Copy and Paste Across Tuplets

Version 1.1
Added 26 May 2015 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5, Sibelius 8.x, Sibelius 18.x, Sibelius 19.x, Sibelius 20.x and Sibelius 21.x

This plugin enables copying and pasting across tuplets in Sibelius 6 and 7 and improves performance in Sibelius 7.5.

To use it:

  1. Select a passage that crosses a tuplet. (It must be a passage selection, not individual notes and it must have a note or a rest [not a bar rest] in the first bar of the top stave.)
  2. Run the Copy Across Tuplets plugin. (It converts the selection to a group of notes, rests etc.)
  3. Click on the first note or rest in the top stave of place you wish to paste to.
  4. Run the Paste Across Tuplets plugin to paste your material.

Please note the following:

  1. The tuplets and the position within the tuplets at the beginning and end of the selection in the source staves must match the corresponding tuplets and positions in the destination staves. Otherwise a multitude of tiny rests will appear which requires Edit>Undo to fix. (Basically the beginning and end tuplets must line up.)
  2. Copy Across Tuplets stores information about the copied selection which Paste Across Tuplets uses. It is not recommended, therefore, to mix these plugins up with the normal copy and paste functions, i.e. copying a selection with Ctrl+C and them pasting using Paste Across Tuplets.
  3. Because the plugin only works with passage selections, I've added a few filters for voices and notes/rests.
  4. If more than one voice is present, data from the end of the bar that the selection is pasted to can, in some circumstances, be lost. This can be fixed by undoing the paste and copy until the original selection reappears, and then using the filters in the copy plugin to copy and paste one voice at a time.

Plug-in written by Kenneth Gaw.

Tuplet Over Barlines

Version 01.18.00
Added 06 Feb 2020 (last updated 06 Feb 2020)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5, Sibelius 8.x, Sibelius 18.x, Sibelius 19.x, Sibelius 20.x and Sibelius 21.x

Tuplet Over Barlines will create tuplets that appear to cross barlines. It allows you to specify a tuplet starting position, a tuplet ratio and size, and some other tuplet properties. It will create a number of sub-tuplets across multiple bars that when combined function as a single mega-tuplet. By default, there will be a tuplet bracket and number that will span the entire mega-tuplet.

The tuplet can spread over any number of barlines, not just one. Any tuplet ratio, any tuplet unit, and any start placement allowed by Sibelius is possible. Playback is correct (providing Live Playback is enabled). Visual placement of the notes on the staff is correct, with each note aligned to its correct strike point.

If a requested tuplet can fit within a single bar, the plugin will create it as a normal tuplet.

There are limitations, described in the PDF file that is included when you install the plugin, on changing the durations of generated notes in the megatuplet, though you can easily change the pitches. Please read the PDF file, or the Help dialog in the plugin, before attempting to modify a created mega-tuplet.

Major thanks to Robin Walker for his significant contributions to the creation of this plugin.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich and Robin Walker.

Create Tuplet Different Units

Version 01.59.00
Added 14 May 2020 (last updated 19 May 2020)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5, Sibelius 8.x, Sibelius 18.x, Sibelius 19.x, Sibelius 20.x and Sibelius 21.x

Original version 01.58.00.

Create a tuplet at the location of a note, chord, rest, or bar rest, where the units of the left and right sides of the tuplet can be different, such as 2-quarter notes in the time of 3-eighth notes.

If the left and right sides have different units, the tuplets generated will have usually have nested tuplets, with the bracket and number turned off by default. Use the Inspector to make the nested tuplet numbers and brackets visible.

You can use this plugin to create tuplets where both sides have the same unit. In that case no nested tuplets are created.

Updated 19 May 2020. Version 01.59.00. Fix to draw unit sized rests if creating tuplet with same units. Added command to Trace the tuplet specification and copy full tuplet text to the clipboard.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.