Lock or Unlock Score and Parts

Version 02.05.00
Added 06 Sep 2017 (last updated 14 May 2018)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5, Sibelius 8.x, Sibelius 18.x, Sibelius 19.x, Sibelius 20.x and Sibelius 21.x

Does the equivalent of Lock Format or Unlock Format to a full score and/or all the parts in a score, or a folder of scores. If both the score and parts are processed, the parts are processed before the score, which prevents changes in the score (especially breaks in multirests) from affecting the layout of the parts.

Like the Lock Format command it does not prevent notes from being moved, it just sets up breaks on bars to restrict layout changes.

When locking, the plugin will add breaks to bars at the ends of systems so that the current page layout is retained.

When unlocking, the plugin sets all bar breaks to default breaks.

Updated 8 December 2017. The folder and open scores options are now functional.

Updated 14 May 2018. Added ability to change page breaks to system breaks in score and parts.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.