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To those looking for an abstract of the hotkeys for Finale 2012. By Alexandre Garcia

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KeyboardShortcuts& Special Mouse ClicksCommands that are new or have changed in Finale 2012 are marked by a bullet ().

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INDEXFile menu4Edit menu4Utilities menu4Window menu5View menu5GeneralKeyboardShortcuts5Articulation Tool6Chord tool7Clef tool7Expression Tool7Graphics Tool8Hand Grabber Tool9HyperScribe Tool9Transcription Mode9Lyrics Tool9Measure Tool10Mirror Tool11Note Mover Tool11Ossia Tool12Page Layout Tool12Repeat Tool12Resize Tool13Selection Tool13Simple Entry Tool15Simple Entry Laptop Set17Smart Shape Tool19Speedy Entry tool20Special Tools Tool22Staff Tool22Text Tool24Tuplet Tool24Zoom Tool25Playback25Shape Designer25

File menu

Launch Window-CTRL+SHIFT+NNew (default new action)-CTRL+NOpen-CTRL+OClose-CTRL+WSave-CTRL+SPrint Score-CTRL+PQuit-ALT+F4+Q

Edit menu

Undo-CTRL+ZRedo-CTRL+YUndo/Redo List-CTRL+SHIFT+ZCut-CTRL+XCut to Clip File-PressCTRL+X when choosing CutCopy (to the Clipboard)-CTRL+CInsert-CTRL+ICopy to Clip File-PressCTRL when choosing Copy+CInsert From Clip File-PressCTRLwhen choosing InsertInsert and Filter-CTRL+SHIFT+IInsert and Filter from Clip File-Press CTRL+SHIFT while choosing InsertPaste-CTRL+VPaste Multiple (from the clipboard)-CTRL+ALT+VPaste (paste from a Clip file)-PressCTRL when choosing PastePaste Multiple using the one-click method-Highlight the source measures. PressALT+CTRLand click the target measure. ThePaste Multiple dialog boxappears.Paste and Filter-SHIFT+CTRL+V. TheEdit Filter dialog boxappears where you can choose which items you would like to paste.Use Filter-ALT+CTRL+FEdit Filter-SHIFT+ALT+CTRL+FPaste and Filter from Clip Files-Press SHIFT+CTRL while choosing Paste. TheEdit Filter dialog boxappears where you can choose which items you would like to paste.Delete Measure Stack-Delete (with a stack selected)Select All-CTRL+AUpdate Layout and remove measure groupings-CTRL+SHIFT+UClear All Items-BACKSPACE(Laptops Fn-6)Set SmartFind Source Region-CTRL+F

Deselect SmartFind Source Region-CTRL+FApply SmartFind and Paint-CTRL+SHIFT+F

Utilities menu

Update Layout-CTRL+UTranspose-CTRL+6 through 9Program a Transposition-SHIFT+CTRL+6 through 9Lock Systems-CTRL+L (Or, with the Selection tool selected, press L to lock Systems).Unlock Systems-CTRLSHIFT+ U (Or, with the Selection tool selected, press U to unlock Systems).Apply Note Spacing-CTRL+4 (Or, with the Selection tool selected, press 4)Apply Beat Spacing-CTRL+ 5 (Or, with the Selection tool selected, press 5)Fit Measures-CTRL+MImplode Music-1 (With Selection tool selected)Explode Music-2 (With Selection tool selected)Check Elapsed Time-3 (With Selection tool selected)

Window menu

Show/Hide Main Tool Palette-COMMAND+TSwitch between open windows-CTRL+TABOpen/Close Mixer-CTRL+SHIFT+M

View menu

Page View-CTRL+EScroll View-CTRL+EStudio View-CTRL+SHIFT+EEnd Position-END keyRedraw Screen-CTRL+DZoom In-CTRL++ (plus sign) or hold downCTRL+SHIFT and right-clickZoom Out-CTRL+- (minus) or hold downCTRL+SHIFTandright-clickCustom Zoom 2-CTRL+2Custom Zoom 1-CTRL+1Custom Zoom 3-CTRL+3View At X %-CTRL+0Fit Width-CTRL+]Fit in Window-CTRL+[Add Bookmark-CTRL+BView At Last Size-Double-right-click on the scoreDefine a Staff Set-Press CTRLwhen choosing Staff Set(in Scroll View or Studio View)Show/Hide Rulers-CTRL+RChange layers-ALT+SHIFT+layer number (1-4)

GeneralKeyboardShortcuts

OK all open dialog boxes-CTRL-click the OK buttonCancel all open dialog boxes-CTRL-click the Cancel button"Add Again" Metatool (adds the previously added marking)-Press -(hyphen) and click the scoreApply a Metatool-Press a number or letter and click the scoreProgram a Metatool-Press SHIFT+number or SHIFT+letterProgram akeyboardequivalent for a tool-Press SHIFT+Function key (F2-F12)Switch to a tool youve programmed-Press Function key (F2-F12)Select Yes or No in dialog boxes-Type N for No and Y for YesShow Active Layer Only-SHIFT+ALT+SOpen Document Options-CTRL+ALT+AMove up a full screen (page view)-PAGE UPMove down a full screen (page view)-PAGE DOWNMove to previous page (page view)-CTRL+PAGE UPMove to next page (page view)-CTRL+PAGE DOWNAdvance one increment up vertically-ALT+PAGE UPAdvance on increment down vertically-ALT+PAGE DOWNMove left one screen (page view)-HOMEMove right one screen (page view)-ENDMove to beginning (page view)-CTRL+HOMEMove to end (page view)-CTRL+ENDMove to the top/left of the leftmost viewable page-SHIFT+HOMEMove to the bottom/right of the rightmost viewable page-SHIFT+ENDAdvance one increment right horizontally (page view)-ALT+HOMEAdvance one increment left horizontally (page view)-ALT+ENDMove forward screenfull of measures (scroll view)-CTRL+PAGE UPMove backward screenfull of measures (scroll view)-CTRL+PAGE DOWNMove to beginning of score (scroll view)-HOMEMove to end of score (scroll view)-ENDChange layers-ALT+SHIFT+layer number

Articulation Tool

Display the Articulation Selection dialog box-Click on, above, or below a note or rest that doesnt have an articulation attached, or click on a note whose articulation handles are visible, OR drag-enclose a group of notes with or without articulations.Select an articulation-Click, or SHIFT-click the handle.Delete an articulation-Select the handle and press DELETE, orright-click the handle and select Delete from the contextual menu. Drag-enclose a group of notes while holding delete to delete articulations on all the notes.Display the Articulation Designer dialog box-Double-click an articulation handle, orright-click the handle and select Edit Articulation Definition from the contextual menu.Highlight the note to which the articulation is assigned-ALT-click and hold a handle of an articulation.

