Is there a smart way to export sib files (about 8000) into xml files almost automatically?
Yes and no - there’s a useful plugin (on my machine it’s in Home > Plugins > Batch Processing > Convert Folder of Scores to MusicXML). It’ll process an entire folder including subfolders, which is brilliant. Unfortunately, if you’re dealing with Sibelius files that were created in a previous version of Sibelius, you’ll be asked if you want to save the Sibelius file after each file is exported.
I guess you could program up a macro to hit Escape every few seconds, in order to clear that dialog automatically.
…and I thought I was prolific.
…and people wonder why we get so jazzed about a tiny workflow improvement that saves us two seconds per operation…!