Add Authentic Jazz Flips

Added 08 Jan 2010 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5, Sibelius 8.x, Sibelius 18.x, Sibelius 19.x, Sibelius 20.x, Sibelius 21.x, Sibelius 22.x, Sibelius 23.x and Sibelius 24.x

The default fonts, symbols and lines provided with Sibelius, including Inkpen2, do not currently contain an authentic-looking jazz articulation called a flip. A flip (sometimes called a turn) looks somewhat like half of a flying seagull and is used to indicate the pitch rising above a first note and then dropping down to a second note. The item most similar to a flip that is provided with Sibelius is the guitar bend staff line.

This plug-in allows you to bulk replace guitar bend staff lines with flips created from a provided TIF graphic. The recommended usage is to create your score using guitar bend staff lines in all the places where you want to have flips, and when the score is near completion, run this plug-in to replace the bends with flips.

By inserting flips as graphic items, it ensures that they will be preserved if your score is submitted to or if you send the score file to another Sibelius user (an engraver, publisher, etc.), regardless of the fonts you and the recipient have installed.

This plug-in is for visual purposes only and has no effect on sound playback.

This plug-in requires that you move the flip.tif graphic included in the archive you download to your user's application data folder, which is by default C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\flip.tif for Windows XP, C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming for Windows Vista/Windows 7, and /Users/username/Library/Application Support/flip.tif for Mac OS X. If your folder is located elsewhere or the TIF file is missing, the plug-in will advise you on how to correct the problem.

Plug-in written by Ed Hirschman.