Hide Articulations

Version 01.07.00
Added 17 Feb 2014 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

This plugin hides articulations in selected notes or chords, while retaining the playback of the articulations. This automates what some users have been doing by hand. It creates hidden, sounding notes with articulations in another voice, then silences and removes articulations from the original note or chord.

The plugin requires that there be an unused voice for each voice in a bar that contains selected notes or chords with articulations. It will hide any rests in any voices it adds note into. It can replace at most 2 voices in any bar. If there are more than 2 voices with articulations in a bar, that bar is skipped.

Please remember that you did this later, as it could be tricky to figure out what is going on. There is no easy way to undo this after Undo is out of range, so be sure this is what you want to do.

Updated 25 Feb 2014. Had found a problem that when the notes to be hidden had visible accidentals, the accidentals were usually, but not always hidden in the result. The code was changed to change any visible accidentals to be cautionary so they would remain visible. Be careful pasting such notes to different locations as the visible accidental may be inappropriate.

Since check for accidental visibility was only available in Sib 7.1.3, that is now the earliest version this plugin can run under.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.