Deselect Hidden Staves

Version 01.05.00
Added 04 Apr 2011 (last updated 17 Jul 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

This plugin removes from a passage selection any staves that are hidden

* by Focus on Staves (if Focus On Staves is active)

* by Hide Empty Staves (if all bars in that staff in the selection are so hidden)

It does not deal with instruments hidden by instrument changes.

Two interesting uses are:

1. Select only the visible staves in Focus On Staves so the other staves do not play back.

2. Prevent a paste that includes hidden staves (usually hidden by Hide Empty Staves) from copying the hidden staves, and thus unhiding the destination.

If there is no passage selection, the plugin selects the visible staves throughout the entire score.

Updated 17 July 2020. Version 01.05.00. Fairly big changes.

If there is no selection, the full score in no longer selected - that was a bad idea in my view. Now a dialog comes up and allows you to change how to decide whether to exclude a staff when there is a mix of hidden and visible bars in the selection. The default now is to exclude the staff is the selection includes ANY hidden bars. This is discussed in Help.

The plugin will now exclude bars hidden by an instrument change to No Instrument Hidden, if the bars contain no visible objects, which covers hidden parts of ossia staves.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.