Chord tool

Display positioning triangles-Click the staff (but not on a note or rest)Display the Chord Definition dialog box-Click a note with no chord symbol attached (With Manual Input selected in the Chord menu), or double-click a chord symbol handle, orright-click the handle and select Edit Chord Definition from the contextual menu.Delete a chord symbol-Select the handle and press DELETE, orright-click the handle and select Delete from the contextual menuInput chord symbols using MIDI keyboard-With Allow MIDI Input checked, click a note and play chord on the MIDI keyboardAnalyze chord in one or two staves-With One- or Two-Staff Analysis selected in the Chord menu, click on a note in the chord.Select a Suffix (type into score mode)-Type root followed by :0

Clef tool

Display the Change Clef dialog box-Double-click in a measure)To change the clef for a region-Select the region (if you want a mid-measure clef, select a part of a measure) and then double click the highlighted region.To change the clef from a measure to the next clef change-Double-click an unselected measure or a fully selected measure.Adjust the mid-measure clef position-Drag the handle of the mid-measure clefDelete a mid-measure clef-Select the handle and press DELETE, orright-click the handle and select Delete from the contextual menu.Change a mid-measure clef to another clef-Double-click the mid-measure clefs handle and drag left or right, orright-click the handle and select Edit Clef Definition.

Expression Tool

Display the Expression Selection dialog box-Double-click on, above, or below a measure or note.Select an expression handle-Click, or SHIFT-click to select multiple handles or pressCTRL+A to select all available handles.Move selected expression and attachment point-Drag the selected handlesMove the expression without changing the attachment point-ALT+drag the selected handlesAdd selected expression to adjacent staff. (Non-Score List expressions only)-Select an expression handle and pressCTRL+Up arrow orCTRL+Down arrow to add the expression to the staff above or below (respectively).Add selected expression to all staves above/below. (Non-Score List expressions only)-Select an expression handle and pressCTRL+HOME orCTRL+END to add the expression to all staves above or below (respectively).Add selected expression to all staves. (Non-Score List expressions only)-Select an expression handle and pressCTRL+ALT+ENTERto add the expression to all staves.Add selected expression to specific staves. (Non-Score List expressions only)-Select an expression handle and pressCTRL+ALT+ENTERto add the expression to all staves.Delete selected expressions-Press DELETE, orright-click the handle and select Delete from the contextual menu.Resize a shape expression-Double-click an expression handle, orright-click the handle and select Edit Score Shape Expression Graphically from the contextual menu.Display the Expression Designer dialog box-Double-click an expression handle (text expression), orright-click the handle and select Edit Expression Definition from the contextual menu.Display the Shape Expression Designer dialog box-CTRL+double-click an expression handle (shape expression), orright-click the handle and select Edit Shape Expression Definition from the contextual menu.Display the Expression Assignment dialog box-SHIFT+double-click an expression handle, or right-CONTROL-click the handle and select Edit Expression Assignment from the contextual menu.Highlight the note/measure to which the expression is attached-Hold downALTand click the expressions handle.To quickly change one expression to another using Metatoolshortcuts-Highlight the Expression handle and double-press the Metatool key corresponding to the expression you want to switch to

Graphics Tool

Align Left-CTRL+SHIFT+ [ (left square bracket)Center Horizontally-CTRL+SHIFT+ ' (apostrophe)Align Right-CTRL+SHIFT+ ] (right square bracket)Align Top-CTRL+ - (minus)Center Vertically-CTRL+SHIFT+ = (equals)Align Bottom-CTRL+SHIFT+ - (minus)Place a graphic in the Shape Designer-Click in the Shape Designer display area, thePlace Graphicsdialog box appearsSelect a graphic or graphics-Click a graphic or drag-enclose graphics, SHIFT-click a graphicDisplay the Graphic Attributes dialog box-CTRL+SHIFT+ T or dDouble-click a graphicPlace a graphic in the score-Double-click in the score, thePlace Graphicsdialog box appearsSelect a region containing the musical example to export-Double-click and drag to enclose a region in Page View Resize selection rectangle proportionally-SHIFT-click and drag a corner editing handle.Delete the selected graphics-Press DELETE for one or more selected graphicsAdjust the graphics position in the score-Drag a selected graphicResize the graphic horizontally or vertically-Drag a graphics bounding handleResize the graphic proportionally-SHIFT-click and drag a corner editing handle

Hand Grabber Tool

Temporarily switch to Hand Grabber Tool-Press the right-button(and drag in the score)

HyperScribe Tool

Indicate where to begin transcription-Click a measureEnd HyperScribe in the middle of a measure-CTRL-click anywhere on the score

Transcription Mode

Display the Transcription window-Click a measure orCTRL-click a measure if you had Transcribe in Measures selected while transcribingTranscribe a measure at a time-Click a measure with Transcribe in Measures selected

Lyrics Tool

Click Assign lyrics one syllable at a time-Click within the staff lines at the position of the noteClick Assign lyrics all at once-CTRL-click within the staff lines at the position of the first noteDisplay a Word Extension handle-Select Lyrics menu >Edit Word Extension or click on the Edit Word Extension button () in Lyrics WindowMove Syllables-Select Lyrics menu >Adjust Syllables or click the Adjust Syllables button () in the Lyrics Window. Click and drag handleMove to the previous or next verse, chorus or section.-UP ARROW or DOWN ARROWusing Type into ScoreLeft Justify syllable-CTRL+ [ (left square bracket) (with Adjust Syllables Selected)Right Justify syllable-CTRL+ ] (right square bracket) (with Adjust Syllables Selected)Center Justify syllable-CTRL+ ' (apostrophe) (with Adjust Syllables Selected)Align syllable block to the Left-CTRL+SHIFT+ [ (left square bracket)Center syllable block Horizontally-CTRL+SHIFT+ ' (apostrophe)Align syllable block to the Right-CTRL+SHIFT+ ] (right square bracket)Disable "floating" syllable-Click the Adjust Syllables button () in the Lyrics Window, thenright-click a syllable handle and choose Align Default and Justify Default.

