Line Between Notes

Version 01.91.00
Added 14 Jun 2010 (last updated 03 May 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

Adds a line (such as a gliss line)between 2 selected notes (skipping rests).

You can adjust horizontal and vertical offsets, and these values are remembered across Sibelius sessions. You should only have to set these up once.

If selected notes are on multiple staves, the line will be added only to the staff when the line starts; you will need to drag the other end to its destination. Use alt/opt right arrow to select the line end point.

Magnetic layout is turned off by default. For transposing instruments, a line added to the full score will be repositioned in the parts.

These is also an option to realign lines between 2 notes for situations where the notes might have changed without the lines following

Updated 17 June 2010. Handles grace notes (though the lines do not line up well when the interval is less than a 5th). The alignment option has been removed (it never really worked), and a new option to connect a selection with lines has been added.

Updated 13 October 2010. Bug fix to handle clef changes in bar 1 and another for connecting selections with an odd number of notes.

Updated 27 December 2010. Minor tweak to prevent unneeded transposing score view change

Updated 3 June 2011. Removed a trace message and changed the text on the dialog to clarify what the options mean.

Updated 9 October 2011. Extra window on main score could appear in Sib 7 if there were transposing parts - fixed.

Updated 3 November 2011.

* takes the line style names from the score, so it will work in any supported language.(It will now dirty the score even if you add no lines. If you run the plugin and make no changes, Sibelius will ask you to save changes, and you can ignore that).

* adds a new option that will add lines across multiple selected notes, restarting the line if rests are encountered.

* for the �connect the notes options, it now connects within voices and also processes notes staff by staff, so it can correctly handle a multi-staff selection.

* it will now process slurs, though they do not work with grace notes.

* if there are chords, the line will be connected to the highest selected note in the chord

* the style of any lines in the score will be added to the list of available styles. To get additional styles to use, add a line of that type somewhere in the score.

Updated 24 December 2011 to make the Do not show dialog option turn off at the start of every Sibelius session, rather than staying off until you run the plugin with no selection. No selection will still bring up the dialog even if shut off for the session.

Updated 6 October 2012. Added option to disable playback for added lines.

Updated 22 November 2015 so plugin can be run in Sibelius version 5.2.5.

Updated 27 May 2016. Internal changes made to allow part of this plugin to be called by other plugins

Updated 17 June 2016. Added ability to stretch lines across staves in the space between staves is provided. Makes glissandos much easier to deal with.

Updated 20 June 2016 Minor adjustment to line end height for cross staff lines.

Updated 4 November 2017. Fixed typo in connect adjacent code.

Updated 11 February 2018. Some internal cleanup, plus now picking up more user-defined lines, plus added the ability to add vertical lines to a single chord.

Updated 30 April 2021. Version01.90.00. Added support for Run Plugin Hide Dialog.

Updated 3 May 2021. Version 01.91.00. Removed some unused code and unwanted debug traces.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.