Players Required

Version 01.08.00
Added 08 Mar 2012 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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 plugin determines the minimum number of players required to play a selected range of bars.

It writes a report to the Plug-in Trace Window consisting of all the instruments that contain notes in the selection, and the maximum number of instruments that play simultaneously in any one bar. That is, in effect, the minimum number of players required to play the music, though not necessarily a realistic number for an actual performance. (But you could not play it with fewer performers, unless one performer plays multiple simultaneous instruments!)

There is an option to include instrument changes in the name of the instruments in the report, and a sub option to include Technique and Instrument Change text as instrument changes. The latter could produce unwanted information, but it should be relatively easy to edit out.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Position Dynamics

Version 01.72.00
Added 17 Apr 2012 (last updated 30 Jan 2020)

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 plugin repositions Expression/dynamics text according to the text of the dynamics expression, the width of the associated noteheads, and the stem direction (in Sib 7 only), so that a dynamic will appear in an aesthetically pleasing relation to an associated note.

It comes with 4 "position sets" designed by Matthew Maslanka, with input from Jeremy Hughes, for use with Opus, Helsinki, Inkpen2 and Reprise fonts.

New positions sets can be created and existing ones edited. Position sets are saved as text files and can be shared among users.

A PDF file describing how to use the plugin is included in the zip file. I recommend looking through it before you use the plugin.

Updated 28 May 2018. Mostly grand staff fixes.

Updated 30 January 2020. Version 01.72.00. Fix to crash on grand staff when it was the final staff in the score.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Unlink Objects in Parts

Version 01.05.00
Added 22 Apr 2012 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

Moves each selected object slightly in each part, then move it back to the original position. The effect is to remove the linkage between the object in the score and the object in the part.

It was designed to be used after running the Position Dynamics plugin on the entire score, so you can unlink the positioned text, and then run Position Dynamics with different settings on the score, without upsetting what was done in the parts.

It can, of course, be used anywhere that the same effect is desired.

Use Reset to Score Position to undo the effects of this plugin.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Add LV Symbols to Notes

Version 01.47.00
Added 25 May 2012 (last updated 19 Jun 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

Adds laissez vibrer/let ring/LV symbols to selected untied notes, mimicking the positioning of ties on the same notes

The plugin will determine the direction of the symbols and it provides options for adjusting the spacing of the symbols from the note positions.

This plugin requires Sibelius 7.

Updated 21 June 2012 to fix wrong version in error message.

Updated 29 May 2013 to allow plugin to work in Sibelius 6.

Updated 18 June 2018. Fixed minor bugs including not picking up extra symbols for use in list.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Respace Clef Change

Version 01.04.00
Added 10 Aug 2012 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

Sibelius sometimes leaves too much space in bars that contain clef changes. For all staves, for any bar that contains a clef change, the plugin hides the clef changes, then respaces the bar in all staves, then makes the clef change visible.

You may want to run it separately on the full score and in parts. I recommend running it on the full score first.

This plugin is dedicated to Daniel Spreadbury and the Sibelius development team.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Percussion Pitch Map

Version 01.94.00
Added 21 Aug 2012 (last updated 16 Jan 2020)

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

Transposes selected notes, optionally changing noteheads and adding articulations according to the chosen pitch map. Specific pitches at specific octaves are transposed, as opposed to all pitches with a given pitch name.

The plugin reads data files called "pitch maps", which will change a note at a specific pitch name and octave to another pitch name and octave. The new note can also be given a different notehead and articulation.

Typically this plugin could be used to remap pitches in cases where pitch mapping is not done by Sibelius on import.

Updated 13 January 2020. Version 01.93.00. Fixed bug where B# and Cb were mapped to the wrong octave, which did bad things. It has been noted that this plugin is capable of doing general pitch mapping, with the ability to remap octaves as well as pitches.

A PDF document describing the plugin is included in the zip file.

This plugin is dedicated to Robert Puff, who provided the built-in pitch maps..

Updated 17 July 2017 added support for magnetic glisses in Sibelius 8.6 and later.