Measure Tool

Display the Add Measures dialog box-CTRL-click the Measure tool, or right-click the Measure tool and select Add Measures from the context menuAdd single blank measure to the score-Double-click the Measure tool, or right-click the Measure tool and select Add One Measure from the context menuDisplay the Measure Attributes dialog box-Double-click the top barline handle or measure, orright-click a handle (or upper handle) and select Edit Measure Attributes from the contextual menu.Make the Measure wider or narrower-Drag the top barline handle right or leftDisplay a beat chart-Click the second barline (or middle if there are three) handle, orright-click the handle and select Edit Beat Chart from the contextual menu.Display a split-point bar-Click the third (bottom) barline handle, orright-click the handle and select Edit Split Points from the contextual menu.Move a beat horizontally in all staves-Drag one of the lower handles in the beat chartMove a beat and all subsequent beats horizontally in all staves-SHIFT+drag one of the lower handles in the beat chartAdd another pair of beat positioning handles-Double-click between two upper handles of a beat chartDisplay the Beat Chart Element dialog box-Double-click an upper handle in the beat chartDelete a beat chart pair from the beat chart-Click on an upper handle to select it and press DELETEChange a barline-Right-click the handle and select Barlines, then the desired barline type (Normal, Double, Final, Solid, Dashed, Invisible, Tick) from the contextual menu.

Display a handle on every measure number-Click the Measure toolDisplay the Measure Number dialog box-SHIFT+double-click on the Measure tool.Reset measure number positioning-PressBACKSPACE, orright-click the handle and select Restore Default Position from the contextual menu.Delete a measure number-Press DELETE, orright-click the handle and select Delete from the contextual menu.Move a measure number-Drag the measure numbers handleDisplay the Enclosure Designer dialog box-Double-click a measure numbers handle, orright-click the handle and select Edit Enclosure from the contextual menu.Force a measure number to appear-CTRL-click a measure without a measure numberForce measure numbers on a measure in all staves of a staff system-CTRL+SHIFT-click on a measureRemove a multimeasure rest-Right-click the handle and select remove a multimeasure rest from the contextual menu.

Mirror Tool

Display Mirror and Placeholder icons-Click the Mirror toolDisplay the Placeholder dialog box-Highlight a measure with notes or with a Placeholder iconDisplay the Tilting Mirror dialog box-Double-click an empty measure or a measure with a Mirror iconDisplay the Mirror Attributes dialog box-SHIFT+double-click a measure with a Mirror icon

Note Mover Tool

Display a handle on every notehead in the measure-Click a measureSelect a handle or handles-Click, SHIFT-click, drag-enclose or SHIFT+drag-enclose the handlesDelete selected notes (still in their original measure)-Press DELETE, orright-click the handle and select Delete from the contextual menu.Move or Copy notes to another measure-Drag a note or a group of notes to the end of the measure and the selected action in the Note Mover menu will take placeCopy notes to the beginning of a measure-Drag a note or a group of notes to the beginning of the measure (if the measure isnt rhythmically full)

Ossia Tool

Display handles on every ossia measure-Click the Ossia tool in Page ViewDisplay a handle on a measure-assigned ossia measure-Click the Ossia tool in Scroll View and click the measure to which the Ossia measure is attachedDisplay the Ossia Measure Designer dialog box-In Page View, double-click anywhere on the document; In Scroll View click a measure with no ossia measure attached, or double-click a measure with an ossia measure attached; Double-click a floating measures handle, orright-click the handle and select Edit Ossia Definition from the contextual menu.Select an ossia measure-Click the ossia measures handleMove a selected ossia measure-Drag the handleDelete a selected ossia measure-Press DELETE, orright-click the handle and select Delete from the contextual menu.Display the Page Assignment for Ossia Measure dialog box-SHIFT+double-click a page-assigned floating measures handle, orright-click the handle and select Edit Ossia Assignment from the contextual menu (in Page View).Display the Measure Assignment for Ossia Measure dialog box-SHIFT+double-click a measure-assigned floating measures handle, orright-click the handle and select Edit Ossia Assignment from the contextual menu.

Page Layout Tool

Display Page and System margins-Click the Page Layout toolResize page, margins or system-Drag a handle in Page ViewMove a system-Drag the system in Page ViewMove a system without moving other systems-Hold downCTRLand drag the center of a staff systemSelect handles-Drag-enclose to select handlesSelect all system handles-CTRL+A

Repeat Tool

Display the Repeat menu-Click the Repeat toolDisplay the Repeat Selection dialog box-Double-click a selected repeatDelete a text repeat, repeat barline-Click on the handle and press DELETE, orright-click the handle and select Delete from the contextual menu.Move a text repeat-Select the handle and drag.Change the size of a repeat barlines bracket-Drag the repeat bracket handle up or down, left or rightDisplay the Repeat Designer dialog box-Double-click a text repeat handle, orright-click the handle and select Edit Repeat Definition from the contextual menu.Display the Backward Repeat Bar Assignment dialog box-Double-click a repeat barline handle, orright-click the handle and select Edit Repeat Assignment from the contextual menu.Display the Ending Repeat Bar Assignment dialog box-Double-click a repeat ending number handle, orright-click the handle and select Edit Repeat Assignment from the contextual menu.Display the Repeat Assignment dialog box-SHIFT+double-click a text repeat handle, orright-click the handle and select Edit Repeat Assignment from the contextual menu.

Resize Tool

Reduce or enlarge a notehead-Click on the notehead orright-click and select Resize Notehead from the contextual menu.Reduce or enlarge an entire note or beam group-Click on the note stem orright-click and select Resize Note or Rest from the contextual menu.Reduce or enlarge a staff-In Page View, click on the staff orright-click and select Resize Staff from the contextual menu.Reduce or enlarge a system-In Page View, click between any two staves in the system orright-click and select Resize System from the contextual menu.Reduce or enlarge a page, or a range of pages-In Page View, click the upper-left corner of the page orright-click and select Resize Page from the contextual menu.

