Reduce Staves To Full Score

Version 01.07.00
Added 26 Sep 2012 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

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

You need to make a passage (box) selection of 2 or more staves that you would like to combine into a single staff. You only need to select a single bar (the plugin will select the entire staff), and the selected staves do not need to be adjacent.

The plugin will call the Reduce plugin to combine the staves. You will choose which staff the combined notes should go into. The plugin will then reselect the original 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.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.