Replace Symbol

Version 01.09.00
Added 25 Apr 2013 (last updated 30 Jan 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

Replaces one symbol with another, which is normally not possible in Sibelius.

You can choose the name of a symbol that is in your score to be replaced, the type the name of the replacement symbol. If the replacement symbol is also defined in the score, you can use the Copy text button to avoid retyping.

The symbol name is case sensitive and must be typed exactly as defined in the Insert Symbol dialog. Note that some symbols have the same name, and this plugin cannot differentiate between such symbols.

Updated 2 May 2013 to make the dialog button larger to avoid truncating text.

Updated 30 January 2021. Version 01.07.00. This plugin adds a new Symboland deletes the original. Added more general routine to transfer Bar Object properties to the new Symbol. Color, ColorAlpha, CueSize, Hidden, and other properties are now retained.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.