Create Insert Symbol Plugin

Version 02.07.00
Added 06 Oct 2007 (last updated 29 Sep 2018)

For use with Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5, Sibelius 8.x, Sibelius 18.x, Sibelius 19.x, Sibelius 20.x, Sibelius 21.x, Sibelius 22.x and Sibelius 23.x

Lets you create and install new plug-ins that, when run, will insert a chosen symbol of a chosen size into a score. If you assign a shortcut to the new plug-ins, you will have, in effect, a way to assign a shortcut to an individual symbol.

The generated plugins will be put by default in the Zymbols subfolder of your user Plug-ins folder. The name will include the symbol name, the size, its attachment status, and its position offsets.

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 2 April 2009 for internal code cleanup

Updated April 13, 2009. Added the ability to choose vertical position of a staff symbol relative to a selected note.

Updated 22 July 2009. Added ability to center a symbol horizontally in a bar, and also the ability, in Sib 6, to turn off Magnetic Layout for inserted symbols

Updated 13 October 2010. Fixed bug that ignored clef change in bar 1.

Updated 9 August 2011 for Sib 7 user file location compatibility

Updated 22 October 2011 to fix Sib 7 file changes.

Updated 7 March 2016 to have default be symbol be first selected symbol, if any.

Updated 28 November 2017 to add Find In List

Updated 29 September 2018 to fix missing error message if text not found. Version 02.07.00.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.