Updated 16 January 2020. Version 01.94.00. Fixed bug where the pitches Cb, Cbb, Bx, and B# were mapped to the wrong octaves. This plugin is capable of mapping any MIDI pitch in any octave to a different pitch ion any valid octave, in addition to its designed use as a translator for MIDI pitch maps.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Reset Spacing In Score and Parts

Version 01.90.00
Added 02 Sep 2012 (last updated 02 Sep 2020)

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

Resets note spacing, resets space above and below staves, and (or) unlocks format for a full score, all of its dynamic parts, or both.

It can process the current score, all open scores, or all scores in a folder of scores.

Updated 30 April 2014 to add Optimize Staff Spacing, Reset Position and Reset Design.

Updated 30 September 2020. Version 01.90.00. Was only working with current score. Fixed so it will work with open score and folder of scores.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Flip Tie Symbols

Version 01.06.00
Added 07 Dec 2014 (last updated 19 Jun 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

Swaps the symbols "l.v. up" and "l.v. down". The effect is that the "ties" appear to flip direction.

This can be helpful if you have many such symbols used to represent ties, as happens if you are using the plugin Add LV Symbols to Notes, which creates ties using these symbols.

Updated 26 August 2015 to restore a missing zip file.

Updated 19 June 2018. Added dialog with lists of available symbols to swap. The plugin now selects any changed symbols at the end.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Replace Articulation Symbols

Version 01.70.00
Added 30 Jan 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

Replaces Articulations entered as Symbols from the Articulations row of the Insert Symbols dialog with the corresponding articulation for any such symbols whose position matches that or a note.

It can save a lot of work if you receive a score from another user who does not understand how articulations work in Sibelius, and so entered them all as symbols. It will also replace jazz scoops and falls.

To replace Arpeggio lines with note-attached Arpeggios, use the plugin Replace Arpeggio Lines (category Lines).

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Align to Beat

Version 01.17.00
Added 23 Jun 2015 (last updated 23 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

Moves selected text (staff text and non-page aligned system text, but not lyrics) or lines horizontally to a specified beat in the bar. The objects will be moved to the first or last beat if the target would be out of range.

This can be useful for users who receive scores from other users.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Style Sheet

Version 01.93.00
Added 23 Oct 2015 (last updated 06 Nov 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

Displays which text styles, line styles, symbols, and notehead styles are being used in a score. In Sibelius 7 and later the font named and size for text items will be displayed.The main music font, document layout data, and some engraving rules data can also be displayed.

A PDF file describing the data produced is also contained in the zip file.

Updated 5 November 2015 to add Instrument Names and Ranges to the output.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

All Symbols Labeled

Version 01.81.00
Added 30 Oct 2015 (last updated 23 Jan 2019)

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

Makes a copy of the currently open score and adds each symbol defined in the score, used in the score, or selected in the score to a bar in the score. It labels each symbol below the staff with its index in the symbol table, its relative index in its row in the symbol table, and its name.

Updated 20 January 2019. Version 01.80.00.Added ability to find symbol by typing any part of its name after the copy of the score is created.

Updated 23 January 2019. Version 01.81.00.Added ability to close and delete clone score after Find is complete.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Identify Selected Symbols

Version 01.09.00
Added 30 Oct 2015 (last updated 30 Oct 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

Information about each selected symbol, including the name, index and relative index in a symbol table row, will be put into a list box. You can select a list box entry and choose View, and that symbol will be brought into view on the screen. You can also write the list of symbol identifiers to the plugin Trace window.

The fields in the description are separated by tildes (~). You can save the traced data to a text file, and then open it in a spreadsheet to get a more nicely formatted list.

There is an option to display and filter only selected unnamed symbols, which are often invisible. This can be a good way to delete such symbols if any are present.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Unfold Repeat Bar Rests

Version 01.06.00
Added 24 Nov 2015 (last updated 24 Nov 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

Replaces repeat bar rests with the contents of the appropriate bars. It will always copy notes, rests, tuplets, slurs, and non-hairpin staff lines. Chord symbols, dynamics, and some staff text may optionally be copied. Lyrics and other staff objects will not be copied.

