Delete Duplicate Text Lines Symbols

Version 01.10.00
Added 06 Oct 2007 (last updated 08 Aug 2019)

For use with Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5, Sibelius 8.x, Sibelius 18.x, Sibelius 19.x and Sibelius 20.x

Deletes copies of text objects, lines, or symbols that have the same properties and location as another object of the same type.

Updated 19 March 2018. Internal code cleanup, no change in results.

Updated 21 March 2018. For System objects, the Y offset field, which is not valid, is no longer used to evaulate duplicate objects.

Updated 8 August 2019. Version 01.10.00. For Sibelius 6 and later:

1. The plugin will now bring up a dialog, which can be hidden after the first time run in a Sibelius session.

2. It will now delete page-aligned system text that is in different bars on the same page, and so would overlap on the page.

3. The dialog will let you trace any duplicates that could be deleted.

4. If you are not deleting the duplicates, you can have the duplicate objects selected when the dialog ends. You could then use the Browse Selected Objects plugin to inspect the duplicates. Note that if you run the plugin again on these selected objects you will not get the correct results, since the original objects are not selected. To delete duplicates after selecting duplicates, repeat the original selection before running this plugin.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.