German Chord Names

Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

For use with Sibelius 2.x, Sibelius 3.x, Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This plug-in converts chord symbols text in your score between the German (B = B flat, H = B) and standard (Bb = B flat, B = B) conventions for chord symbols. This is useful when e.g. wanting to transpose German chord symbols (convert them to standard chord symbols, transpose, then convert them back to German chord symbols).

Updated August 9, 2008 to handle alternate flat symbol in Sib 5.

Updated 20 October 2014 to mark them as usable through Sibelius 7.5. No code changes were made. Note that the plugin will only work with Legacy Chord Symbols, and that the Engraving Rules-Chord Symbols-Language feature is a better way to show German chord symbol names.

Plug-in written by Gunnar Hellquist.

Add or Replace System Text

Version 01.80.00
Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

For use with Sibelius 3.x, Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This plug-in can write up to three items of system text (e.g. Title, Copyright, Composer, etc.) to all the scores in a folder. It is able to replace any existing text if required.

Updated May 22, 2008 to work with user-defined styles in Sibelius 4 and 5.

Updated 2 April 2009 for internal code cleanup

Updated 7 June 2012 to add quiet opening checkbox to open scores from earlier versions with default options.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Reverse Text

Version 01.03.00
Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

For use with Sibelius 3.x, Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Reverse Text reverses the order of text in each selected Text, Lyric, or System Text object. It will not reverse the orderof a sequence of objects, but just the text within single objects. If you want objects in the system staff (like Title Text) reversed, create a system (double blue box) selection.

One use for this might be to reverse Hebrew or Arabic text.

This plug-in does not handle multi-line text well; it is best to split such items into separate text objects for each line. (Multi-line items will reverse, but the line separator will be lost).

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

French Chord Names

Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

For use with Sibelius 2.x, Sibelius 3.x, Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This plug-in converts chord symbols text in your score between the French (sol-fa) and standard (Bb = B flat, B = B) conventions for chord symbols. This is useful when e.g. wanting to transpose German chord symbols (convert them to standard chord symbols, transpose, then convert them back to French chord symbols).

Updated 20 October 2014 to mark them as usable through Sibelius 7.5. No code changes were made. Note that the plugin will only work with Legacy Chord Symbols, and that the Engraving Rules-Chord Symbols-Language feature is a better way to show French chord symbol names.

Plug-in written by Tim Watson.

Multirest Text

Version 01.81.00
Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

For use with Sibelius 3.x, Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Multirest Text builds a text string out of 2 user-typed pieces of text and the optional multirest number, so you can add text like \\\\\\\"Play 3 times\\\\\\\" automatically to a multirest.

There are a number of centering options possible (see the Help screen for details), but it generally works best with text styles that are defined as centered. There are 2 \\\\\\\"built-in\\\\\\\" styles (Lyrics and Lyrics(chorus)), and you can also type in the name of any text style you wish.

Some sample text styles are defined in the included MultirestTextStyle.lib house style. Import the text styles from this house style, and two new entries will appear in the built in style list (Multirest center (Times) and Multirest center (Inkpen). You can also define your own styles, named Multirest center3 through Multirest center6, and these will also show up in the list. They are assumed by the plugin to be centered in both directions.

You can use uncentered styles and make adjustments by clicking on the Advanced button and using the fields in that dialog.

Updated 19 April 2009 to fix failure to handle custom text styles in Sib 5.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Smarten Quotes

Version 01.32.00
Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 24 Jun 2012)

For use with Sibelius 4 and Sibelius 4.1

This update fixes the following issues:

  • The plug-in can now handle double quote marks correctly on Mac OS X.
  • The plug-in now correctly handles user-created lyrics text styles.

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

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Add Bar Number Changes For Rehearsal Marks

Version 01.25.00
Added 20 Aug 2005 (last updated 24 Jun 2012)

For use with Sibelius 4.1

This plug-in adds a bar number change at the same location as any rehearsal marks in the score. Note that it will not add changes in bars containing text objects made of Rehearsal Mark text, but only Rehearsal Mark objects.

The purpose of the tag is to help solve the problem of bar numbers overlapping rehearsal marks. Since normal bar numbers cannot be hidden, but bar number changes can be hidden, this is a first step towards hiding the bar numbers, and saves having to add the bar number changes manually.

