Add Bar Before Special Barline

Version 01.06.00
Added 22 Nov 2015 (last updated )

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

Add Bar Before Special Barline does what Home - Bars - Add Bar At End or Home - Bars - Add Single Bar does, except that if the bar at the end of the selection ends with a Special Barline, that barline is moved to the added bar. If there is no selection, the added bar is appended to the score. If there is no special barline, the plugin behaves the same way Sibelius does. It can act as a replacement for these Sibelius commands.

The visual effect is that the added bar slips in before the special barline, whereas, when adding a bar in Sibelius itself, an added bar will always be added after the special barline, even at the end of the score.

No system data except the special barline is moved; the added bar is always the size that corresponds to the time signature. The plugin runs with no dialog.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.