Version 01.18.00
Added 24 May 2014 (last updated 15 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

Adds system or page breaks (and in Sibelius 7.5 or later, split system breaks) without requiring you to select a single barline, which cannot be done without using a mouse.

In this plugin, to add a break to a barline, make a selection in the bar to the left of the barline (either select the entire bar or select a note or other object in the bar), and then run the plugin. It will apply a break to the barline on the right side of the selected bar.

You cannot add a break to the last bar in the score.

There are other resources besides this plugin that let you use breaks without selecting a single barline. Remove system and page breaks by selecting the bar containing the barline with the break and using Layout > Format > Unlock Format. Create a title page with Layout > Document Setup > Create Title Page. Use the downloadable plugin Delete or Update Title Page (category Other) to delete title pages and blank pages. Use the downloadable plugin Create Blank Page (category Layout) to create blank pages.

Updated 11 February 2015 to correct version and allow plugin to run in Sib 6.

Updated 6 March 2018. Changed all commands to toggle breaks, not just create them. Added support for Section End and Split Multirest. Added Confirm messagebox.

Updated 1 November 2019. Version 01.17.00.

You can now turn breaks on or off explicitly, in addition to toggling their states.

Special page breaks can be modified.

The break type of the first selected bar is displayed below the list box.

The list box will select the current break if possible for easier toggling.

Split system breaks are handled better and can be easily deleted.

A PDF file describing the changes is included in the zip file.

Updated 15 December 2021. Version 01.18.00. Internal changes made to allow "Child" plugins to call certain features without bringing up the dialog. No features of the plugins have otherwise been changed. The zip file now includes the plugins Breaks, Toggle System Break, Toggle Page Break, Toggle Section End, Toggle Split Multirest. The Toggle plugins will allow you to toggle the presence of the named break without showing a dialog, which may make some workflows faster. Some of the plugin features still require running breaks directly, and Breaks must be installed to use any of the Toggle child plugins.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.