In Sibelius 4, a plug-in cannot hide the bar number changes, so you will have to do it separately. If you know the bar numbers involved, you can go there with Go To Bar Number. The plug-in will write the affected bar numbers to the trace window to make the Rehearsal Marks easier to find.

If you are running Sibelius 4.1, however, the plug-in can hide the bar number changes for you.

Do not run this until the bar numbers are stable, since bar number change objects will not update if you add or delete bars.

Note that the plug-in will put bar number changes wherever there is a Rehearsal Mark, whether the bar number had been visible or not.

Changes in version 1.25: added the ability to choose whether bar numbers are hidden in both the score and parts, just the score, or just the parts.

In Sibelius 5, bar numbers can be hidden, so this plugin is no longer needed.

Updated 2 April 2009 for internal code cleanup

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Number Multirest Bars

Version 02.05.00
Added 22 Aug 2005 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

For use with Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This plug-in adds text containing numbers for the range of bars contained in multirests. You can change the location of the text by changing its text style. You can specify text to precede or follow the bar numbers and a character to separate them.

For example, if bars 2 through 5 are a multirest, and you choose the defaults, you will see the text (2 - 5) below the staff at bar 2.

New in v2.05:

  • Custom text styles work in Sibelius 4, and there is a new option to center the text if a centered text style is used.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Renumber Pages

Added 14 Sep 2005 (last updated 06 Mar 2006)

For use with Sibelius 4 and Sibelius 4.1

This plug-in allows you to create customized page numbers and running header lines in your score. Features include:

  • Divide your document into sections whose pages are numbered independently, e.g. front matter numbered with lowercase Roman page numbers (i, ii, iii, ...) and main matter numbered with Arabic page numbers (1, 2, 3, ...)
  • Define a running header line which displays the title of the song or movement at the top of the page (automatically extracted from title text objects)
  • Automatic creation of a table of contents (experimental)
  • Support for title pages which are counted but do not show a page number or header line
  • Also support for more complex page number schemes, e.g. chapter-wise (I-1, I-2, I-3, ..., II-1, II-2, II-3, ..., III-1, III-2, III-3, ...)

The .zip file contains the plug-in and a score which contains further explanations and is properly setup to demonstrate the usage. It is recommended to read the instructions in the example score and run the plug-in there first, before trying on your own score.

Updated to version 1.1 (6 March 2006), adding support for "page total" template to generate "XX of YY" numbering.

Plug-in written by Hans-Christoph Wirth.

Tag Bar Number Changes

Version 01.05.00
Added 28 Dec 2005 (last updated 24 Jun 2012)

For use with Sibelius 4 and Sibelius 4.1

This plug-in adds a piece of Technique text at the same location as any Bar Number Changes in the score.

The purpose of the tag is to provide a label that can be \'gone to\' using the Find command.

The tag consists of the displayed bar number and an optional prefix. So if you had changes to bars 20, 100, and 1, in bars 2, 3, and 4, and the prefix was ~BNC, bar 2 would get the text ~BNC20, bar 3 ~BNC100, and bar 4 ~BNC1. Use Find on ~BNC to go to those bars.

Run the plug-in again to update changed bar number changes, but if extensive changes have been made, it might be best to remove existing tags before re-running.

You can use the plug-in to remove (untag) the Bar Number Changes later. It cannot actually delete the text tags, but it can either set them blank, or to a single text of your choosing. The latter is suggested, because you can set them to the same text (such as ~DeleteMe), and filter that text and delete them all at once.

In Sibelius 5, use the downloadable Go To plugin instead (use the bar number change option.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Add Slurs to Melismas

Added 02 Feb 2006

For use with Sibelius 4 and Sibelius 4.1

This is a minor update to Add Slurs to Melismas that fixes problems with the plug-in shipped with Sibelius 4 and 4.1.

Plug-in written by Sibelius Software Ltd..

Toggle Text

Added 27 Feb 2006 (last updated 28 Feb 2006)

For use with Sibelius 4.1

This plug-in hides all text objects of a specified style with two keystrokes, and restores them on next invocation of the plugin.

