Dot Undot Rhythm

Version 01.50.00
Added 18 Apr 2016 (last updated 10 Jul 2017)

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

Given a passage selection, the plugin determines that certain adjacent notes are pairs. If the pairs have the same duration, the plugin will dot the first note and divide the duration of the second note in half. If the notes are a dotted pair, it will make the notes the same duration, thus undotting the pair.

There are some restrictions. Do not run the plugin if your selection contains cross staff beamed notes, because the plugin cannot detect them and if they are changed the notes will lose their cross staff beamed property. (The same limitation is true for any plugin. A plugin can neither detect nor create cross staff beamed notes).

The plugin processes a bar at a time and it will skip any bars that contain tuplets, grace notes, quartertones or double tremolos.

There is no dialog. Just make a selection and run the plugin.

This plugin was inspired by, and is dedicated to, Daniel Spreadbury

Updated 19 April 2016. Rewritten to not use the Divide Durations plugin. You will only need to install this plugin to make it work.

Updated 26 April 2016. Added settings accessible when running the plugin with no selection. Settings allow you to toggle dotted state, change undotted to dotted only or change dotted to undotted only. The settings are in effect only for the current Sibelius session.

Updated 30 April 2016. Bug fix for odd positions plus Scotch snap option and show dialog option.

Updated 4 May 2016. Options are now saved across Sibelius sessions and there are new options that will dot/undot if you select a single note at any position in a bar.(Thanks to Bernie Cossentino for the ideas to do that!)

Updated 10 July 2017. Support added for magnetic glisses in Sib 8.6 and later.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.