Find System Objects

Version 01.11.00
Added 07 May 2014 (last updated 04 Jan 2020)

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 is one of a group of plugins designed to provide sight-impaired users with access to Sibelius score objects.

It displays a list of system objects (Titles, copyright, tempo, and other text, barlines, key signatures, time signatures, and more) present in the score.

When an object type is chosen, another list is filled with the objects of that type present in the score, with their bar locations noted. Choosing OK will select the object, and bring the selected object on screen.

There is an option, off by default, to have the plugin function as "Find Next System Object". If the option is chosen, and the selection in the score contains only a single system object (such as a special barline), the plugin will not bring up the dialog, but will select the next system object of the same type in the score.

This plugin will be installed by default into the Other pane of the Home tab Plug-ins menu on the Ribbon.

Updated 3 January 2020. Version 01.11.00.Added option to system select entire bar for found object to increase visibility. Also changed handling of Key Signatures. Previously, due to a plugin problem where a key signature object in the system staff cannot be selected, if a key sig was chosen its entire bar would always be system selected. Now the plugin looks for the first matching non-one-staff-only key signature in the normal staves and selects just that object. After the plugin runs, using Delete with that key sig selected will delete all the matching non-one-staff-only key signatures.

The intention is to make key signatures behaves as much as possible the way other system staff objects do.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.