Deselect Hidden Staves

Version 01.01.00
Added 04 Apr 2011 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5, Sibelius 8.x, Sibelius 18.x, Sibelius 19.x and Sibelius 20.x

This plugin removes from a passage selection any staves that are hidden

* by Focus on Staves (if Focus On Staves is active)

* by Hide Empty Staves (if all bars in that staff in the selection are so hidden)

It does not deal with instruments hidden by instrument changes.

Two interesting uses are:

1. Select only the visible staves in Focus On Staves so the other staves do not play back.

2. Prevent a paste that includes hidden staves (usually hidden by Hide Empty Staves) from copying the hidden staves, and thus unhiding the destination.

If there is no passage selection, the plugin selects the visible staves throughout the entire score.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.