Save and Export

Version 01.30.00
Added 06 Nov 2015 (last updated 05 Oct 2021)

For use with Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5, Sibelius 8.x, Sibelius 18.x, Sibelius 19.x, Sibelius 20.x, Sibelius 21.x, Sibelius 22.x and Sibelius 23.x

This zip file contains 2 plugins, Save and Export and Save With Previous Version. Both plugins will save the current score and also export one of more copies of the score in different formats. It is recommended that this plugin be assigned to a shortcut, and used in place of or in addition to the regular Save, so that the score and its copies remain in sync.

Save and Export saves the current score and simultaneously exports one or more copies of the score in an earlier version of Sibelius and/or in PDF or MusicXML format. The exported files are in the same folder as the original score, and overwrite any files with the same name.

The plugin will display a dialog the first time it is run in a Sibelius session, and you can choose the output format you want and to which earlier version to save. The dialog can be hidden for the rest of the Sibelius session.

Save With Previous Version can be run in Sibelius 6 as well as later versions. It saves the current score and simultaneously exports a copy of the score in the previous version of Sibelius. The exported file is in the same folder as the original score, and overwrites any file with the same name. There are no options and no dialog will appear. Currently any version of Sibelius after version 7 will save in version 7 format.

Updated 6 November 2015 to prevent Save and Export from running prior to Sib 7.1.3.

Updated 13 November 2015. Added checkbox to trace the folder location of exported files. Exported files go to the same folder as the score they came from, but that location is not always obvious.

Updated 21 May 2020. Version 01.20.00. General code cleanup. If you run these plugins in Sibelius Ultimate 2020.6 or later you can export in several previously unavailable versions from 7.5 to 2020.1.

Updated 05 October 2021. Version 01.30.00. Updated PDF export which was broken in 2021.0 and also updated uncompressed musicxml filename.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.