Selection Tool

Switch to Selection tool-Esc orCTRL+SHIFT+ASelect an item-Click on the itemSelect the appropriate tool to edit item-With item selected, double-click or pressENTERSelect between overlapping items-Click on the item then press plus or minus to cycle through overlapping items. Or, just clicking the mouse again cycles through the overlapping items.Display the Fit Measures dialog box-CTRL+ M (Page View only)Lock currently selected systems-+L (or, L with the Selection tool selected)Unlock currently selected systems-+U (or, U with the Selection tool selected)Select a measure or measures-Click to select a full measure. Drag-enclose to select a region including partial measures. To contrain to full measures, hold down SHIFT while drag-enclosing.Extend a partial measure selection to include only full measures.-Double-click the selected region.1. Extend a selection of measures vertically-Press SHIFT+UP ARROWto extend selection up or SHIFT+DOWN ARROW to extend selection down.1. Double-click a selected measure to include the entire vertical measure stack (that measure in all staves); The first double-click selects a single full measure, and the second double-click selects the measure stack; SHIFT-click on a staff above or below a selected region to extend selection to that staff.1. Hold down SHIFT and press Page Up to select all staves to the top staff of the system.1. Hold down SHIFT and press Page Down to select all staves to the bottom staff of the system.1. Extend a selection of measure horizontally-While holding down SHIFT, press right arrow or left arrow to extend selection to the next or previous note.1. Press SHIFT+CTRLand press the right arrow or left arrow to extend the selection by full measures. (Choose to adjust the beginning of the selected region by first pressing SHIFT left arrow. Choose to adjust the end of the selected region by first pressing SHIFT right arrow.) If there are no notes in the measure, Finale selects the entire measure.1. Hold down SHIFT and press the END key to select all measures to the end of the score.1. Hold down SHIFT and press the HOME key to select all measures to the beginning of the score.Select a staff or staves-Click to the left of a staff; SHIFT-click to the left of a staff to extend the selectionMove or copy and paste a selected section of music-Drag the region so it is superimposed on the beginning of another region, which elements to be copied are selected in the Edit menu before you drag (SeeEdit Filter dialog box). The target region can include a portion of the source region. Or,CTRL-click the place where the selected elements should be copied or moved to.Move or copy and insert a selected section of music-Hold down theALTkey and drag the region so a red (or green)Insertion Cursorappears at the beginning of another region. Which elements to be inserted are selected in the Edit menu before you drag (SeeEdit Filter dialog box). The target region can include a portion of the source region. Inserting pushed subsequent notes in the staff to the right the duration of the inserted material.Move or copy and paste specific items from a selected section of music-Drag the region so it is superimposed on the beginning of another region, which elements and whether you are moving or copying are selected in the Edit menu before you drag (SeeEdit Filter dialog box). The target region can include a portion of the source region. CTRL+SHIFT-click the place where the selected elements should be copied or moved to. Choose the items you want to copy and click OK.Move or copy and paste a selected section of music multiple times-Highlight the source region and pressCTRL+C to copy. Highlight the target and pressALT+CTRL+V. ENTER the number of copies in the Paste Multiple dialog box and click OK.Select all (measure stack in all measures)-CTRL+ADisplay theClipdialog box-PressCTRLor SHIFT while choosing Cut or Copy from the Edit menuDisplay thePastedialog box-PressCTRLwhile choosing Paste in the Edit menuClear selected music-Select a region of music and pressBACKSPACEDelete selected measures-Select a measurestack(double-click) and pressBACKSPACEMove selected measures to the previous or next staff system-UPARROW or DOWN ARROWCancel an operation-PressESCImplode Music (displays the Implode Music dialog box)-Select the measures you want to affect, then press 1 on your computer keyboard.Drag-Implode Music for multiple staves (displays the Implode Music dialog box)-Press I while dragging selected measures to their destination.Drag-Explode Music for multiple staves (displays the Explode Music dialog box)-Hold down E while drag copying to the target region. Respace notes, lyrics, and accidentals (Apply Beat Spacing command) using the settings in Document Options-Music Spacing-With the Selection tool, select the measures you want to affect, then press 5 on your computer keyboard. In all tools that allow regional selection, pressCTRL+5. Respace notes, lyrics, and accidentals (Apply Note Spacing command) using the settings in Document Options-Music Spacing-With the Selection tool, select the measures you want to affect, then press 4 on your computer keyboard. In all tools that allow regional selection, pressCTRL+4. Show elapsed time based on current tempo (displays the Elapsed Time dialog box)-Select the measures you want to affect, then press 3 on your computer keyboard. Transpose (programmable)-With the Selection tool, select the measures you want to affect, then press any number between 6 and 9 on your computer keyboard. (CTRL+6 through 9 without the Selection tool selected. Program Transpositions-SHIFT+CTRL+6 through 9Select or deselect the SmartFind Source Region-CTRL+FDisplay the Apply SmartFind and Paint dialog box-CTRL+SHIFT+F

