Focus Set

Version 01.90.00
Added 17 Jul 2009 (last updated 12 Feb 2021)

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

This is a set of plugins that let you create, save, and apply groups of staves [focus sets] that can be applied to a score to cause it to display those staves in View - Focus On Staves.

You can create custom groups of staves for specific scores. You need to set up the groups for each score you work on, but you can group any staves you want.

Use the plugin Focus Set to create, save, and apply your focus sets. Use Clone Focus Set if you have a number of scores with the same instrumentation. You can set up focus sets for one score, and use Clone Focus Sets to copy the settings into another score.

Focus Set 1, Focus Set 2, .. Focus Set 10, can be assigned to keystroke shortcuts. Focus Set 1 will apply the first focus set in the list of sets, Focus Set 2 runs the second [regardless of the names]. These plugins run with no dialogs.

It is recommended that these plugins be installed into a separate user Plugins subfolder [e.g., Focus Set]. A PDF help document is included in the zip file.

Updated 21 July 2009 to improve error handling.

Updated 4 September 2009. Clone Focus Set plugin was updated because it would fail with focus sets created by the July update. The plugins should now automatically stay in sync.

Updated 29 January 2011 to update PDF document.

Updated 9 August 2011 for Sib 7 font compatibility

Updated 26 October 2014 in put Clone Focus Set back in the zip file and update it to work in Sibelius 7.5.

Updated 25 January 2015. Set version number in Clone Focus Set to be the same as Focus Set and its children to avoid not picking up saved versions that used a different version number.

Updated 2 April 2019. Version 01.86.00. For Sibelius 7.1.3 and later, the Create or Edit Focus Sets dialog now allows you to multi-select [ctrl/cmnd-click] the big list box, which lets Delete Selected delete multiple staves. Also there is a new Add multiple staves... button that lets you add more than one staff at a time to the staves in a focus set.

Updated 4 October 2019. Updated version number of Clone Focus Set so it would work with the previously updated Focus Set plugin. Both now have version number 01.86.00, so Clone Focus Set should be able to run.

Updated 12 Feb 2021. Version 01.90.00.

Fixed Clone Focus Set to work in Sib 6. Did some layout work on several dialogs to avoid truncation in Sib 6.You should install at least Focus Set and Clone Focus Set.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.