Export Folder of Scores In Multiple Formats

Version 01.64.00
Added 01 Feb 2020 (last updated 01 Feb 2020)

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

Export Folder of Scores in Multiple Formats can simultaneously export scores to PDF, MusicXML, MIDI, or an earlier Sibelius version.

It was designed to avoid some of the problems common to the previous batch plugins. In addition to being able to convert to multiple formats in one pass, if you run it on a folder that contains subfolders, it will produce a matching subfolder structure on the destination folder, so you can have scores with the same name in different subfolders, without them overwriting each other.

The plugin also avoids a common problem that occurs when you have a folder of scores which were saved in different versions of Sibelius. In most batch plugins, files opened in a later version of Sibelius will display a "Save changes" dialog when the plugin tries to close a score. This won't happen with Export Folder of Scores in Multiple Formats.

If you want to save to earlier versions of Sibelius, you will notice that the most recent format you can export to is Sibelius 7. In Sibelius itself there are several more recent versions available for export, but plugins cannot export anything later than version 7, so it you want to export a folder of scores your options are limited.

Many of the export modes, and the plugin itself, will generate files in your Backup Scores folder for each score processed, which may discard the files already in your Backup Scores Folder. You can increase the size of that folder in File-Preferences to preserve more of your real backups.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.