Move Passage Selection Up or Down A Staff

Added 29 Jul 2009 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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 and Sibelius 20.x

In Avid's industry-standard software Pro Tools, there is often a need to navigate the music using a selection. For example, if you make a selection in one instrument and wish to jump to another instrument whilst retaining the original selection's boundaries you can easily do so using Pro Tools's built-in shortcuts. There certainly exists a need for this type of navigation in Sibelius; however, in Sibelius if you wish to jump a passage selection up or down to another staff, there is no quick way to do so.

To remedy this, simply assign shortcuts to these two selection navigation plug-ins, which are useful for copying and pasting from one staff to another, quickly pasting throughout staves, toggling through them, or for allowing the engraver to adjust staff spacing without ever having to use the mouse or a combination of shortcuts. Currently it toggles through even staves that are hidden, so if your selection goes off the screen it is because you are selecting a staff that is currently hidden. Compatible with Sibelius 4, 5, and 6.

Plug-in written by Roman Molino Dunn.