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Keyboard shortcuts and special mouse clicks


For a list of predefined shortcut keys for markings created with various tools, see Metatools.

General
Command

Keyboard Shortcut or Mouse Click

OK all open dialog boxes

COMMAND+return, or COMMAND-click the OK button

Cancel all open dialog boxes

COMMAND+ESC, or COMMAND-click the Cancel button

Show Master Tool Palette dialog box

COMMAND+OPTION+CTRL-click on an open document

"Add Again" Metatool (adds the


previously added marking)

Press - (hyphen) and click the score

Apply a Metatool

Press a number (0-8) or letter and click the score

Program a Metatool

Press SHIFT+number (0-8) or SHIFT+letter

Program a keyboard equivalent for a


tool

OPTION+CONTROL+F through OPTION+CONTROL+'


(apostrophe)the center row of keys

Switch to a tool youve programmed

CONTROL+F through CONTROL+' (apostrophe)

Select Yes or No in dialog boxes

Type COMMAND+ESC for No and RETURN for Yes

Move up a full screen (page view)

PAGE UP

Move down a full screen (page view)

PAGE DOWN

Move to previous page (page view)

COMMAND+PAGE UP

Move to next page (page view)

COMMAND+PAGE DOWN

Advance one increment up vertically

OPTION+PAGE UP

Advance on increment down


vertically

OPTION+PAGE DOWN

Move left one screen (page view)

HOME

Move right one screen (page view)

END

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Move to beginning (page view)

COMMAND+HOME

Move to end (page view)

COMMAND+END

Move to the top/left of the leftmost


viewable page

SHIFT+HOME

Move to the bottom/right of the


rightmost viewable page

SHIFT+END

Advance one increment right


horizontally (page view)

OPTION+HOME

Advance one increment left


horizontally (page view)

OPTION+END

Move forward screenful of measures


(scroll view)

COMMAND+PAGE DOWN

Move backward screenful of


measures (scroll view)

COMMAND+PAGE UP

Move to beginning of score (scroll


view)

HOME

Move to end of score (scroll view)

END

Change layers

COMMAND+OPTION+layer number

Unlink in all parts

COMMAND+OPTION+SHIFT+U

Relink in all parts/relink to score

COMMAND+OPTION+SHIFT+L

Playback
Command

Keyboard Shortcut or Mouse Click

Begin/stop playing

SPACEBAR

Begin playing (Playback Controls closed) from the


measure clicked

SPACEBAR-click in staff

Begin playing from the clicked measure in the clicked


staff only

SHIFT+SPACEBAR-click in staff

Begin playing from measure one in all staves

SPACEBAR-click to the left of a staff system

Begin playing from measure 1 for the clicked staff

SPACEBAR-SHIFT-click to the left of staff

Scrub onscreen music - all staves

OPTION+SPACEBAR (and drag across

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music)
Scrub onscreen music - clicked staff only

OPTION+SHIFT+SPACEBAR (and drag


across music)

File menu
Command
Launch Window

Keyboard Shortcut or Mouse Click


COMMAND+SHIFT+N

New (default new action) COMMAND+N


Open

COMMAND+O

Close

COMMAND+W

Close All

OPTION+COMMAND+W

Save

COMMAND+S

Save As

COMMAND+SHIFT+S

Save All

OPTION+COMMAND+S

Print

COMMAND+P

Quit

COMMAND+Q

Edit menu
Command

Keyboard Shortcut or Mouse Click

Undo

COMMAND+Z

Redo

COMMAND+SHIFT+Z

Undo/Redo List

COMMAND+Y

Cut

COMMAND+X

Cut to Clip File

Press COMMAND+OPTION+X

Copy (to the


Clipboard)

COMMAND+C

Insert

COMMAND+I

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Copy to Clip File

Press COMMAND+OPTION+C

Insert From Clip File

Press OPTION when choosing Insert or press OPTION+COMMAND+I

Insert and Filter

COMMAND+SHIFT+I

Insert and Filter


from Clip File

SHIFT+OPTION+COMMAND+I

Paste

COMMAND+V

Paste Multiple (from CONTROL+COMMAND+V


the clipboard)
Paste (paste from a
Clip file)

Press COMMAND+OPTION+V

Paste and Filter

COMMAND+SHIFT+V. The Edit Filter dialog box appears where you can
choose which items you would like to paste.

Use Filter

COMMAND+OPTION+F

Edit Filter

COMMAND+OPTION+SHIFT+F

Paste and Filter from COMMAND+OPTION+SHIFT+V. The Edit Filter dialog box appears where
Clip Files
you can choose which items you would like to paste.
Delete Measure
Stack

Delete (with a stack selected)

Select All

COMMAND+A

Update Layout and


unlock systems

COMMAND+SHIFT+U

Clear All Items

CLEAR (Laptops Fn-6)

Set SmartFind
Source Region

COMMAND+F

Deselect SmartFind
Source Region

COMMAND+F

Apply SmartFind and COMMAND+SHIFT+F


Paint

Utilities menu
Command

Keyboard Shortcut or Mouse Click

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Update Layout

COMMAND+U

Transpose

COMMAND+6 through 9

Program a
Transposition

SHIFT+COMMAND+6 through 9

Lock Systems

COMMAND+L (Or, with the Selection tool selected, press L to lock Systems).

