Find System Objects

Version 01.10.00
Added 07 May 2014 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

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

This is one of a group of plugins designed to provide sight-impaired users with access to Sibelius score objects.

It displays a list of system objects (Titles, copyright, tempo, and other text, barlines, key signatures, time signatures, and more) present in the score.

When an object type is chosen, another list is filled with the objects of that type present in the score, with their bar locations noted. Choosing OK will select the object, and bring the selected object on screen.

There is an option, off by default, to have the plugin function as "Find Next System Object". If the option is chosen, and the selection in the score contains only a single system object (such as a special barline), the plugin will not bring up the dialog, but will select the next system object of the same type in the score.

This plugin will be installed by default into the Other pane of the Home tab Plug-ins menu on the Ribbon.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Go To Staff

Version 01.04.00
Added 07 May 2014 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

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

This is one of a group of plugins designed to provide sight-impaired users with access to Sibelius score objects.

Displays a list of the staves in the score. Select a staff, hit TAB and type a bar number, and the plugin will select the first note, rest, or bar rest in the chosen bar, and make the selection visible.

The user can often just choose a staff and hit OK. The plugin fills the bar number edit box with the first bar in the selection by default, but the bar number may be overwritten.

This plugin will be installed by default into the Other pane of the Home tab Plug-ins menu on the Ribbon.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Initial Key Signatures And Clefs

Version 01.07.00
Added 07 May 2014 (last updated 10 Dec 2016)

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

This is one of a group of plugins designed to provide sight-impaired users with access to Sibelius score objects.

This plugin provides a list of the initial key signature and clef in each staff of the score; this is for use by the screen reader; the plugin provides no navigation ability.

The first line of text in the dialog states whether the score is transposing or concert pitch (important for the interpretation of the key signature, which is the current written key signature), and there is a line of text explaining whether or not all the staves have the same key signature, so the user need not look at every staff to see if there are any differences.

There is a Trace button which will write the contents of the list to the Plugin Trace Window, for later reference. Unfortunately, the NVDA screen reader does not read the Plugin Trace Window, but the contents can be copied and pasted into another application, such as WordPad, that can be read by NVDA.

This plugin will be installed by default into the Other pane of the Home tab Plug-ins menu on the Ribbon.

Updated 10 December 2016 to include the part name of the score, so you can easily find the score file name, the transposing state of the score, and whether it is a part or the full score, in addition to the key and clef information.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Breaks

Version 01.06.00
Added 24 May 2014 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

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

Adds system or page breaks (and in Sibelius 7.5 or later, split system breaks) without requiring you to select a single barline, which cannot be done without using a mouse.

In this plugin, to add a break to a barline, make a selection in the bar to the left of the barline (either select the entire bar or select a note or other object in the bar), and then run the plugin. It will apply a break to the barline on the right side of the selected bar.

You cannot add a break to the last bar in the score.

There are other resources besides this plugin that let you use breaks without selecting a single barline. Remove system and page breaks by selecting the bar containing the barline with the break and using Layout > Format > Unlock Format. Create a title page with Layout > Document Setup > Create Title Page. Use the downloadable plugin Delete or Update Title Page (category Other) to delete title pages and blank pages. Use the downloadable plugin Create Blank Page (category Layout) to create blank pages.

Updated 11 February 2015 to correct version and allow plugin to run in Sib 6.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

There It Is!

Version 01.44.00
Added 09 Jul 2014 (last updated 14 Dec 2016)

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

This is one of a group of plugins designed to provide sight-impaired users with access to Sibelius score objects.

It displays a list of types of objects present in the current selection. If the selection is a system selection (purple box), the list will include system objects, such as Title text, Rehearsal Marks, and Special Barlines.

When an object type is chosen, another list is filled with the objects of that type present in the selection, with their staff, bar, and position in bar locations noted. Choosing OK will select the object, and bring the selected object on screen.

Objects can be displayed sorted by Bar (the default), so you can see all the objects in a single bar for all the staves, or you can sort the objects by Staff, so you can see the objects across all the bars in each staff.

A View button can be used to browse to objects without taking the dialog down. This would probably be useful only for sighted users.

This plugin is similar to the What Is Where? plugin, with navigation capabilities.

There is a Help button and an Options button.

Some objects tend to be slow to gather and display, so the Options dialog has options to skip such objects, or to ask if you want to display them. By default, the plugin asks to show staff text, and skips slurs, notes and rests, and bar rests.

Updated 30 July 2014 minor bug fix

Updated 19 December 2014 to allow non-passage selections, so the results of a filter could be navigated to.

Updated 13 December 2016.Added articulations to notes, added Trace button, added score file name, part name and transposing score state to dialog title bar. Also added duration to Note/Rest listing.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Plugin Set

Version 01.53.00
Added 01 Sep 2014 (last updated 11 Jan 2016)

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

This plugin assigns shortcuts for running a fixed set of plugins. The plugins are stored in an internal list and cannot be changed except by editing the plugin.

This provides a way to run a set of sight-impaired plugins without needing to assign a Sibelius keyboard shortcut for each plugin. This simplifies installation of the Sight-impaired tools.

The plugins in the list will need to be installed before they can be run with this plugin. A warning will be given if the plugins are not installed.

The initial set of plugins are Breaks, Find System Objects, Go To Staff, Initial Key Signatures And Clefs, and There It Is!

You can make a copy of this plugin and edit the variable _lstPluginsToRun to give yourself a list of plugins that will give you fixed shortcuts for any installed plugins that you want to set up. The first 9 plugins get the shortcuts 1 - 9, and then the next 26 will get A - Z (case insensitive). More plugins that that are ignored. See Run Plugins By Name or Fixed Plugin Shortcuts if you are dealing with large groups.

Updated 25 April 2015 to make the file easier to edit in a text editor. There will be no change at all from the user point of view.

Updated 23 November 2015 to allow it to run in Sibelius 5.2.5. No significant code was changed.

Updated 11 January 2016 to fix a small shortcut bug that would only show up if more plugins were added to the list. Current users should not need to update.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.