Hide Staves and Music

Version 01.86.00
Added 31 Jul 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, Sibelius 20.x, Sibelius 21.x, Sibelius 22.x, Sibelius 23.x and Sibelius 24.x

Hides the staves for all selected bars in a passage selection by creating an instrument change to Hidden no lines. It can also hide staff objects. By default it will hide the music in the staff (notes, rests, bar rests, tuplets, slurs, trills, and arpeggio lines), while leaving other text visible.

The plugin allows text attached to a staff to be visible while the staff itself is hidden, allowing the text to retain the spacing of the attached notes. It can be useful for tonic-sol-fa notation, or solfege, or for showing chord symbols and lyrics without notes.

This plugin is dedicated to Mary McGuyer.

Updated 8 December 2017. In Sib 7.1.3, you can now use Hide Empty Staves to hide the staves instead of an instrument change. You will need to hide all staff objects for this to work.

Updated 30 May 2019. Version 01.86.00. Added option to hide Lyrics separately, and option to hide staves with barlines shown.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.