Add Bar Number Changes For Rehearsal Marks

Version 01.25.00
Added 20 Aug 2005 (last updated 24 Jun 2012)

For use with Sibelius 4.1

This plug-in adds a bar number change at the same location as any rehearsal marks in the score. Note that it will not add changes in bars containing text objects made of Rehearsal Mark text, but only Rehearsal Mark objects.

The purpose of the tag is to help solve the problem of bar numbers overlapping rehearsal marks. Since normal bar numbers cannot be hidden, but bar number changes can be hidden, this is a first step towards hiding the bar numbers, and saves having to add the bar number changes manually.

In Sibelius 4, a plug-in cannot hide the bar number changes, so you will have to do it separately. If you know the bar numbers involved, you can go there with Go To Bar Number. The plug-in will write the affected bar numbers to the trace window to make the Rehearsal Marks easier to find.

If you are running Sibelius 4.1, however, the plug-in can hide the bar number changes for you.

Do not run this until the bar numbers are stable, since bar number change objects will not update if you add or delete bars.

Note that the plug-in will put bar number changes wherever there is a Rehearsal Mark, whether the bar number had been visible or not.

Changes in version 1.25: added the ability to choose whether bar numbers are hidden in both the score and parts, just the score, or just the parts.

In Sibelius 5, bar numbers can be hidden, so this plugin is no longer needed.

Updated 2 April 2009 for internal code cleanup

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.