Explode Staff To Parts

Version 01.08.00
Added 26 Sep 2012 (last updated 10 Feb 2018)

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

Splits a staff into 2 or more staves, then sets the resulting staves to show only in parts. The effect is that you can have 2 violin parts as both the original combined staff in the score and parts and separate instruments visible only in the parts.

You need to make a passage (box) selection of the staff that you would like to split. You only need to select a single bar (the plugin will select the entire staff).

The plugin will call the Explode plugin to split the staves. You will choose which staves the split notes should go into. The plugin will then select the resulting staves and make all objects in those staves appear only in parts.

In Sibelius 7.1.3 or later, these staves will be hidden using Hide Empty Staves. In earlier versions of Sibelius, staves will remain selected, and you can the use Hide Empty Staves to hide the original staves in the score (the plugin was not able to invoke Hide Empty Staves).

This plugin can be run only from a full score, not from a part.

This plugin is dedicated to John Hinchey, Daniel Spreadbury, and Michael Eastwood, each of whom helped make it possible.

Updated 9 February 2018. Added code to remove whole rests in all but voice 1 in empty bars to fix problems with multirests.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.