If the "2 or more present in the source bars" option is used, hairpins will be copied if there are 2 or more hairpins or if there is 1 hairpin and 2 or more pieces of dynamics text.

If ''Copy all voices'' is unchecked, objects are copied only if they match the voice of the repeat bar rest.

For 2- or 4-bar repeats, the first bar that contains the repeat rest must be selected.

Unfolding affects both score and parts. If you make a copy of the score then run the plugin on the copy, you can use the copy for the unfolded bars, and the original score for the repeated bars.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Clipboards

Version 01.30.00
Added 09 May 2016 (last updated 30 Mar 2020)

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

Clipboards lets you store the contents of selections into up to 30 numbered clipboards, and to paste from those clipboards into a score.

It is in many ways a much-scaled-down version of Sibelius Ideas, and if you want something like this, I suggest you first have a look at Ideas. One of the few advantages of Clipboards over Ideas is that you can assign shortcuts to specific numbered clipboards by using the ClipCopyx and ClipPastex plugins, and you cannot assign keys to Ideas.

Clipboards is a suite of several plugins.

Clipboards is the main plugin, and it lets you copy a selection into a numbered clipboard or paste from a filled clipboard to a selected area in your score. The data in these clipboards only lasts for a single Sibelius session. If you copy from a different score, that score must remain open while you are using the data. The data is not held in an actual clipboard, but when you paste the plugin uses internal Sibelius clipboards. If you paste between scores, even between a score and a part, the system clipboard will be used, so data you might have put there will be overwritten.

ClipCopy1 and ClipCopy2 will copy the selection to clipboards 1 and 2 respectively. ClipPaste1 and ClipPaste2 paste from clipboards 1 and 2, assuming there is something to be pasted. It is intended that you assign keyboard shortcuts to these plugins. There are instructions in the PDF document for creating more of these plugins to access more clipboards.

Load Clipboard Presets lets you create a Sibelius score containing bits you want to copy. You delimit the bits with Rehearsal Marks, and you can add Tempo Text starting with "DESC:" to the same bar as a Rehearsal Mark and it will become the description for that clipboard.

These plugins are described in more detail in the included PDF file.

Updated 18 December 2016 to prevent Paste adding duplicate slurs

Updated 22 December 2016 to do a better job preventing duplicates, thanks to a technique by Kenneth Gaw, which he gave me permission to use.

Updated 7 January 2017. Reworked the way passage selections were handled and how duplicates were prevented.

Updated 25 January 2020. Version 01.27.00. Fixed a bug in the paste code

Updated 30 March 2020. Version 01.30.00. Restored missing Load Clipboard Presets plugin to the zip file. Updated all files so they have consistent version numbers, and made Clip Copy 4 and 5 more consistent with 1 - 3. The basic code is unchanged, and this is really just housekeeping.

Updated 30 March 2020. Load Clipboard Presets version number had not been updated. Updated to 01.30.00 to align with other files.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Export All Versions

Version 01.06.00
Added 10 May 2017 (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

Exports each version present in a score as a separate score, comparable to what Review - Edit Versions - Export As Score does.

Versions are exported to the same folder as the original score, and the file names are the score file name followed by the version name.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Save All Close All

Version 01.09.00
Added 16 Mar 2019 (last updated 24 Sep 2020)

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 2 plugins: Save All Close All and Save All. Save All Close All puts up a dialog that will get you save all currently open scores and / or close them all.

Closing all will leave you in Sibelius with no scores open, as if you had closed the scores from File Close. Click the X in the upper right corner to return to Quick Start or close Sibelius.

Save All runs without a dialog, and it saves all open scores.

It takes a while to save or close each score, so please do not do anything else until it is clear that the plugins have finished their work.

These plugins were suggested by Joao Pais.

PLEASE NOTE: These plugins have limitations. It is recommended that instead of these plugins, you use the built-in Save All and Close All commands. These are not accessible on a menu, but you can assign shortcuts to them in File-Preferences-Keyboard Shortcuts-File Tab.

