Clipboards

Version 01.26.00
Added 09 May 2016 (last updated 07 Jan 2017)

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

Clipboards lets you store the contents of selections into up to 30 numbered clipboards, and to paste from those clipboards into a score.

It is in many ways a much-scaled-down version of Sibelius Ideas, and if you want something like this, I suggest you first have a look at Ideas. One of the few advantages of Clipboards over Ideas is that you can assign shortcuts to specific numbered clipboards by using the ClipCopyx and ClipPastex plugins, and you cannot assign keys to Ideas.

Clipboards is a suite of several plugins.

Clipboards is the main plugin, and it lets you copy a selection into a numbered clipboard or paste from a filled clipboard to a selected area in your score. The data in these clipboards only lasts for a single Sibelius session. If you copy from a different score, that score must remain open while you are using the data. The data is not held in an actual clipboard, but when you paste the plugin uses internal Sibelius clipboards. If you paste between scores, even between a score and a part, the system clipboard will be used, so data you might have put there will be overwritten.

ClipCopy1 and ClipCopy2 will copy the selection to clipboards 1 and 2 respectively. ClipPaste1 and ClipPaste2 paste from clipboards 1 and 2, assuming there is something to be pasted. It is intended that you assign keyboard shortcuts to these plugins. There are instructions in the PDF document for creating more of these plugins to access more clipboards.

Load Clipboard Presets lets you create a Sibelius score containing bits you want to copy. You delimit the bits with Rehearsal Marks, and you can add Tempo Text starting with "DESC:" to the same bar as a Rehearsal Mark and it will become the description for that clipboard.

These plugins are described in more detail in the included PDF file.

Updated 18 December 2016 to prevent Paste adding duplicate slurs

Updated 22 December 2016 to do a better job preventing duplicates, thanks to a technique by Kenneth Gaw, which he gave me permission to use.

Updated 7 January 2017. Reworked the way passage selections were handled and how duplicates were prevented.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.