Create Add Text Plugin

Version 01.83.00
Added 21 Nov 2008 (last updated 19 Mar 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, Sibelius 23.x and Sibelius 24.x

Lets you create and install a new plug-in that, when run, will insert a piece of text into the score. The properties of the text are taken from text (staff text, system text, or lyrics) that is selected when Create Add Text Plugin is run. If you assign a shortcut to the new plug-in, you will have, in effect, a way to assign a shortcut to an individual piece of formatted text.

The generated plugin will be put by default in the "Add Text" subfolder of your user Plug-ins folder. The name will include the text style and some of the text.

Updated 9 August 2011 for Sib 7 user file location compatibility

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 13 December 2010 to transfer the show/hide state in both the score and parts (Sib 6 only). The zip file now contains 2 plugins one for Sibelius 5 only, the other for Sibelius 6 and later.

Updated 22 Oct 2011 to restore the Sib 5 version

Updated 6 February 2012 to fix crash when choosing system text.

Updated 12 Oct 2012 to reduce restrictions on user-defined text.

Updated 14 Feb 2015 to restore the Sib 5 version again...

Updated 19 March 2018. Some code cleanup including requiring Sib 6.2 to run rather than 6.0.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.