Verse Styles For Lyrics

Version 01.15.00
Added 10 Apr 2010 (last updated 21 Feb 2020)

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

Combines selected lyrics that are of approximately the same vertical spacing into a single lyrics text style, aligned at the same position.

It will not work well if there are overlapping lyrics, or the heights of lyrics in a verse have greatly different vertical positions, or there are different numbers of verses in different parts of the score. You can run the plugin on sub-selections of the score to get around some of those problems.

It can create up to 5 lines of lyrics, with styles Lyrics Line 1 to 5. Only lyrics below the staff are processed.

This plugin may be particularly useful after using Photoscore to read in a score with multiple verses of lyrics, as Photoscore puts all lyrics in the style Lyrics Line 1. It is intended to be used to prepare a score for running the Fix Photoscore Lyrics plugin.

Please proofread carefully after running the plugin.

Updated 2 December 2014 to allow plugin to run in Sibelius 5.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.