Tie Extended Stable

Version 01.07.00
Added 14 Aug 2018 (last updated )

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

This plugin processes pairs of selected notes. You can either multiple select exactly 2 notes, or make a passage selection that includes tied notes. Each pair of notes processed must have the same pitch and be in the same or adjacent bars and further apart than the duration of the first note. If there are voices available, the plugin will untie and silence the first note, and add a tied note in another voice whose duration will reach the tie to the second note.

The plugin will open a data file, HiddenNoteheadStyles_v6.dat, that contains a notehead style called StemlessAllQuarters, which is stemless and uses the black quarter note notehead for notes of all durations. If that cannot be found the plugin will use the notehead style Stemless, which will work most of the time. The plugin installer will copy this file to the same folder as the plugin. If you are installing the plugin manually you will need to install it with the plugin file. If the plugin opens the data file and asks you to save changes, say Yes. It should only happen once, but don't make changes to the data file yourself.

The plugin will hide rests in any voices it generates.

If there are not enough voices available to add more notes, no more changes will be made in that bar. At most 3 notes can be added to a single bar, since there are only 4 voices.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.