Change Stem Type

Version 1.0
Added 16 Apr 2023 (last updated )

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

As its name suggests, this plugin offers the possibility to change the stem types to : - Sprechgesang (x on stem) - Sul Ponticello (Sul ponticello symbol on stem) - Buzz (curved z on stem) - Damp (Damp symbol on stem) The plug-in will automatically detect which font the active score uses and will calibrate the symbol positions based on that information. If the active score uses a custom font other than Opus, Helsinki or Norfolk, the "Custom Font Settings" button will be enabled. By clicking on it the user can set the custom values needed to position each symbol correctly. The user can export and import these settings to/from a .txt file for future use. The plug-in offers the possibility to adjust the stem lengths to avoid collisions, as well as the possibility to further fine-tune (if needed) the symbols' positions via dx, dy values. One of the methods this Plug-in uses is an adaptation of the "GetDyFromNote" Method that was developed by Bob Zawalich in his Plug-in "Add lv symbols to notes". Bob's website and resources were also of great help in writing this Plug-in.

Plug-in written by Jawher Matmati.