Chord Symbols As Polychords

Version 01.20.30
Added 22 Dec 2018 (last updated 26 Dec 2018)

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

Takes pairs of selected Chord Symbols or legacy chord symbols and vertically stacks the first of the pair on top of the second, separated by a Text object made of underscore characters in Chord Symbol text style. If the original chord symbols are Chord Symbols objects, the resulting polychord will also be made of Chord Symbol objects. Magnetic Layout is turned off for the resulting polychords.

To use the plugin:

* Select the chord symbols that you want to pair up. Be sure the top chord is either to the left of or on top of the bottom chord.

* Run the plug-in and check that the offsets are what you want. You may need to experiment with the dialog settings if this is a different chord font than the last one you used.

* Check that the chord font family matches or is similar to the Chord Symbol text style. This will make the separator length match the chord symbols.

* If you want to process both slash chords and pairs of chords, you will need to run the plug-in twice. Process the slash chords in the first pass.

Updated 26 December 2018. Version 01.20.30. The plugin now selects any polychords created when the plugin terminates. At least in the case of creating a single polychord this will make it easier to copy the polychord and paste it to another location.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.