Filter Orphan Objects

Version 01.08.00
Added 03 Sep 2018 (last updated )

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

Orphaned objects are those which are not at the same rhythmic position of any ''parent note'' in the bar containing the object. Orphaned lyrics can cause note spacing problems, and orphaned chord symbols can generate notes that play on the wrong beat.

This plugin selects orphaned objects. It can trace the location of the objects it selects to the plugin trace window. You can run the plugin Browse Selected Objects, if installed, on the selected objects to navigate among them after the filtering is complete.

The plugin will only process these objects: Lyrics, Chord Symbols (Legacy and Chord Symbol objects), Staff Text, Lines, and Symbols. You can filter for all of these at once.

By default, objects matched with rests are considered orphans, but for some objects, like chord symbols, you may uncheck that option, so that objects that match the position of rests will not be considered orphaned.

By default, notes must be in the same voice as the objects being matched, unless the object is defined as being in all voices.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.