Simple Entry Tool

Accidental: Double Flat-SHIFT+ - (minus)Accidental: Double Sharp-SHIFT+ =Accidental: Flat--Accidental: Sharp-=Accidental: Half Step Up-Numpad +Accidental: Half Step Down-Numpad -Accidental: Natural-NAccidental: Show/Hide courtesy accidental-CTRL+SHIFT+ - (minus)Add Interval: Unison through octave above-1 through 8Add Interval: Ninth above-CTRL+SHIFT 9Add Interval: Second through ninth below-SHIFT+2 through 9Add Pitch: A-G-SHIFT+A through GAdd Pitch: At caret pitch-CTRL+ENTERAdd/Change Items: Articulation(trigger articulation entry)-ALT+A or Numpad * (and then the articulationMetatoolor press the keystroke again to choose articulation)Add/Change Items: Articulation-Sticky-CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+A orCTRL+Numpad *Add/Change Items: Clef(trigger clef entry)-ALT+CAdd/Change Items: Key Signature(trigger key signature entry)-ALT+KAdd/Change Items: Time Signature(trigger time signature entry)-ALT+TAdd/Change Items: Expression(trigger expression entry)-X orALT+XChange Pitch (caret or selected note): Step Down Diatonically-DOWNARROWChange Pitch (caret or selected note): Step Up Diatonically-UPARROWChange Pitch: Octave Down Diatonically-ALT+SHIFT+DOWN ARROWChange Pitch: Octave Up Diatonically-ALT+SHIFT+UP ARROWDuration: 12864th through Double Whole-ALT+Numpad0-8 orALT0-8Duration: Augmentation Dot-. (Decimal point in Numpad) or . (Period)Duration: Tuplet - Create Default-9 or Numpad 9Duration: Tuplet - Create User-Defined-ALT+Numpad 9 orALT+9 (or SHIFT-click in a measure with the Simple Tuplet tool chosen)Enter Note: At Caret Pitch-ENTERor RETURN (with Simple Entry Caret active)Enter Note: A-G-A-GEnter Rest-Numpad 0, 0,ALT+ENTER, SHIFT+ENTER or TABModify: Beam - Break-/Modify: Beam - Flat-ALT+/Modify: Beam - Use Default-SHIFT+/Modify: Change Pitch Enharmonically-ALT+EModify: Delete-Delete or SHIFT+BACKSPACEModify: Grace Note-ALT+GModify: Show/Hide-HModify: Stem - Flip-LModify: Stem - Use Default-SHIFT+LModify: Tie to Next Note-T or Numpad /Modify: Tie to Previous Note-SHIFT+T orCTRL+Numpad /Modify: Flip Tie-CTRL+FModify: Move note just entered with caret up diatonically-ALT+UP ARROWModify: Move note just entered with caret down diatonically-ALT+DOWN ARROWToggle note to rest (selected note or note just entered with caret)-RNavigation: Caret/Selection - Clear-BACKSPACEor EscapeNavigation: Caret - Step Down-DOWNARROWNavigation: Caret - Step Up-UPARROWNavigation: Caret - Octave Down-SHIFT+DOWNARROWNavigation: Caret - Octave Up-SHIFT+UPARROWNavigation: Selection - Down-CTRL+DOWNARROWNavigation: Selection - Up-CTRL+UPARROWNavigation: Selection - One Entry Left-Left arrowNavigation: Selection - One Entry Right-Right arrowNavigation: Selection - One Measure Left-CTRL+LEFTARROWNavigation: Selection: One Measure Right-CTRL+RIGHTARROWNavigation: Selection: Select All-CTRL+ANavigation: Switch Tool (and clear other selections)-Double-click tool or quickly repeat tool selection keyboardshortcutSelection: Select a note within a chord without clearing previous selection (in entry)-CTRL+SHIFT-click the note or restTool: Accidental - Flat-ALT+ - (Minus)Tool: Accidental - Natural-ALT+ NTool: Accidental - Sharp-ALT+ =Tool: Augmentation Dot-CTRL+ Numpad . (decimal point) or SHIFT+. (Period)Tool: Eraser-ALT+BACKSPACEorALT+DELETETool: Grace Note-CTRL+GTool: 64th Note through Double Whole Note-Numpad 1-8 (orCTRL+ALT+SHIFT 1-8)Tool: 128th Note-CTRL+ALT+SHIFT 0Tool: 64th Rest through Double Whole Rest-CTRL+Numpad 1-8Tool: Repitch-SHIFT+ (Accent) orCTRL+RTool: Toggle Note/Rest-ALT+RTool: Tuplet-CTRL+9 orCTRL+Numpad 9Tool: Tie-ALT+Numpad / orCTRL+SHIFT+TTAB-Add Note on String 1-9-ALT1-9TAB-Add Note on String: At Caret Pitch-CTRL+ENTERTAB-Add Note at Caret String-ENTERTAB-Change Pitch: Increment Fret Number-= or Numpad +TAB-Change Pitch: Decrement Fret Number-- or Numpad -TAB-Change String: Down One-ALT+DOWN ARROWTAB-Change String: Up One-ALT+UP ARROWTAB-Change to Fret Number: 0-9-CTRL+SHIFT 0-9 orALT+Numpad 0-9 (type two numbers quickly for two digit numbers)TAB-Duration: 64th through Double Whole-CTRL+ALT1-8TAB-Duration: 128th Note-CTRL+ALT (Accent)TAB-Duration: Augmentation Dot-. (period) or Numpad . (decimal point)TAB-Duration:Tuplet - Create Default-ALT+0 orCTRL+ALT9 orCTRL+ALT+Numpad 9TAB-Duration:Tuplet - Create User Defined-SHIFT+0TAB-Enter Note on Fret 0-9 or A-K-Numpad 0-9 or A-KTAB-Enter Note on Fret 10-19 or L-U-CTRL+numpad 0-9 or L-QTAB-Enter Rest-TAB or SHIFT+ENTER orALT+ENTERTAB-Modify: Delete-DELETE or SHIFT+BACKSPACETAB-Modify: Grace Note-ALT+GTAB-Modify:Show/Hide-CTRL+HTAB-Modify: Tie to Next Note-T or Numpad /TAB-Modify: Tie to Previous Note-SHIFT+T orCTRL+Numpad /TAB-Modify: Toggle Note/Rest-R or SHIFT+SPACEBARTAB-Navigation: Caret/Selection - Clear-BACKSPACETAB-Navigation: Move caret to string 1-9-1-9TAB-Navigation: String Up-UPARROWTAB-Navigation: String Down-DOWNARROWTAB-Tool: Augmentation Dot-CTRL+Numpad . (decimal) or SHIFT+. (period)TAB-Tool: Eraser-ALT+BACKSPACEorALT+DELETETAB-Tool: Grace Note-CTRL+GTAB-Tool: Note - 64th through Double Whole-CTRL+ALT+SHIFT 1-8 orCTRL+ALT+Numpad 1-8TAB-Tool: Repitch-CTRL+R or SHIFT+ (Accent)TAB-Tool: Tie-CTRL+SHIFT+T orALT+Numpad /TAB-Tool: Toggle Note/Rest-ALT+RTAB-Tool: Tuplet-0 orCTRL+ALT+Numpad 0

Simple Entry Laptop SetLaptop users: To use this set, from the Simple menu, choose Simple Entry Options and then click Edit KeyboardShortcuts. In the Edit KeyboardShortcutsdialog box, from the Namedrop-downmenu, choose LaptopShortcutTable.

