Merge Bars

Version 01.50.00
Added 29 Jul 2008 (last updated 28 Aug 2014)

For use with Sibelius 5 and Sibelius 6

Merges adjacent bars into a single larger bar.

It requires a passage (blue box) selection of at least 2 bars. Any unselected portions of the first and last bars selected will be split off as separate bars.

Any blank pages attached to barlines that are merged will be lost.

It can draw barlines where the barlines were, but their spacing must be adjusted manually. It can also reset bar numbering in the following bars.

One use is to simulate tuplets crossing a barline. Merge 2 bars so the tuplet crosses the former barline, then draw in a barline.

For Sibelius 7 and later, Merge Bars ships with Sibelius and is invoked from Home-Bars-Join. Use the shipping version rather than installing this plugin (which is an earlier version).

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.