Insert One Symbol

Version 01.85.00
Added 06 Oct 2007 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

Inserts a symbol to a selected location. It is meant to have a shortcut assigned to it, to give Sibelius the ability to effectively assign a shortcut to a symbol. Updated to list Sibelius 5 symbols.

To determine which symbol will be inserted, a dialog comes up the first time you run the plugin in a session, or if you run the plugin with no selection. The dialog lets you select a symbol, its size, and whether it is attached to a system or a staff. The dialog lets you put several symbols into a list, which is saved across Sibelius sessions. By re-running it and selecting a different symbol, you change the symbol that will be inserted when Insert One Symbol is run.

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. Also, Insert One Symbol Show Dialog is no longer required. Now the dialog comes up the first time you run the plugin in a session, or if you run the plugin with no selection. A checkbox on the dialog will let you run the plugin with no dialog showing.

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.

Use this version for Sibelius 5 and later. For Sibelius version 4 use the plugin Insert One Symbol for Sibelius 4.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.