Chord Symbols As Fractions Single Object

Version 01.46.00
Added 12 Feb 2021 (last updated 13 Feb 2021)

For use with Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5, Sibelius 8.x, Sibelius 18.x, Sibelius 19.x, Sibelius 20.x, Sibelius 21.x, Sibelius 22.x and Sibelius 23.x

Derived with permission from the shipping plugin Chord Symbols As Fractions. Original version 01.46.00.

While Chord Symbols As Fractions created 2 or 3 separate Text objects to convert a Slash Chord such as Cm7/G into something with the chord name op top, then a separator of underscores, then the bass name, this plugin will create a single Text object.

John Hinchey proposed this recently, and this plugin is dedicated to him. This mechanism only works in Sib 7+ when you either edit the Chord Symbol Text style to reduce its line spacing from 100% to around 45%, or you run the plugin and reduce the line spacing for any converted symbols to 45% in the Inspector.

The converted symbols will be selected at the end of the plugin to make it easier to use the Inspector, but if you will be doing this a lot, I recommend editing the Chord Symbol Text Style. Since most Chord Symbols are only a single line, doing so is unlikely to have any bad side effects.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.