Float Rests

Version 01.55.00
Added 20 Dec 2013 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

Moves rests that are under beams to the first position where the rest will not change the stem length of the beamed notes.

It will only move rests in bars whose notes and rests are in a single voice, and skips cross-staff-beamed notes. Set the Engraving Rules option to beam over rests before running this plugin.

Rules for note layout are complex, and the plugin will not always get the position correct, so please check the output visually.

Updated 4 January 2014 to support rests with stemlets

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.