Repeated Dynamics Text

Version 01.15.00
Added 28 Mar 2015 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

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

Looks for repeated dynamics text (expression text with a font change to the music text font or a character style change to the music text font). The intention is to help clean up dynamics that get pasted into a place they are not needed.

The plugin looks along each staff in a selection to see if a dynamics text object is the same text as the previous such object in the same staff. It puts up a dialog of pairs that match, and you can select a text in the list and view it on screen. You can also trace the contents of the list box.

This is a simple plugin, and only attempts to provide some information to help determine if a dynamic is is duplicated.

It makes no attempt to determine if a repeated text object should be deleted. It pays no attention to hairpins (so a non terminated hairpin might be the same dynamic as a text but that will not be caught). It does not trace cresc/dim lines or text. It does not deal with repeat structures. It does not look before or after the selection.

You can't delete the duplicates from within the plugin, or manipulate the score at all, though the plugin can move to score to make a piece of text visible. It can be useful to use View - Bar Numbers when you want to look around.

It can show you where problems are likely to occur, especially when you get scores from someone else. It should catch all repeated text that is unwanted, even if it also will mark valid repetitions.

Updated 28 March 2015 to make the descriptions in the list box clearer.

Updated 1 April 2015 adding optional Comments, score scroll arrows, and a Help button.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.