Bracket Text

Version 01.95.00
Added 08 Apr 2011 (last updated 09 Jun 2021)

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

Puts brackets or parentheses (or any chosen character(s)) around each selected text object, or around the first and last text object matching the filtering conditions. It is especially useful for bold expressions (dynamics) entered with the ctrl or cmnd key, since those involve a font change, or for metronome marks that use noteheads.

Dialog settings are saved across Sibelius sessions.

This is a more general version of the Bracket Expression Text plugin, since it can handle more than Expression text.

Updated 21 November 2011 to handle dynamics correctly in Sib 7.

Updated 9 January 2012 to fix dialog display in Sib 7.

Updated 26 March 2014 to restore handling of dynamics correctly in Sib 7, which had been wiped out.

Updated 31 March 2021. Version 01.91.00. Added ability to hide the dialog for the remainder of a Sibelius session.

Updated 19 April 2021. Improvements for hiding dialog.

Updated 6 June 2021. Version 01.95.00. Code restructured to allow being called by other plugins. No new features.

Updated 9 June 2021. Version 01.95.00. Split dialog into main dialog and Engraving Rules dialogs to hide rarely used options.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.