Accidental: Half Step Up-=Accidental: Half Step Down--Accidental: Natural-NAccidental: Show/Hide courtesy accidental-CTRL+SHIFT+-(minus)Add Interval: 2nd through octave above-F2 through F8Add Interval: Ninth above-CTRL+SHIFT+F9Add Interval: Second through ninth below-SHIFT+F2 through F9Add Interval: Ninth below-SHIFT+F9Add Pitch: A-G-SHIFT+A through GAdd Pitch: At caret pitch-CTRL+ENTERAdd/Change Items: Articulation- (accent)Add/Change Items: Articulation-Sticky-ALT+SHIFT+ (accent)Add/Change Items: Clef-ALT+CAdd/Change Items: Key Signature-ALT+KAdd/Change Items: Time Signature-ALT+TAdd/Change Items: Expression-ALT+X (or X)Change Pitch (caret or selected note): Step Down Diatonically-ALT+DOWN ARROWChange Pitch (caret or selected note): Step Up Diatonically-ALT+UP ARROWChange Pitch: Octave Down Diatonically-ALT+SHIFT+DOWNARROWChange Pitch: Octave Up Diatonically-ALT+SHIFT+UP ARROWDuration: 128th through Double Whole-ALT+0 through 8Duration: Augmentation Dot-. (period)Duration: Tuplet - Create Default-9Duration: Tuplet - Create User-Defined-ALT+9Enter Note: At Caret Pitch-ENTEREnter Note: A-G-A through GEnter Rest-ALT+ENTER(or SHIFT+ENTERor TAB)Modify: Beam - Break-/Modify: Beam - Flat-ALT+/Modify: Beam - Use Default-SHIFT+/Modify: Change Pitch Enharmonically-ALT+EModify: Delete-DeleteModify: Grace Note-ALT+GModify: Show/Hide-HModify: Stem - Flip-LModify: Stem - Use Default-SHIFT+LModify: Tie to Next Note-TModify: Tie to Previous Note-SHIFT+TModify: Flip Tie-CTRL+SHIFT+FToggle note to rest (selected note or note just entered with caret)-RNavigation: Caret/Selection - Clear-BACKSPACENavigation: Caret - Step Down-DOWN ARROWNavigation: Caret - Step Up-UP ARROWNavigation: Caret - Octave Down-SHIFT+DOWN ARROWNavigation: Caret - Octave Up-SHIFT+UP ARROWNavigation: Selection - Down-CTRL+DOWN ARROWNavigation: Selection - Up-CTRL+UP ARROWNavigation: Selection - One Entry Left-LEFTARROWNavigation: Selection - One Entry Right-RIGHTARROWNavigation: Selection: Select All-CTRL+ANavigation: Switch Tool (and clear other selections)-Double-click tool or quickly repeat tool selection keyboardshortcutSelection: Select a note within a chord without clearing previous selection (in entry)-CTRL+SHIFT-click the note or restTool: Accidental - Flat-ALT+- (minus)Tool: Accidental - Natural-ALT+NTool: Accidental - Sharp-ALT+=Tool: Augmentation Dot-SHIFT+.Tool: Eraser-ALT+BACKSPACETool: Grace Note-CTRL+GTool: 128th Note through Double Whole Note-CTRL+ALT+SHIFT0 through 8 (or with no selection, 0 through 8)Tool: Repitch-CTRL+R or SHIFT+ (accent)Tool: Toggle Note/Rest-ALT+RTool: Tie-CTRL+SHIFT+T

Smart Shape Tool

Flip a selected Slur or Bend-FFlip a selected Slur or Bend (reverse linking behavior)-CTRL+FChange a selected Slur or Bend back to Automatic-ALT+SHIFT+ FDisplay handles on all smart shapes-Click the Smart Shape toolEdit or Delete a Smart Shape-Click the handle of the Smart ShapeSelect all Smart Shapes on the page-CTRL+AChange the slurs ending or starting note-Drag or nudge an endpoint handleChange the slurs arc height-Drag or nudge a center curve handleMove from any secondary (diamond) handle to another-TABHide secondary handles-ESCMove between primary SmartShape handles-TABChange the slurs arc height and angle-SHIFT+drag a center curve handleChange the slurs arc and inset asymmetrically-Drag or nudge an inner curve handleChange the slurs arc and inset symmetrically-CTRL+drag an inner curve handleCreate an inverted bracket with the hook pointing away from the staff instead of toward the staff. It will also change the text for an 8va or 15ma below the staff or 8vb or 15mb above the staff-CTRL+double-click and dragDisplay the Smart Line Selection dialog box-CTRL-click the Custom Line ToolAdd an artificial harmonic (A.H.)-A (Hold down A, then double-click and drag)Add a bend curve-B (Hold down B, then double-click and drag)Add a dashed line-D (Hold down D, then double-click and drag)Add a trill extension-E (Hold down E, then double-click and drag)Add glissando without text-F (Hold down F, then double-click and drag)Add a glissando with text-G (Hold down G, then double-click and drag)Add a Hammer-on (H)-H (Hold down H, then double-click and drag)Add a Pull-off (P)-3 (Hold down 3, then double-click and drag)Add a release (R)-5 (Hold down R, then double-click and drag)Add a Bend (B)-4 (Hold down 4, then double-click and drag)Add a Hammer-on above slur or tie-2 (Hold down 2, then double-click and drag)Add a solid line-L (Hold down L, then double-click and drag)Add a Palm Mute (P.M.)-M (Hold down M, then double-click and drag)Add a Natural Harmonic (N.H.)-N (Hold down N, then double-click and drag)Add a slur-S (Hold down S, then double-click and drag)

Add a trill-T (Hold down T, then double-click and drag)Add a dashed slur-V (Hold down V, then double-click and drag)Add a TAB slide-X (Hold down X, then double-click and drag)Add a single-hooked dashed line-Y (Hold down Y, then double-click and drag)Add a double hooked dashed line-Z (Hold down Z, then double-click and drag)Add a 15ma or 15mb marking-1 (Hold down 1, then double-click and drag)Add a bend hat-6 (Hold down 6, then double-click and drag)Add an 8va or 8vb marking-8 (Hold down 8, then double-click and drag)Add a single hooked line-K (Hold down K, then double-click and drag)Add a double-hooked line-O (Hold down (letter) O, then double-click and drag)Add a crescendo-< (Hold down (Hold down >, then double-click and drag)Add a rit.-R (Hold down R, then double-click and drag)

