Split Bar

Version 01.20.00
Added 31 Aug 2005 (last updated 24 Jun 2012)

For use with Sibelius 4 and Sibelius 4.1

This plug-in automates several of the steps needed to split a bar into smaller pieces. It can be used to split a bar at the end of a system, or to break a bar into pieces to simulate mid-bar repeat barlines, or to split a bar into 3 pieces.

To use it, select the note that you want the bar to split before, or make a passage selection to split before and after the selection.

In Sibelius 5, use the shipping version of this plugin.

You will most likely have some cleaning up to do after the plug-in runs.

The plug-in will rewrite the bar, adding several time signatures. You will probably want to delete the new time signatures - select and delete them and click No if asked to rewrite.

If you use the Final split breaks system option, the plug-in will add a system break before the final split bar, and (in Sibelius 4 only), a bar number change to the final split bar. You may want to hide that bar number change. You may also want to change the barline of the first split bar to be hidden, since the plug-in cannot do that.

New in version 1.20:

  • In Sibelius 4.1 or later, bar number changes added to split bars will be automatically hidden.

For Sibelius 5, use the shipping version of this plugin.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.