Filter Text

Version 01.90.00
Added 20 Mar 2014 (last updated 06 Dec 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

This plugin presents a list of text, system text, and lyrics that are present in the current selection, and allows you to filter specific styles in the selection. In Sibelius 7.1.3 and later, the list box is multi-selectable, and you can use ctrl/cmnd click to choose multiple styles for filtering. In Sibelius 6, you can only choose one style for filtering.

Checkboxes allow you to restrict the list to staff text, system text, or lyrics.

You can either Select or Deselect the chosen styles. Select will cause text with the chosen style(s) to be selected. Deselect will cause text in any styles in the list that are not chosen to be selected.

The Advanced Filter in Sibelius will also filter text, but if you have a lot of filtering to do, this plugin requires fewer steps, and makes searching for styles easier by restricting the list of styles to those that are present in the original selection.

Updated 6 May 2014 to fix bugs in dialog selection

Major update 6 December 2021. Version 01.90.00. Added features to allow the content of text objects to be filtered as well as the text styles. New features available in Sib 7.1.3 or later only. See Help in the plugin for details of the new features.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.