Convert Text to Comments

Added 16 Aug 2009 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

This plug-in, for use with Sibelius 6, converts all text of a specified style in a score (including any or all versions) to Comments. It extracts all of the text types present in the score and allows you to create colorful, maximized or minimized, comments. We've all tried making our own comments in earlier versions of Sibelius using a special text style, so what now when you open the score in Sibelius 6? Painless remedy.

"I have a number of scores from the opera Kiravanu that I wrote with James Humberstone made in Sibelius 5, with comments made by using boxed text on an added staff. I wanted to both convert these in the scores to Sibelius 6 comments and also create a list to review as we consider revising the opera. With 'Convert Text to Comments,' I can do both in one quick run." - Mary Elizabeth

Plug-in written by Roman Molino Dunn.

Export Comments

Added 16 Aug 2009 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

This plug-in, for use with Sibelius 6, exports all comments in a score (including any or all versions) to a log file or can list them in the trace window. A straightforward method of getting your conversations out of the score.

Plug-in written by Roman Molino Dunn.

Maximize or Minimize Comments

Added 16 Aug 2009 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

This plug-in, for use with Sibelius 6, maximizes, minimizes, or switches all comments in a score (including any or all versions). A straightforward method for revealing or hiding your comments, since they cannot be hidden as other objects in Sibelius can.

Plug-in written by Roman Molino Dunn.

Highlights To Comment Color

Version 01.05.00
Added 17 May 2010 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

Makes a list of the colors for any comments in the score, and lets you choose a color which can be applied to any selected highlights. This can be useful for easily matching highlights and comments to the same user in a collaboration.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Add Turbo Comment

Version 1.22
Added 18 Mar 2014 (last updated 01 Apr 2014)

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

Add Turbo Comment

Update: Adding white and light grey colour options.

For use with Sibelius 6 and higher

This plug-in allows you to add and format comments with more options than the native 'Add Comment' function provides.

Features

  • Ability to change Commenter Name without going into Sibelius preferences.
  • It is easier to type the comment into the provided dialog box vs. typing directly into a comment.
  • Ability to use and customize canned phrases for your comment text, which saves time and offers more consistency.
  • Ability to edit the staff names and bars affected.
  • The comment color is selected before the comment is created, with a choice of standard Post-It note colors and others.
  • Ability to select the font type and font color before the comment is created.
  • Can add a comment even if when they are set to "invisible"
  • Remembers the last 10 free-form comments for easy reuse

Options

  • Place comment above top staff even if commented staff/staves are elsewhere.
  • Append comment color as text within the comment itself. These is useful if you 'export' comments.
  • Highlight commented bar(s) with the same color as the comment itself. Applies only to selected bar(s), even when the selection contains non-contiguous staves.
  • Show Sibelius 'internal bar numbers' associated with the commented bars. Internal bar numbers shown in parenthesis ( ).
  • Minimize the comment size.
  • Suppress the staff name(s) and bar number(s) in the comment
  • Options are saved from the prior session to speed up your work.

Note

It is highly recommended that you assign a keyboard shortcut to this plug-in for ease of use.

Plug-in written by Ed Hirschman.