This is useful for adding notes to your score which should not appear in the final output: Just make sure before that you use one text style exclusively for your notes.

Plug-in written by Hans-Christoph Wirth.

Copy Text For Delete Bar

Version 01.06.00
Added 11 Sep 2006 (last updated 22 Jun 2012)

For use with Sibelius 4 and Sibelius 4.1

Copy Text for Delete Bar copies any system text (such as Title, Composer, or Instrument name at top left) from one bar to another.

Typically you will copy from bar 1 to bar 2 when you want to delete bar 1 without losing the system text. The plug-in cannot delete the original text, but it can optionally hide it. It will disappear when the bar is deleted anyway. If a bar number is duplicated in the score (because of bar number changes), you will need to make a selection that excludes the duplicate of any bars you want to process.

Updated 24 January 2007: The plug-in now restores the hidden state of copied text, and makes an attempt at restoring the multiple fonts in a metronome mark. It also documents the fact that multi-line text will become single lines.

For Sibelius 5 and later, use Move System Objects For Delete Bar

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Change Case for Sibelius 4

Version 01.60.00
Added 17 Oct 2006 (last updated 26 Nov 2017)

For use with Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1 and Sibelius 5

This plug-in changes the case of text in a score. It will only convert the letters A..Z or a..z; it cannot handle accented characters. It can change text to UPPER CASE, lower case, tOGGLE cASE or Word Initial Case. It can change various types of text objects, including system text, lyrics, instrument names and score info data. It can be run on a single score or on a folder of scores.

Note that text that is in multiple lines will be converted to a single line, and any internal formatting (fonts or bold/italic, etc.) will be lost.

For Sibelius 5, use Change Case Pre-Sibelius 6 (included). For Sibelius 6 and later, use Change Case.

Updated 9 August 2011 for Sib 7 font compatibility

Updated 29 Sept 2011 to change name/

Updated 25 November 2017 to add Change Case Pre-Sibelius 6 to zip file to use for Sib 5.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Extract PhotoScore Lyrics

Added 22 Nov 2006 (last updated 23 Nov 2006)

For use with Sibelius 3.x, Sibelius 4 and Sibelius 4.1

This plug-in manipulates lyrics in scores that have been imported from PhotoScore Professional.

Plug-in written by Peter Hayter.

Enumerate Instruments

Added 13 Feb 2007 (last updated 26 Feb 2007)

For use with Sibelius 4 and Sibelius 4.1

This plug-in will enumerate consecutive, similar instrument names in a score, useful to have e.g. Flute 1, Flute 2, Flute 3, Oboe 1, Oboe 2, etc. as instrument names in the score.

The plug-in will handle instruments with multiple staves (e.g. Piano, Harp) correctly and running the plug-in again after changing the instrumentation will update the ordinal numbers. The plug-in won't be able to identify where multiple players would read from a single staff (e.g. Horn 13, 24); the user should manually put this in.

Plug-in written by Andrew Moschou.

Instrument List

Version 01.13.00
Added 05 May 2007 (last updated 28 Aug 2017)

For use with Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This plug-in adds a list of the instruments at the start of the selected staves as a text item at the start of the score.

You can choose which elements will appear in the list, and the order in which they will appear.

Updated 29 November 2009. Now places the text at the start of the selection if any, fixes a bug with the title text, adds Instrument changes for Sib 5+, and allows you to specify if the list will appear in the score or in a part.

Updated 27 July 2010. Under Sib 6, it can now insert the instrument list onto a Sib 6-style title page.

Updated 26 August 2017. New option to omit empty staves, plus dialog was rearranged to make it clearer that list can go either to the title page or the score but not both.

Updated 28 August 2017. Fixed Omit Empty Staves Option. Added options to trace lists and to Not show dialog for this session, which makes it easier to use with Run Plugin on Score and Parts.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Fix PhotoScore Lyrics

Added 17 May 2007 (last updated 24 Jul 2009)

For use with Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1 and Sibelius 5

This plug-in replaces lyrics read by Photoscore (which when sung over many notes usually lack of the appropriate hyphen line or end of word line) with the correct Sibelius objects.

Simply make a passage selection and run the plug-in. Use Layout > Reset Position afterwards if you find hyphens colliding with adjacent syllables.

