Add Cresc Dim Lines

Version 01.64.00
Added 15 Nov 2007 (last updated 25 Jun 2021)

For use with Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, 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, Sibelius 23.x and Sibelius 24.x

Adds crescendo and/or diminuendo lines and optional expression text to a selection.

You can include Expression Text if desired; if the edit boxes are blank, only the line(s) will appear. Type or select an appropriate font if you want bold expression text.

To increase the amount of space surrounding the characters, increase the Rhythmic space per character (quarter note = 256 units). This may expand the output past the selection. It cannot be expanded past the end of the score.

You may still need to adjust horizontal spacing using arrow keys.

This will run in Sib 4, but some features are missing and text and lines will not align as well as in Sib 5

Updated April 4, 2008 (version 1.20) to allow choice of line type at each position, so you can reverse the dynamics

Updated 1 December 2011 to handle Sib 7 fonts.

Updated 10 January 2012 to allow more line type.

Updated 24 August 2014 to retract lines over barlines and add an option to specify space between 2 lines if no text is used, and to process a single note or the first note in a selection.

Updated 4 February 2014 to fix crash in Sib 5 and 6.

Updated 2 February 2016, adding straight, dotted and dashed lines to the list. These behave differently from the dynamics lines and the horizontal position is not very good, but it is too complex to fix right now. It might at least get you in the ballpark with such lines.

Updated 2 February 2016 to fix not bold text bug

Updated 4 June 2016 fixed some crashing typos when there was no text with the lines.

Updated 19 April 2021. Version 01.63.00. Added ability to hide dialog.

Updated 25 June 2021. Version 01.64.00. Fixed some issues with enabling edit controls when the line type changed.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.