Add Circled Number Symbols To Notes

Version 02.04.00
Added 09 Dec 2011 (last updated 14 Jul 2021)

For use with 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

This is a variant of Add Fingering To Notes which adds Symbols rather than text objects.

It can add any symbols you choose but by default is adds the Circled Number symbols used for classical guitar notation.

The text used for this in Add Fingering To Notes does not transfer between Sibelius 6 and 7, but the symbols will.

Note that it is harder to resize symbols than text, so choose any unusual size in the Options when you add symbols.

Updated 1 June 2012. Improved focus setting for Sib 7.1.2, also grace note symbols now correctly placed.

Updated 14 June 2012 to fix multiple keystroke bug in Sib 7. Version 01.51.00.

Updated 26 October 2014 just to update the version number on the download page.

Updated 8 May 2017. The mechanism that handles typed characters is changed because characters were lost if you typed quickly. Now you can type as quickly as you like but no characters will be added to the score until you type the default Enter key or click on any of the dialog buttons. Do not use Esc to close the dialog if you have any unprocessed characters, as those characters will be discarded. This design change is the lesser (I think) of 2 evils.

Also the list of symbols available to customizing the list now includes all the symbols defined in the score, including user-defined symbols.

Updated 10 May 2017. If a symbol assigned to a keypad key is undefined in the current score, a warning will be given and that keypad press will be ignored. This should only happen if you have customized the keypad to insert user-defined symbols and run the plugin on a score that does not include those symbols.

Updated 14 July 2021. Version 02.04.00. Change interface in Sib 7 or later to collect input in a visible edit box with an Enter key. This will make input more reliable, if less convenient. You may type multiple characters, but you must press Enter to apply the text in the edit box to the selected notes. You can also use the mouse on the keypad buttons, or in Windows only hold down the Alt key and press the key numbers.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.