing on the Plugins Download Page. For many plugins, the version number is displayed in the lower left corner of the plugin's main dialog box.

Updated 26 June 2012 to fix Add Pitch Class list entry.

Updated 18 January 2015 to update the plugin list snapshot to be current as of January 18, 2015.

Updated 18 Feb 2015. The plugin still uses a snapshot (date is Feb 11, 2015) but it is much more detailed that earlier versions. The uninstalled plugin list should only show plugins that will work in your version of Sibelius.

Updated 31 May 2018. Updated plugin snapshot valid as of May 31, 2018. I have created a new process to update an existing map file rather than creating it from scratch that should make it easier to update at least a little more often. In this version, uninstalled plugins that may not work in your version of Sibelius can appear, so check validity before installing.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Offtonic Note Info

Version 0.1
Added 26 Jul 2012 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5, Sibelius 8.x and Sibelius 18.x

Note Info simply displays basic information about a specific note in a computer-readable format. I wrote it as a tool to help me understand how Sibelius internally represents notes, but I can imagine others wanting the same thing. Note that Sibelius's representation of a Note object is as an object inside a NoteRest object, so Note Info does not display duration or velocity, for example.

Plug-in written by Mauro Braunstein.

Edit Text File

Version 01.76.00
Added 28 Sep 2012 (last updated 13 Feb 2015)

For use with Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5, Sibelius 8.x and Sibelius 18.x

For Sibelius 7.1.3 and later only.

Launches an application that will edit a text file. You specify both the application and the text file, and these files will be remembered over Sibelius sessions.

This could be be useful for plugins that create log files and text files, or even html files, and would like to display them from within Sibelius.

For plugin developers, please note that the mechanism to launching apps is rather different in Windows and OSX.

This plugin is dedicated to Mary Elizabeth, for her invaluable testing assistance.

Updated 13Feb201=5 to fix a type and add entry points fro calling from other plugins

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Align Notes

Version 01.09.00
Added 23 Dec 2014 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5, Sibelius 8.x and Sibelius 18.x

This plugin aligns notes in selected bars by removing any rests that follow the last (right-align) or precede the first (left-align) chord, or tuplet in the bar.

It does not delete any rests; it shifts the note data and adds rests to the front or back of the bar. The size of the bar does not change.

Entire bars are always processed; if any part of a bar is selected, the entire bar is processed. All voices in selected bars will be processed.

The plugin can be run by a user, or other plugins can call RightAlign(score, bar) or LeftAlign(score, bar) to accomplish note alignment.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Plugin Info

Version 01.10.00
Added 30 Jan 2015 (last updated 01 Feb 2018)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5, Sibelius 8.x and Sibelius 18.x

This plugin displays a list of all the plugins currently installed on your machine. Selecting a plugin in the list will display its full file pathname, Category (on the current machine), User or shipping plugin status, Version if available, Plugin number, and Date Installed. The dialog will also display the number of plugin installed on the current machine.

The can be useful for seeing if you are running a modified version of a shipping plugin, or to compare the version number with the one on the download page, so as to see if you have the most recent version of a plugin.

Updated 24 November 2015 to add a trace button.

Updated 8 February 2016 to add Locate All Copies to find copies of shipping plugins in all languages.

Updated 18 October 2017. Added ability to list only user or shipping plugins, and ability to trace plugin info for all plugins in list, so you can get a list of all installed shipping plugins.

Updated 1 February 2018. Added Find box so it can find plugins bases on any bits of a word in the name. Also added plugin menu name to the data list so you don't need to look back and forth to the list box to see everything.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.