Move Selection Left/Right

Version 1.2
Added 26 May 2015 (last updated 12 May 2018)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5, Sibelius 8.x and Sibelius 18.x

These plugins are designed to make certain editing operations in Sibelius more efficient.

Copying objects is easy in Sibelius with shortcuts like "r" for repeat and Alt-click to paste but moving them can take many more steps.

These plugins will move one or more objects left or right to the next contextually sensible location. Selections containing notes and rests can be moved, as can selections containing lyrics, dynamics etc without notes. Most system objects (e.g. tempo indications, repeat signs) can also be moved.

They are designed to be assigned appropriate keyboard shortcuts (Ctrl+Alt+Home/End for instance) so that they can easily be run repeatedly in order to move the selected objects to the desired position.

Please note:

  • The plugin will run slowly if large selections are being moved. Cutting and pasting is a better option in this case. It may also run slowly in very large scores.
  • Time-signatures can be moved but the bars will not be rewritten.
  • Partially selected tuplets cannot be moved.
  • Notes are not split when moved. A crotchet (quarter note) will not become two tied quavers (eight notes) across a barline.

Updated 12 May 2018. Now compatible with Sibelius 2018.4 and Higher.

Plug-in written by Kenneth Gaw.