Filter Text

Version 01.91.00
Added 20 Mar 2014 (last updated 03 May 2023)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5, Sibelius 8.x, Sibelius 18.x, Sibelius 19.x, Sibelius 20.x, Sibelius 21.x, Sibelius 22.x, Sibelius 23.x and Sibelius 24.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. __Updated 3 May 2023. Version 01.91.00. __Added checkboxes for Trace Results: shows number of changes made, off by default , and Reposition start of selection: Moves the Active View to the start of the selection after filtering, on by default. __These were previously non optional. The big change is to make repositioning at the end optional. Turning it off risks not having any evidence that anything was found, as does turning off Trace results.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.