Check Pizzicatos

Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 17 Mar 2008)

For use with Sibelius 3.x

This is an updated version of the Check Pizzicatos plug-in that ships with Sibelius 3. This version fixes the problem whereby the first pizz. marking in a staff may be marked as suspect.

To use the plug-in, simply choose it from the Plug-ins menu and follow the on-screen instructions.

For Sibelius 5, use the shipping version of this plugin.

Plug-in written by Sibelius Software Ltd..

Check Multiple Stops

Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 17 Mar 2008)

For use with Sibelius 3.x

This is an updated version of the Check Multiple Stops plug-in that ships with Sibelius 3. This version fixes the problem whereby staves belonging to non-string instruments were incorrectly being analysed by the plug-in.

To use the plug-in, simply choose it from the Plug-ins menu and follow the on-screen instructions.

For Sibelius 5, use the shipping version of this plugin.

Plug-in written by Neil Sands.

What Is Where

Version 02.90.00
Added 20 Jan 2006 (last updated 24 Jun 2012)

For use with Sibelius 4 and Sibelius 4.1

This is an updated version of the What Is Where plug-in included with Sibelius 4:

  • Fixes two minor problems involving key signatures created with the One staff only option.
  • New field added that will show the type, style and location of staff lines.

For Sibelius 5, use the shipping version of this plugin.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Trace Hidden Objects

Version 01.02.00
Added 19 Apr 2006 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

For use with Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5, Sibelius 8.x, Sibelius 18.x, Sibelius 19.x, Sibelius 20.x and Sibelius 21.x

This plug-in writes to the Trace Window the locations of all objects in the score (or current part) that have been hidden, which can be useful when proof-reading your score.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

What Is Where for Sibelius 6

Version 03.06.00
Added 26 Jan 2011 (last updated 18 Jun 2015)

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

This is a minor update to the version that ships with Sibelius 6. It adds a checkbox for Special Barlines, which can be useful when using this plugin to check for split multirests, as the Normal Special Barline can split multirests, and is difficult to detect.

Updated 30 January 2011. Minor layout corrections.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Repeated Dynamics Text

Version 01.15.00
Added 28 Mar 2015 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

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

Looks for repeated dynamics text (expression text with a font change to the music text font or a character style change to the music text font). The intention is to help clean up dynamics that get pasted into a place they are not needed.

The plugin looks along each staff in a selection to see if a dynamics text object is the same text as the previous such object in the same staff. It puts up a dialog of pairs that match, and you can select a text in the list and view it on screen. You can also trace the contents of the list box.

This is a simple plugin, and only attempts to provide some information to help determine if a dynamic is is duplicated.

It makes no attempt to determine if a repeated text object should be deleted. It pays no attention to hairpins (so a non terminated hairpin might be the same dynamic as a text but that will not be caught). It does not trace cresc/dim lines or text. It does not deal with repeat structures. It does not look before or after the selection.

You can't delete the duplicates from within the plugin, or manipulate the score at all, though the plugin can move to score to make a piece of text visible. It can be useful to use View - Bar Numbers when you want to look around.

It can show you where problems are likely to occur, especially when you get scores from someone else. It should catch all repeated text that is unwanted, even if it also will mark valid repetitions.

Updated 28 March 2015 to make the descriptions in the list box clearer.

Updated 1 April 2015 adding optional Comments, score scroll arrows, and a Help button.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.