Swap or Replace Text Styles

Version 01.26.00
Added 25 Feb 2014 (last updated 30 May 2019)

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

Swaps the text styles of 2 styles of text (such as Lyrics Line 1 and Lyrics Line 2). It can also replace one text style with another style.

Swapping of styles present in the current score work for all languages supported by Sibelius. Replacing with a text style not currently present in the score is only available for English and German.

Styles to be swapped should be in the same 'text style class', so swap System text with System text, Staff text with Staff text. Lyrics with Lyrics, and Blank Page text with Blank Page text. Swapping Lyrics for Staff text is allowed but be sure it is appropriate.

Updated 27 December 2015 to clarify some dialog text.

Updated 14 January 2019. Version 01.25.00. Allowed Chord Symbol text to replace other staff staff (by creating a new Text object and deleting the old, since replacing the text style did not work). This will work better changing from other staff text to Chord Symbols than the other way, but even that should work. Also separated out some Symbol type staff Text Styles which were not converted before.

Updated 30 May 2019. Version 01.26.00. Added ability to only replace and not swap,styles, even if both styles are in the selection. If that option is chosen, selected text in the style chosen in the Text Styles In Selection box will have its text style replaced by the style chosen in the Valid Text Styles box, but text with the style in Valid Text Styles will not be changed.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.