Updated 24 September 2020. Version 01.09.00. Cleaned up Save All Close All to perform better. There is now an option to Close All without saving changes, which is not possible with the built-in Close All command. Note that using Close All in the plugin will leave a blank new score behind, which a plugin has to do to avoid crashing as the last score closes.

In general, the built-in menu commands used with shortcuts are probably better than this plugin, unless you often open a bunch or scores and want to close then without seeing the Save Changes dialog. I have removed the Save All plugin from the zip file since it has no advantages over the built-in command.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Resize Symbols

Version 01.06.00
Added 20 Mar 2019 (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

Changes the size of selected symbols to one of the 4 available sizes: normal, cue size, grace note size, or grace cue note size. It can also trace selected symbols, which shows the symbol name, index, size, and location.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Align Objects To Barline

Version 01.21.00
Added 11 Jul 2019 (last updated 05 Aug 2019)

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

Moves selected Text or Symbols close to a barline. Aligning right moves an object to the end of its current bar, aligning left moves it to the end of the previous bar, which is the closest it can get to a barline.

If an object is in the first bar in a system, left alignment will move it to the first beat following the left barline in the same bar to prevent it moving to the end of the previous system, unless the checkbox is set to force all objects to the end of the previous bar.

It is important to check moved objects in parts, where system breaks may be different from the full score. Check also if you change the number of bars in a system to be sure a move text does not go to the previous system. Objects already aligned will not be moved.

Only Text and Symbol objects are processed.

Updated 27 July 2019. Version 01.10.00. Minor changes to improve calling Position Rehearsal Mark plugin.

Updated 5 August 2019. Version 01.21.00. Added ability to process lines, including the ability to align both ends of a line to barlines. This can be useful when you want to use text in a line to center the text in a bar.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Make Page Count Even

Version 01.10.00
Added 18 Jul 2020 (last updated 18 Jul 2020)

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

Make Page Count Even Original Version 01.10.00 added July 18, 2020. This plugin changes the number of pages in a score as needed to make the number of pages in the score a multiple of 2, 4, or 8. This can be useful if you are printing or exporting to PDF a group of files, so scores with odd numbers of pages will be made to fill both sides of the sheets of paper.

It does this by adding or removing specially marked blank pages at the end of a score. The default, and likely most common, use is to make a score have an even number of pages. To do this leave the default settings of Multiple = 2, and the plugin will determine the closest number of pages that is a multiple of 2, and add or remove the appropriate number of trailing blank pages to make the page count match the chosen multiple.

The deletable blank pages that the plugin adds have a small hidden piece of text added with the text ~Intentionally Blank, which allows such pages to be deleted by the plugin. Do not delete this text unless you are sure you want these pages to be non-deletable. They will not show up in printouts or PDF files.

A PDF document is included in the zip file. I recommend looking it over before running the plugin.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Adjust Grace Note Stem Lengths

Version 01.11.00
Added 28 Jul 2020 (last updated 03 Sep 2020)

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

Original version 01.10.00. This plugin adjusts stem lengths for 8th- and 16th-note unbeamed single grace notes so that the slash (if any) either intersects a staff line or lies completely within a staff space.

The values given to the notes will appear as the Y offset of the note in the Inspector.

The given pitches reference treble clef staff positions rather than absolute pitches. B4 represents the middle staff line in any 5-line staff.

Updated 03 September 2020. Version 01.11.00.Changed sizes of fields in dialog and made other minor changes to work better in Sib 6. For Sib 6, the plugin Stem Direction Sib 6 must also be downloaded and installed.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich and Matthew Maslanka.

Symbols Swap System and Staff

Version 01.07.00
Added 30 Jan 2021 (last updated 30 Jan 2021)

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

Added 30 January 2021. Version 01.07.00.

Replaces symbols attached to the system staff with symbols attached to the first staff, or staff-attached symbols with system symbols. This requires that new Symbols are added and the old ones deleted. Uses the new TransferBarObjectProperties routine to transfer as many properties as possible to the new object.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.