Edit Instrument Names

Version 02.22.10
Added 02 Dec 2005 (last updated 18 Aug 2021)

For use with Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5, Sibelius 8.x, Sibelius 18.x, Sibelius 19.x, Sibelius 20.x, Sibelius 21.x, Sibelius 22.x, Sibelius 23.x and Sibelius 24.x

This plug-in allows you to edit the full and short instrument names, even if the name is empty, and difficult to click on. It creates a list of the instrument names (both the current visible name and the name when the instrument was created) of all staves in a score, and lets you change them.

It attempts to maintain font changes in the instrument name (such as the Opus Text change to b in Clarinet in Bb). You should check such names carefully, however.

Rewritten in February 2009 to allow up to 30 instruments to be updated one one dialog screen, and have multiple screens for more instruments.

Updated 23 February 2009 to improve tabbing order when there is more than 1 column of instruments.

Description edited - no longer works in v4

Updated 9 August 2011 for Sib 7 font compatibility

Updated 17 January 2012 to make dialog text fit better in Sib 7.

Updated 28 May 2018. Cleanup and bug fixes

Updated 16 August 2019. Version 02.21.00. This is a major update. For Sibelius 6 or later, the main dialog now retains formatting information for all instrument names, which was not previously available. There is also a new Format names button that will take you to a new dialog where you can apply preset formatting patterns to names. You can edit or add new formatting presets. In Sibelius 7.1.3 or later you can multiselect instruments and apply formatting to all selected instruments at once.

Updated 22 Feb 2020. Version 02.22.00. Removed unintended debug trace.

Updated 17 August 2021. Version 02.22.10. Set initial focus to first edit box in dialog.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.