Bob Zawalich takes us on a tour of a mega-plug-in library of routines that can be treated the same as commands in Sibelius, and gives an overview of the kinds of things these commands will enable you to do without having to go directly into ManuScript code.
Sibelius’s Commands feature extends the program’s capabilities in many ways. If you’re willing to dig in a little more, there are some tools available for you to extend it even further by building powerful automations directly within Sibelius.
The Sibelius 2021.2 release continues the ongoing evolution of the Find in Ribbon function into an increasingly comprehensive launch bar, now called Command Search. This update also expands Sibelius’s scripting and plug-in capabilities.
Sibelius 2020.12 is available. The new feature in this release is the long-awaited ability to import Sibelius files directly into an existing Sibelius file or template. There are other improvements in the areas of plug-ins and fonts.
A handy Sibelius plug-in, Replace Line Style, is the easiest way to quickly change the style of a line — such as replacing dashed crescendo hairpins with solid ones.
Sibelius 2020.9 is available with enhancements to the Focus on Staves feature, enabling new layout and formatting workflows for scores and parts. There are other improvements to MIDI and MusicXML importing, ManuScript, and accessibility.
A comprehensive roundup of the variety of tips and plug-ins to help the notation and playback of harp passages in Sibelius.
An obituary of Mary Elizabeth by Bob Zawalich. Mary Elizabeth, known as “ME”, was a composer, author, teacher, and Sibelius beta tester, among many other things. She was someone that most Sibelius users likely never heard of, but she played important roles in making Sibelius what it became.
You’ve downloaded dozens or hundreds of Sibelius plug-ins — now how do you squeeze even more speed out of them and quickly access your favorites? One solution is Bob Zawalich’s My Plugins plug-in — “the plug-in’s plug-in”.
The Convert LV Symbols to LV Ties plug-in replaces LV (laissez vibrer) up and down symbols in Sibelius with native LV ties, which were introduced in the Sibelius 2020.3 update.