Check Pizzicatos

Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 17 Mar 2008)

For use with Sibelius 3.x

This is an updated version of the Check Pizzicatos plug-in that ships with Sibelius 3. This version fixes the problem whereby the first pizz. marking in a staff may be marked as suspect.

To use the plug-in, simply choose it from the Plug-ins menu and follow the on-screen instructions.

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

Plug-in written by Sibelius Software Ltd..

Check Multiple Stops

Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 17 Mar 2008)

For use with Sibelius 3.x

This is an updated version of the Check Multiple Stops plug-in that ships with Sibelius 3. This version fixes the problem whereby staves belonging to non-string instruments were incorrectly being analysed by the plug-in.

To use the plug-in, simply choose it from the Plug-ins menu and follow the on-screen instructions.

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

Plug-in written by Neil Sands.

What Is Where

Version 02.90.00
Added 20 Jan 2006 (last updated 24 Jun 2012)

For use with Sibelius 4 and Sibelius 4.1

This is an updated version of the What Is Where plug-in included with Sibelius 4:

  • Fixes two minor problems involving key signatures created with the One staff only option.
  • New field added that will show the type, style and location of staff lines.

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

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Trace Hidden Objects

Version 01.02.00
Added 19 Apr 2006 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

For use with Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This plug-in writes to the Trace Window the locations of all objects in the score (or current part) that have been hidden, which can be useful when proof-reading your score.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Check Open and Mute

Added 05 Mar 2009

For use with Sibelius 5

This plug-in checks for redundant open and mute markings. It checks articulation markings (˚ and +), Italian text ("con sord./sordino" and "senza sord./sordino"), and English text ("open/unmute/unmuted" and "mute/muted/closed"). For text, you can choose to Hide, Select, or Delete the redundant markings. For articulations, you can choose to Delete or Locate Only. There is the additional option to locate them to the trace window or to a user-specified log file.

Plug-in written by Roman Molino Dunn.

Check Entrances

Added 22 Mar 2009 (last updated 22 Mar 2009)

For use with Sibelius 5

The plug-in checks all entries in each staff of a score (or one specified staff) for the presence of dynamics. It can also correct entries missing dynamics so that the last present dynamic marking is reiterated at the next entry.

Additionally, if it can not find a previous marking (meaning that no dynamics have been declared throughout the piece in that staff), you can choose to use a default dynamic marking of your choice.

There are also a number of locate functions (to the trace window or log file). There is also a column of controls for checking entrances at rehearsal marks. All entrances will be found using the other functions, but if you want to locate rehearsal marks, or, more likely, reiterate dynamics at rehearsal marks, you can use this function even if a staff does not have a true entrance at the rehearsal mark. Because default dynamics can be created at rehearsal marks, dynamics will even be added to bar rests. If this is undesirable, there is a parameter to strip dynamics from bar rests.

One final, fun function of this plug-in is a \'Quick View\' of all entrances, this scans through the score and brings each entrance into view as it is located. The plug-in is for Sibelius 5.

Plug-in written by Roman Molino Dunn.

Identify Selected Object

Added 17 Apr 2009 (last updated 07 May 2009)

For use with Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1 and Sibelius 5

This plug-in identifies all of the selected objects. While it is really intended to identify a single object, it can accurately create a list of identifications for a multiple or passage selection. The plugin gives all of the properties listed in the properties window, as well as some \'behind the scenes\' information. For example, formatting and font information is provided for text objects. One of the most beneficial usages of the plugin is in dissecting scores that you yourself may not have created. In such instances it is useful to be able to accurately identify exactly what an object is so that it can either be recreated or modified.

Plug-in written by Roman Molino Dunn.

What Is Where for Sibelius 6

Version 03.06.00
Added 26 Jan 2011 (last updated 18 Jun 2015)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This is a minor update to the version that ships with Sibelius 6. It adds a checkbox for Special Barlines, which can be useful when using this plugin to check for split multirests, as the Normal Special Barline can split multirests, and is difficult to detect.

Updated 30 January 2011. Minor layout corrections.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Repeated Dynamics Text

Version 01.15.00
Added 28 Mar 2015 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Looks for repeated dynamics text (expression text with a font change to the music text font or a character style change to the music text font). The intention is to help clean up dynamics that get pasted into a place they are not needed.

The plugin looks along each staff in a selection to see if a dynamics text object is the same text as the previous such object in the same staff. It puts up a dialog of pairs that match, and you can select a text in the list and view it on screen. You can also trace the contents of the list box.

This is a simple plugin, and only attempts to provide some information to help determine if a dynamic is is duplicated.

It makes no attempt to determine if a repeated text object should be deleted. It pays no attention to hairpins (so a non terminated hairpin might be the same dynamic as a text but that will not be caught). It does not trace cresc/dim lines or text. It does not deal with repeat structures. It does not look before or after the selection.

You can't delete the duplicates from within the plugin, or manipulate the score at all, though the plugin can move to score to make a piece of text visible. It can be useful to use View - Bar Numbers when you want to look around.

It can show you where problems are likely to occur, especially when you get scores from someone else. It should catch all repeated text that is unwanted, even if it also will mark valid repetitions.

Updated 28 March 2015 to make the descriptions in the list box clearer.

Updated 1 April 2015 adding optional Comments, score scroll arrows, and a Help button.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.