Trace Internal Bar Numbers

Version 01.02.00
Added 01 Oct 2009 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

The bar numbers you see in a score (the external or displayed bar numbers) may not reflect the consecutive ordering of the bars. So you may have bars numbered 0 (for a pickup), 1, 2, then 1 again, 2, 3, then 10, 11, 12 in an extreme case. You could at least restart bar numbers as a section break.

Sibelius keeps an internal or consecutive bar number as well so that each bar has a unique and consecutive number. If your score has any bar number changes, the internal and external bar numbers are most likely different.

Note that in the General Pane of the Properties Window, the bar number displayed is the external number (it reflects bar number changes) while the page numbers displayed are internal page numbers (they do not reflect page number changes).

In Sibelius 6.1, the new Manual Repeats Playback feature (in Play Repeat) requires that internal bar numbers be used.

This plugin writes the internal and external bar numbers of selected bars to the Trace window.

Updated 3 October 2009 to show range of selected bars for a passage selection.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.