Input Durations

Version 01.15.00
Added 12 Nov 2008 (last updated 28 May 2018)

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

The Input Durations plugins are a set of Sibelius plugins that allow you to enter notes into a score by specifying only the duration. The pitch is automatically chosen, typically to be the note on the center line of the staff.

These plugins can be useful if you want to enter drum rhythms, or if you want to enter rhythms and pitches in separate passes, entering the rhythms with these plugins and repitching to add pitches.

There are 9 plugins, 8 of which are mapped to a different ctrl/cmnd+ key on the numeric keypad. The durations entered are mapped to the familiar keypad keys (with the ctrl/cmnd key held down), from a whole note/semibreve (numpad 6) to a 32nd note/demisemiquaver (numpad 1), and optional plugins for 64th and 128th notes.

A PDF file in the zip file explains how to install and set up shortcuts for these plugins

Updated 14 November 2008 to fix an intermittent bug. All downloaders requested to download and replace the InputDuration.plg file (that is the only one that changed).

Updated 13 October 2010 to fix a bug involving clef changes in bar 1 of a score. The InputDuration.plg file is the only file that changed).

Update 28 May 2018 to replace corrupted zip file and add version number

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.