There are many people still using Sibelius and while I would in no way recommend it anymore to new users, those who have already purchased it should use it to its full benefit.
A knowledge of which plugins are available, and what they do is essential to getting the most out of your version of Sibelius. There really is a wealth of available plugins, so please take a look at them.
This can have a profound effect on, and greatly improve, your composing and engraving efforts.
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In Sibelius, plug-ins are extra features created using a programming language called ManuScript.
There are two kinds of plugins--shipping plugins which come with Sibelius, and downloadable plugins usually written by Sibelius users
Sibelius ships with about 150 plug-ins. These plug-ins are documented in the Sibelius Reference, and a list. for example, of the shipping plugins that come with Sib 6 is here:
'Sib. 6.2: Alphabetical (by name) List of Plugins Shipping in Sibelius 6 with Categories'
The current list can be sorted by name, author, or category, and also, you can use the Search box to find a plugin if you know even a part of its name.
In Sibelius 7 and later, you can install plug-ins with File > Plug-ins > Install Plug-ins. You will need to know the category of the plug-in to find it for installation.
For instructions on installing these plug-ins in Sibelius versions prior to 7, please see: http://www.sibelius.com/download/plugins/index.html?help=install
Last updated on May 14, 2018. There are 535 plug-ins on the page.