Speedy Entry tool

Display the Edit Frame dialog box-CTRL-click any measure that contains musicRemove note, rest or chord-DELETEHide/show note or rest-O or HAdd or remove accidental parentheses-PJump to previous measure-[ (left square bracket) or SHIFT+left arrowJump to next measure-] (right square bracket) or SHIFT+right arrowFlip stem in opposite direction-LRestore stem direction to floating status-CTRL+LChange to/from a grace note-; (semicolon) or GChange to/from a slashed flagged grace note-` (accent) or ; (semicolon) or GVoice 1/2-' (apostrophe)Move to next layer-SHIFT+' (apostrophe)Move editing frame down a staff-SHIFT+DOWNARROWMove editing frame up a staff-SHIFT+UPARROWAdd or change note (64thdouble whole note)-18Add or change 128th note-CTRL+0 (zero)Insert 64th notewhole note-SHIFT+1 through SHIFT+7 (on keyboard only) (with MIDI, while playing note)Insert double whole note (without MIDI)-SHIFT+8 (on numeric keypad only)Insert 128th note (without MIDI)-CTRL+SHIFT+0 (zero) (in insert mode only)Add 64th restwhole rest (with MIDI)-SHIFT+1 through SHIFT+7 without pressing noteAdd rest (with or without MIDI)-CTRL+SHIFT+OPTION+1-7 (on keyboard only)Add double whole rest (with MIDI)-SHIFT+8 (on numeric keypad only)Add 128th rest (with MIDI)-CTRLSHIFT+0 (zero)Add a rest (with Hands-Free MIDI)-play any three note clusterToggle Insert mode-insert (orSHIFT+0 (zero) Num Pad only)

Constrain dragging a note (horizontal/vertical)-SHIFT+dragBegin a tuplet (dupletoctuplet)-CTRL+2 throughCTRL+8Define a tuplet-CTRL+1Raise by a half step-+ (plus) or SHIFT+SLower by a half step- (minus) or SHIFT+FRaise by a half step (and subsequent notes of this pitch in measure)-CTRL+SHIFT+ + (plus)Lower by a half step (and subsequent notes of this pitch in measure)-CTRL+SHIFT+ (minus)Flat note-FSharp note-SNatural note-NDouble-sharp-XDouble-flat-VPrevious note-LEFTARROWNext note-RIGHTARROWMove to first note or rest in measure-CTRL+LEFTARROWMove just beyond last note or rest in measure-CTRL+RIGHTARROWDown a step-DOWNARROWUp a step-UPARROWRemove note from chord-BACKSPACEor SHIFT+DELETEChange single note to rest-BACKSPACEor SHIFT+DELETE or RTie/untie to next note-= (equals) or TTie/untie to previous note-CTRL= (equals) or SHIFT+TFlip a tie-CTRL+FRestore tie direction to automatic-CTRL+SHIFT+FBreak/join beam from previous note-/ (backslash) or BRestore default beaming-SHIFT+BFlatten a beam-\ (forward slash) or MShow/hide any accidental-* (asterisk)Show/hide a courtesy accidental-ARestore courtesy accidental to Optional status-CTRL+* (asterisk)Return a rest to its default position-* (asterisk)Exit measure and redraw/re-enter measure-0 (zero)Flip a note to its enharmonic equivalent-9Flip enharmonic throughout measure-CTRL+9 (cursor on first note in measure)Add a dot-. (period)Add a note to a chord-enterChange a rest to a note-enterSpecify a pitch, high CB (without MIDI)-Q-W-E-R-T-Y-U (with Caps Lock)Specify a pitch, middle CB (without MIDI)-A-S-D-F-G-H-J (with Caps Lock)Specify a pitch, low CB (without MIDI)-Z-X-C-V-B-N-M (with Caps Lock)Raise all pitch keys an octave-, (comma) (with Caps Lock)Lower all pitch keys an octave-I (letter I) (with Caps Lock)

Restore all pitch keys to normal register-K (with Caps Lock)

Special Tools Tool

Display handles in the measure-Click the Special Tool you want to use and click on the measureSelect a handle or handles-Click, SHIFT-click or drag-enclose, orCTRL+AReset the note to its original state-Press DELETE, orBACKSPACEor SHIFT+DELETEMove selected items very slightly (nudge)-Use the arrow keysFlip a selected tie-CTRL+FRestore tie direction to automatic-CTRL+SHIFT+F

