Retract Line Ends

Version 01.08.01
Added 19 Apr 2013 (last updated 08 Aug 2021)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5, Sibelius 8.x, Sibelius 18.x, Sibelius 19.x, Sibelius 20.x and Sibelius 21.x

Pulls back the right end of lines that end at the start of the next bar. The line will then terminate at the end of the previous bar. The plugin can process all selected lines, or just lines of specified types.

If the selection is a passage selection, any system lines in the selection range will be processed; otherwise only selected lines will be processed.

Updated 2 September 2019. Version 01.07.00. Updated to handle Highlights, and added checkboxes to hide the result message box and to hide the dialog so you can run without interruptions.

Updated 7 August 2021. Version 01.08.00. Added ability to specify an offset in ticks, which are 1/256 of a quarter note. The default offset, which is also the minimum offset and the previous fixed offset, is 1 tick, which picks up lines that just barely overflow the barline. If you specify 256 ticks it will retrace line ends up to a quarter not from the start, and 512 will pick up lines up to a half note out. This gives more flexibility to handle scores where something went wrong.

Updated 7 August 2021. Version 01.08.01. Included Max retractable offset in the saved preferences.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.