Plug-in written by Hans-Christoph Wirth.

Find and Replace Text

Added 22 Jun 2007 (last updated 29 Mar 2009)

For use with Sibelius 4 and Sibelius 4.1

This is an update to the version of Find and Replace Text included with Sibelius 4, and fixes a problem whereby the plug-in will not correctly replace lyrics or system text unless the selection also contains a normal item of text.

Thanks to Bob Zawalich for this fix.

For Sibelius 5, use the shipping version of this plugin or (better) the downloadable Find and Replace Text for Sibelius 5

Plug-in written by Stefan Behrisch.

Add Cresc Dim Lines

Version 01.62.00
Added 15 Nov 2007 (last updated 05 Jun 2016)

For use with Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Adds crescendo and/or diminuendo lines and optional expression text to a selection.

You can include Expression Text if desired; if the edit boxes are blank, only the line(s) will appear. Type or select an appropriate font if you want bold expression text.

To increase the amount of space surrounding the characters, increase the Rhythmic space per character (quarter note = 256 units). This may expand the output past the selection. It cannot be expanded past the end of the score.

You may still need to adjust horizontal spacing using arrow keys.

This will run in Sib 4, but some features are missing and text and lines will not align as well as in Sib 5

Updated April 4, 2008 (version 1.20) to allow choice of line type at each position, so you can reverse the dynamics

Updated 1 December 2011 to handle Sib 7 fonts.

Updated 10 January 2012 to allow more line type.

Updated 24 August 2014 to retract lines over barlines and add an option to specify space between 2 lines if no text is used, and to process a single note or the first note in a selection.

Updated 4 February 2014 to fix crash in Sib 5 and 6.

Updated 2 February 2016, adding straight, dotted and dashed lines to the list. These behave differently from the dynamics lines and the horizontal position is not very good, but it is too complex to fix right now. It might at least get you in the ballpark with such lines.

Updated 2 February 2016 to fix not bold text bug

Updated 4 June 2016 fixed some crashing typos when there was no text with the lines.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Remove Lyric Extension Lines

Version 01.70.00
Added 14 Dec 2007 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Changes all final syllables or single word lyrics to apply to 1 note, thus removing the extension lines. May be useful if note values have changed.

Updated 17 December 2011. Added ability to center of left justify syllables and ability to remove only durationally short extension lines.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Trombone Slide Positions

Added 21 Apr 2008 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 3.x, Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Adds possible slide positions for selected Bb/F trombone notes in the range from F an octave below the bass stave to the Bb an octave above it.

You can specify which voices should be marked.

Plug-in written by Ian Cugley.

Add Note Names

Added 02 May 2010 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This is an update of the plugin that ships with Sibelius 6.2 and earlier. The update allows it to process notes selected with a multiple (non-passage) selection. Earlier versions would select the entire score if there were not a passage selection. So now you can filter notes and run the plugin on the result.

One small quirk is that if you select only some notes of a chord, the chord will be processed as if it were completely selected. However, unselected single notes in a bar will not be processed (unlike earlier versions).

Updated by Bob Zawalich.

Plug-in written by Sibelius Software.

Fill Score Info for Sibelius 4

Version 01.31.00
Added 25 Apr 2011 (last updated 24 Jun 2012)

For use with Sibelius 4 and Sibelius 4.1

Fill Score Info will take data from edit boxes in a dialog and put them into the File > Score Info fields. It can be run on a single score or on a folder of scores.

It can also take Title, Composer, Lyricist or Copyright text in the score and put those into the corresponding Score Info fields. It can optionally fill only empty Score Info fields, and leave already filled ones alone.

For Sibelius 5 and later use Fill Score Info.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Distribute Score Info for Sibelius 4

Version 01.27.00
Added 17 May 2011 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 4 and Sibelius 4.1

Distribute Score Info takes data from the File > Score Info Title, Composer, Lyricist or Copyright fields and replaces the contents of any existing Title, Composer, Lyricist or Copyright text items with this data. If no such text items exist, the plug-in will create an appropriate item in the first bar of the score. It can write out a wildcard for the data, or the data itself.

For Sibelius 5 or later use Distribute Score Info.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.