Staff Tool

Display the Staff menu and handles-Click the Staff toolSelect a staff (or staves).-Click a staff or a staff handle, drag-enclose staff handles, or select measures of the staffAdd the staff to the selection. If a staff is already selected, remove the staff from the selection.-SHIFT-click a staff or a staff handleDisplay the Staff Attributes dialog box.-Double-click a staff or a staff handle, or double-click a full or abbreviated staff name handle, orright-click the handle and select Edit Staff Attributes from the contextual menu.Add a staff without repositioning the lower staves to make room for the new staff.-Double-click in the score (in Scroll View)Insert a staff between staves, repositioning the lower staves to make room for the new staff.-SHIFT+double-click below a staff in the score (in Scroll View)Add a staff to the bottom of the score-Double-click the Staff toolDisplay the Group Attributes dialog box.-Double-click a group handle, or double-click a bracket handle, or right-CONTROL-click the group or bracket handle and select Edit Group Attributes from the contextual menu.right-click the staff handle and select Add Group and Bracket from the contextual menu.Delete the selected staves without repositioning the remaining staves.-Select the staff handle and press SHIFT+DELETE for selected staves, orright-click the handle and select Delete Staves and Reposition from the contextual menu.Delete the selected staves and reposition the remaining staves.-Press DELETE for selected staves, orright-click the handle and select Delete Staves from the contextual menu.Adjust the staffs position only in the current staff system.-Click the staff's handle once and drag in Page View. When you click once, measures in the current system are selected.Adjust the staffs position for all systems.-Double-click the staff's handle and drag in Page View. When you double-click a staff handle, all measures of the staff are selected.Select a group (or groups).-Click a group handle, or drag-enclose group handlesAdd the group to the selection. If a group is already selected, remove the group from the selection.-SHIFT-click a group handleEdit a full or abbreviated group name using the Edit Text window.-CTRL-click a group handle, orright-click the handle and select Edit Full Group Name or Edit Abbreviated Group Name from the contextual menu.Position a group name using the Position Full Group Name or Position Abbreviated Group Name dialog box.-CTRL+SHIFT-click a group handle, orright-click the handle and select Position Full Group Name or Position Abbreviated Group Name from the contextual menu.Revert the position of the group names to their default position.-PressBACKSPACEfor selected groupsRemove the selected group definitions.-Press DELETE for selected groups, orright-click the handle and select Delete Group from the contextual menu.Adjust the position of a group name.-Drag a group handleSelect a staff name (or names).-Click a staff name handle, or drag-enclose staff name handlesAdd the staff name to the selection. If a staff name is already selected, remove the staff name from the selection.-SHIFT-click a full or abbreviated staff name handleEdit a full or abbreviated staff name using the Edit Text window.-CTRL+double-click a full or abbreviated staff name handle, orright-click the handle and select Edit Full Staff Name or Edit Abbreviated Staff Name from the contextual menuPosition the selected staff name using the Position Full Staff Name or Position Abbreviated Staff Name dialog box.-CTRL+SHIFT-click a full or abbreviated staff name handle, orright-click the handle and select Position Full Staff Name or Position Abbreviated Staff Name from the contextual menu.Revert the position of the full or abbreviated staff name to its default position.-PressBACKSPACEfor a selected staff name handleAdjust the position of the selected staff name.-Drag a full or abbreviated staff name handleSelect a bracket (or brackets).-Click a bracket handle, or drag-enclose several bracket handlesAdd the bracket to the selection. If a bracket is already selected, remove the bracket from the selection.-SHIFT-click a bracket handleRemove the selected brackets.-Press DELETE for selected brackets, orright-click the handle and select Delete from the contextual menu.Revert the selected brackets to their default length.-PressBACKSPACEfor selected bracketsMake a bracket taller or shorter.-Drag a bracket handle verticallyMove a bracket closer to or away from bracketed staves.-Drag a bracket handle horizontallySelect a clef for the staff.-Right-click the staff handle and select Select Clef from the contextual menu.Remove Staff Styles from selected region.-Click the Staff Style bar and press DELETE. Or, Select the measures, right click and choose Clear Staff Styles From (and then the desired score/part Option).

Text Tool

Left Justify text in a text block-CTRL+ [ (left square bracket)Right Justify text in a text block-CTRL+ ] (right square bracket)Center Justify text in a text block-CTRL+ ' (apostrophe)Full Justify text in a text block-CTRL+ ; (semicolon)Forced Full Justify text in a text block-CTRL+SHIFT+ ; (semicolon)Bold-CTRL+SHIFT+ BItalic-CTRL+SHIFT+ IUnderline-CTRL+SHIFT+ UIncrease Point Size by one-CTRL+SHIFT+ . (period)Decrease Point Size by one-CTRL+SHIFT+ , (comma)Page Number Text Insert-CTRL+SHIFT+ PSharp sign Text Insert-CTRL+SHIFT+ SFlat sign Text Insert-CTRL+SHIFT+ FNatural sign Text Insert-CTRL+SHIFT+ NDisplay Character Settings dialog box-CTRL+TDisplay Line Spacing dialog box-CTRL+SHIFT+LAlign Text block to the Left-CTRL+SHIFT+ [ (left square bracket)Center Text block Horizontally-CTRL+SHIFT+ ' (apostrophe)Align Text block to the Right-CTRL+SHIFT+ ] (right square bracket)Align Text block to the Top-CTRL+ - (minus)Center Text block Vertically-CTRL+SHIFT+ = (equals)Align Text block to the Bottom-CTRL+SHIFT - (minus)Display the Standard Frame dialog box-CTRL+ MDisplay the Custom Frame dialog box-CTRL+SHIFT+ MDisplay the Frame Attributes dialog box-CTRL+SHIFT+ T or SHIFT+double-click a text block handle, orright-click the handle and select Edit Frame Attributes from the contextual menu.Display the Text menu-Click the Text toolDisplay handles on text blocks-Click the Text toolSelect a text block or text blocks-Click a text block handle or drag-enclose text block handles, SHIFT-click a text block handleCreate an unbounded frame that expands as you enter text-Double-click in the scoreCreate a bounded, fixed-size frame for text-Double-click and drag in the scoreEdit the text block-Double-click a text block handle, orright-click the handle and select Edit Text from the contextual menu.Delete the selected text blocks-Press DELETE for one or more selected text blocks, orright-click the handle and select Delete from the contextual menu.Adjust the text blocks position in the score-Drag a selected text block handle

Tuplet Tool

Display positioning handles-Click the first note of a tupletPosition tuplet-Drag a positioning handleDelete tuplet-Press DELETE for selected tuplet, orright-click the handle and select Delete from the contextual menu.Display the Tuplet Definition dialog box-Double-click a positioning handle or the first note in a group that you want to define as tuplets, orright-click the handle and select Edit Tuplet Definition from the contextual menu.Display the Default Tuplet Visual Definition dialog box-CTRL+Double-click the Tuplet tool, or right-click the Tuplet tool and select Edit Tuplet Definition from the context menu

Zoom Tool

Zoom in-Click the score or pressCTRL+ +Zoom out-CTRL-click the score or pressCTRL+ -(minus)Temporary switch to Zoom Tool: zoom in-S-clicktheright-buttonTemporary switch to Zoom Tool: zoom out-CTRL+S-clicktheright-buttonFill the screen with the selected area-Drag-enclose an area

Playback

Begin/stop playing-ALT+D-P or ALT+D-OBegin playing (Playback Controls closed) from the measure clicked-SPACEBAR-click in staffBegin playing from the clicked measure in the clicked staff only-SHIFT+SPACEBAR-click in staffBegin playing from measure one in all staves-SPACEBAR-click to the left of a staff systemBegin playing from measure 1 for the clicked staff-SPACEBAR-SHIFT-click to the left of staffScrub onscreen music - all staves-CTRL+spacebar (and drag across music)Scrub onscreen music - clicked staff only-CTRL+SHIFT+SPACEBAR (and drag across music)

Shape Designer

Send to Back-CTRLBSend to Front-CTRLFGroup-CTRLGUngroup-CTRLU