Players Required

Version 01.08.00
Added 08 Mar 2012 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

This plugin determines the minimum number of players required to play a selected range of bars.

It writes a report to the Plug-in Trace Window consisting of all the instruments that contain notes in the selection, and the maximum number of instruments that play simultaneously in any one bar. That is, in effect, the minimum number of players required to play the music, though not necessarily a realistic number for an actual performance. (But you could not play it with fewer performers, unless one performer plays multiple simultaneous instruments!)

There is an option to include instrument changes in the name of the instruments in the report, and a sub option to include Technique and Instrument Change text as instrument changes. The latter could produce unwanted information, but it should be relatively easy to edit out.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Position Dynamics

Version 01.70.00
Added 17 Apr 2012 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

This plugin repositions Expression/dynamics text according to the text of the dynamics expression, the width of the associated noteheads, and the stem direction (in Sib 7 only), so that a dynamic will appear in an aesthetically pleasing relation to an associated note.

It comes with 4 "position sets" designed by Matthew Maslanka, with input from Jeremy Hughes, for use with Opus, Helsinki, Inkpen2 and Reprise fonts.

New positions sets can be created and existing ones edited. Position sets are saved as text files and can be shared among users.

A PDF file describing how to use the plugin is included in the zip file. I recommend looking through it before you use the plugin.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Unlink Objects in Parts

Version 01.05.00
Added 22 Apr 2012 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

Moves each selected object slightly in each part, then move it back to the original position. The effect is to remove the linkage between the object in the score and the object in the part.

It was designed to be used after running the Position Dynamics plugin on the entire score, so you can unlink the positioned text, and then run Position Dynamics with different settings on the score, without upsetting what was done in the parts.

It can, of course, be used anywhere that the same effect is desired.

Use Reset to Score Position to undo the effects of this plugin.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Add LV Symbols to Notes

Version 01.45.00
Added 25 May 2012 (last updated 02 Feb 2015)

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

Adds laissez vibrer/let ring/LV symbols to selected untied notes, mimicking the positioning of ties on the same notes

The plugin will determine the direction of the symbols and it provides options for adjusting the spacing of the symbols from the note positions.

This plugin requires Sibelius 7.

Updated 21 June 2012 to fix wrong version in error message.

Updated 29 May 2013 to allow plugin to work in Sibelius 6.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Respace Clef Change

Version 01.04.00
Added 10 Aug 2012 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

Sibelius sometimes leaves too much space in bars that contain clef changes. For all staves, for any bar that contains a clef change, the plugin hides the clef changes, then respaces the bar in all staves, then makes the clef change visible.

You may want to run it separately on the full score and in parts. I recommend running it on the full score first.

This plugin is dedicated to Daniel Spreadbury and the Sibelius development team.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Percussion Pitch Map

Version 01.91.00
Added 21 Aug 2012 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

Transposes selected notes, optionally changing noteheads and adding articulations according to the chosen pitch map. Specific pitches at specific octaves are transposed, as opposed to all pitches with a given pitch name.

The plugin reads data files called "pitch maps", which will change a note at a specific pitch name and octave to another pitch name and octave. The new note can also be given a different notehead and articulation.

Typically this plugin could be used to remap pitches in cases where pitch mapping is not done by Sibelius on import.

A PDF document describing the plugin is included in the zip file.

This plugin is dedicated to Robert Puff, who provided the built-in pitch maps..

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Reset Spacing In Score and Parts

Version 01.80.00
Added 02 Sep 2012 (last updated 01 May 2014)

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

Resets note spacing, resets space above and below staves, and (or) unlocks format for a full score, all of its dynamic parts, or both.

It can process the current score, all open scores, or all scores in a folder of scores.

Updated 30 April 2014 to add Optimize Staff Spacing, Reset Position and Reset Design.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Note Spacing

Version 01.51.40
Added 09 Oct 2012 (last updated 05 Nov 2014)

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

Apply a Note Spacing preset, a set of predefined Note Spacing Rules, whose values can be scaled by a percentage, to a selection. The plugin will apply the spacing rules, respace, then restore the original score spacing. The preset can also be applied to the entire score, with optional respacing.

For a non-passage selection, any bar containing selected notes will be respaced.

The plugin requires Sibelius 7.1.3 or later. A PDF document describing the plugin is included with the zip file, and it is recommended reading.

