Add Turbo Comment

Version 1.22
Added 18 Mar 2014 (last updated 01 Apr 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

Add Turbo Comment

Update: Adding white and light grey colour options.

For use with Sibelius 6 and higher

This plug-in allows you to add and format comments with more options than the native 'Add Comment' function provides.


  • Ability to change Commenter Name without going into Sibelius preferences.
  • It is easier to type the comment into the provided dialog box vs. typing directly into a comment.
  • Ability to use and customize canned phrases for your comment text, which saves time and offers more consistency.
  • Ability to edit the staff names and bars affected.
  • The comment color is selected before the comment is created, with a choice of standard Post-It � note colors and others.
  • Ability to select the font type and font color before the comment is created.
  • Can add a comment even if when they are set to "invisible"
  • Remembers the last 10 free-form comments for easy reuse


  • Place comment above top staff even if commented staff/staves are elsewhere.
  • Append comment color as text within the comment itself. These is useful if you 'export' comments.
  • Highlight commented bar(s) with the same color as the comment itself. Applies only to selected bar(s), even when the selection contains non-contiguous staves.
  • Show Sibelius 'internal bar numbers' associated with the commented bars. Internal bar numbers shown in parenthesis ( ).
  • Minimize the comment size.
  • Suppress the staff name(s) and bar number(s) in the comment
  • Options are saved from the prior session to speed up your work.


It is highly recommended that you assign a keyboard shortcut to this plug-in for ease of use.

Plug-in written by Ed Hirschman.