The plugin comes with several predefined presets (thanks to Robert Puff and Bill Holab for these, and to Neil Sands for the Proportional Spacing settings). You can also edit or create presets. The Current score and Defaults presets may not be edited nor deleted.

This plugin is dedicated to Robert Puff and Daniel Spreadbury.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Unfold Repeats

Version 01.10.60
Added 16 Oct 2012 (last updated 28 Dec 2016)

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

This plugins requires Sibelius 7.13 or later.

Creates a copy of a score with all repeats written out as separate bars. It uses the ordering shown in Play > Repeats, and will optionally delete any repeat barlines, end lines, and Repeat or Jump text.

User defined text, symbols, and lines will have to be deleted by hand. The plugin will warn if the playback structure indicates there are still repeats after the plugin is run. If playback does not go from start to end, go to the bars where playback changes and delete the objects that are affecting playback.

Updated 28 December 2016. Fixed crash that occurred when a repeated section consisted of a single bar.

The plugin will not run if there are jumps that are not at the end of a bar. It will not run if there are any unreachable bars. It will add time signatures to any irregular bars to avoid problems with the pasting of irregular bars.

There are likely many things that can go wrong, so check the output carefully.

This plugin is gratefully dedicated to Daniel Spreadbury and Michael Eastwood.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Page Numbers

Version 01.12.00
Added 18 Dec 2013 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

Hide or show page numbers, or trace or delete page number changes, in the full score and/or all dynamic parts.

This plugin processes the *entire* score or parts, disregarding any selection.

Except when tracing, the plugin adds a page number change before the first bar. In some cases you may not want this, and you should select and delete the first page number.

''Display results'' will trace changes to existing page number change objects.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Float Rests

Version 01.55.00
Added 20 Dec 2013 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

Moves rests that are under beams to the first position where the rest will not change the stem length of the beamed notes.

It will only move rests in bars whose notes and rests are in a single voice, and skips cross-staff-beamed notes. Set the Engraving Rules option to beam over rests before running this plugin.

Rules for note layout are complex, and the plugin will not always get the position correct, so please check the output visually.

Updated 4 January 2014 to support rests with stemlets

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Flip Tie Symbols

Version 01.05.00
Added 07 Dec 2014 (last updated 26 Aug 2015)

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

Swaps the symbols "l.v. up" and "l.v. down". The effect is that the "ties" appear to flip direction.

This can be helpful if you have many such symbols used to represent ties, as happens if you are using the plugin Add LV Symbols to Notes, which creates ties using these symbols.

Updated 26 August 2015 to restore a missing zip file.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Replace Articulation Symbols

Version 01.70.00
Added 30 Jan 2015 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

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

Replaces Articulations entered as Symbols from the Articulations row of the Insert Symbols dialog with the corresponding articulation for any such symbols whose position matches that or a note.

It can save a lot of work if you receive a score from another user who does not understand how articulations work in Sibelius, and so entered them all as symbols. It will also replace jazz scoops and falls.

To replace Arpeggio lines with note-attached Arpeggios, use the plugin Replace Arpeggio Lines (category Lines).

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Align to Beat

Version 01.17.00
Added 23 Jun 2015 (last updated 23 Jun 2015)

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

Moves selected text (staff text and non-page aligned system text, but not lyrics) or lines horizontally to a specified beat in the bar. The objects will be moved to the first or last beat if the target would be out of range.

This can be useful for users who receive scores from other users.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Style Sheet

Version 01.93.00
Added 23 Oct 2015 (last updated 06 Nov 2015)

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

Displays which text styles, line styles, symbols, and notehead styles are being used in a score. In Sibelius 7 and later the font named and size for text items will be displayed.The main music font, document layout data, and some engraving rules data can also be displayed.

A PDF file describing the data produced is also contained in the zip file.

Updated 5 November 2015 to add Instrument Names and Ranges to the output.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

All Symbols Labeled

Version 01.75.00
Added 30 Oct 2015 (last updated )

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

Makes a copy of the currently open score and adds each symbol defined in the score, used in the score, or selected in the score to a bar in the score. It labels each symbol below the staff with its index in the symbol table, its relative index in its row in the symbol table, and its name.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Identify Selected Symbols

Version 01.09.00
Added 30 Oct 2015 (last updated 30 Oct 2015)

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

Information about each selected symbol, including the name, index and relative index in a symbol table row, will be put into a list box. You can select a list box entry and choose View, and that symbol will be brought into view on the screen. You can also write the list of symbol identifiers to the plugin Trace window.

The fields in the description are separated by tildes (~). You can save the traced data to a text file, and then open it in a spreadsheet to get a more nicely formatted list.

There is an option to display and filter only selected unnamed symbols, which are often invisible. This can be a good way to delete such symbols if any are present.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Save and Export

Version 01.19.00
Added 06 Nov 2015 (last updated 13 Nov 2015)

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

This zip file contains 2 plugins, Save and Export and Save With Previous Version. Both plugins will save the current score and also export one of more copies of the score in different formats. It is recommended that this plugin be assigned to a shortcut, and used in place of or in addition to the regular Save, so that the score and its copies remain in sync.

Save and Export saves the current score and simultaneously exports one or more copies of the score in an earlier version of Sibelius and/or in PDF or MusicXML format. The exported files are in the same folder as the original score, and overwrite any files with the same name.

The plugin will display a dialog the first time it is run in a Sibelius session, and you can choose the output format(s) you want and to which earlier version to save. The dialog can be hidden for the rest of the Sibelius session.

Save With Previous Version can be run in Sibelius 6 as well as later versions. It saves the current score and simultaneously exports a copy of the score in the previous version of Sibelius. The exported file is in the same folder as the original score, and overwrites any file with the same name. There are no options and no dialog will appear. Currently any version of Sibelius after version 7 will save in version 7 format.

Updated 6 November 2015 to prevent Save and Export from running prior to Sib 7.1.3.

Updated 13 November 2015. Added checkbox to trace the folder location of exported files. Exported files go to the same folder as the score they came from, but that location is not always obvious.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Unfold Repeat Bar Rests

Version 01.06.00
Added 24 Nov 2015 (last updated 24 Nov 2015)

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

Replaces repeat bar rests with the contents of the appropriate bars. It will always copy notes, rests, tuplets, slurs, and non-hairpin staff lines. Chord symbols, dynamics, and some staff text may optionally be copied. Lyrics and other staff objects will not be copied.

If the "2 or more present in the source bars" option is used, hairpins will be copied if there are 2 or more hairpins or if there is 1 hairpin and 2 or more pieces of dynamics text.

If ''Copy all voices'' is unchecked, objects are copied only if they match the voice of the repeat bar rest.

For 2- or 4-bar repeats, the first bar that contains the repeat rest must be selected.

Unfolding affects both score and parts. If you make a copy of the score then run the plugin on the copy, you can use the copy for the unfolded bars, and the original score for the repeated bars.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Clipboards

Version 01.26.00
Added 09 May 2016 (last updated 07 Jan 2017)

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

Clipboards lets you store the contents of selections into up to 30 numbered clipboards, and to paste from those clipboards into a score.

It is in many ways a much-scaled-down version of Sibelius Ideas, and if you want something like this, I suggest you first have a look at Ideas. One of the few advantages of Clipboards over Ideas is that you can assign shortcuts to specific numbered clipboards by using the ClipCopyx and ClipPastex plugins, and you cannot assign keys to Ideas.

Clipboards is a suite of several plugins.

Clipboards is the main plugin, and it lets you copy a selection into a numbered clipboard or paste from a filled clipboard to a selected area in your score. The data in these clipboards only lasts for a single Sibelius session. If you copy from a different score, that score must remain open while you are using the data. The data is not held in an actual clipboard, but when you paste the plugin uses internal Sibelius clipboards. If you paste between scores, even between a score and a part, the system clipboard will be used, so data you might have put there will be overwritten.

ClipCopy1 and ClipCopy2 will copy the selection to clipboards 1 and 2 respectively. ClipPaste1 and ClipPaste2 paste from clipboards 1 and 2, assuming there is something to be pasted. It is intended that you assign keyboard shortcuts to these plugins. There are instructions in the PDF document for creating more of these plugins to access more clipboards.

Load Clipboard Presets lets you create a Sibelius score containing bits you want to copy. You delimit the bits with Rehearsal Marks, and you can add Tempo Text starting with "DESC:" to the same bar as a Rehearsal Mark and it will become the description for that clipboard.

These plugins are described in more detail in the included PDF file.

Updated 18 December 2016 to prevent Paste adding duplicate slurs

Updated 22 December 2016 to do a better job preventing duplicates, thanks to a technique by Kenneth Gaw, which he gave me permission to use.

Updated 7 January 2017. Reworked the way passage selections were handled and how duplicates were prevented.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.