Unlock Systems

COMMAND+SHIFT+U (Or, with the Selection tool selected, press U to unlock


Systems).

Apply Note Spacing

COMMAND+4 (Or, with the Selection tool selected, press 4)

Apply Beat Spacing

COMMAND + 5 (Or, with the Selection tool selected, press 5)

Fit Measures

COMMAND+SHIFT+M

Implode Music

1 (With Selection tool selected)

Explode Music

2 (With Selection tool selected)

Check Elapsed Time

3 (With Selection tool selected)

View menu
Command

Keyboard Shortcut or Mouse Click

Page View

COMMAND+E (see also Page View)

Scroll View

COMMAND+E

Studio View

COMMAND+SHIFT+E

Redraw Screen

COMMAND+D

Zoom In

COMMAND+= (equal sign) or hold down COMMAND+SHIFT and click

Zoom Out

COMMAND+- (minus) or hold down COMMAND+OPTION-SHIFT and


click

Custom Zoom 2

COMMAND+2

Custom Zoom 1

COMMAND+1

Custom Zoom 3

COMMAND+3

View At X %

COMMAND+0

Fit Width

COMMAND+OPTION+]

Fit in Window

COMMAND+OPTION+[

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Add Bookmark

COMMAND+B

Program (define) a Staff


Set

OPTION+1 through OPTION+8 (in Scroll View or Studio View)

Show All Staves

CONTROL+zero

Show Staff Set 18

CONTROL+1 through CONTROL+8

Show/Hide Rulers

COMMAND+R

Change layers

OPTION+COMMAND+layer number (1-4)

Document menu
Command

Keyboard Shortcut or Mouse Click

Display the Document Options dialog box COMMAND+OPTION+A

Window menu
Command

Keyboard Shortcut or Mouse Click

Show/Hide Score Manager

COMMAND+K

Show/Hide Main Tool Palette

COMMAND+T

Switch between open windows COMMAND+` (grave accent)


Open/Close Mixer

COMMAND+OPTION+M

Selection tool
Command

Keyboard Shortcut or Mouse Click

Switch to Selection
tool

ESC or COMMAND+SHIFT+A

Select an item

Click on the item

Select the appropriate

With item selected, double-click or press RETURN

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tool to edit item


Select 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

COMMAND + SHIFT+M (Page View only)

Lock currently
selected systems

COMMAND+L (or, L with the Selection tool selected)

Unlock currently
selected systems

COMMAND+SHIFT+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 constrain to full measures, hold down SHIFT while dragenclosing.

Extend a partial
measure selection to
include only full
measures.

Double-click the selected region.

Extend a selection of
measures vertically

Press SHIFT+UP ARROW to extend selection up or


SHIFT+DOWN ARROW to extend selection down.
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.
Hold down SHIFT and press Page Up to select all staves to the top
staff of the system.
Hold down SHIFT and press Page Down to select all staves to the
bottom staff of the system.

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.
Press SHIFT+OPTION and 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.

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Hold down SHIFT and press the END key to select all measures to
the end of the score.
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
selection

Move 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
(See Edit Filter dialog box). The target region can include a portion of the
source region.
Or, OPTION-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 the COMMAND key and drag the region so a red (or green)
Insertion Cursor appears at the beginning of another region. Which
elements to be inserted are selected in the Edit menu before you drag (See
Edit 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 (See Edit Filter dialog box). The target region can
include a portion of the source region.
OPTION+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 press COMMAND+C to copy. Highlight the
target and press CONTROL+COMMAND+V. ENTER the number of copies
in the Paste Multiple dialog box and click OK.

Select all (measure


stack in all measures)

COMMAND+A

Clear selected music

Select a region of music and press CLEAR

Delete selected
measures

Select a measure

Move selected
measures to the
previous or next staff

UP ARROW or DOWN ARROW

stack (double-click) and press DELETE

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system
Cancel an operation

Press COMMAND+period (.)

Implode 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, press
COMMAND+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, press
COMMAND+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. (COMMAND+6
through 9 without the Selection tool selected.)

Program
Transpositions

COMMAND+SHIFT+6 through 9

Select or deselect the


SmartFind Source
Region

COMMAND+F

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Display the Apply


SmartFind and Paint
dialog box

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COMMAND+SHIFT+F

Staff tool
Command

Keyboard Shortcut or Mouse Click

Display the Staff menu and


handles

Click the Staff tool

Select a staff (or staves).

Click a staff or a staff handle, drag-enclose staff handles, or select


measures of the staff

Add the staff to the


SHIFT-click a staff or a staff handle
selection. If a staff is already
selected, remove the staff
from the selection.
Display the Staff Attributes
dialog box.

Double-click a staff or a staff handle, or double-click a full or


abbreviated staff name handle, or right/CONTROL-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 tool

Display 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/CONTROL-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, or
right/CONTROL-click the handle and select Delete Staves from the
contextual menu.

Delete the selected staves


and reposition the

Press DELETE for selected staves, or right/CONTROL-click the handle


and select Delete Staves and Reposition from the contextual menu.

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remaining staves.
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.

Adjust the staff's position


without affecting other
staves

While pressing OPTION, drag a staff handle. All other staves remain in
their original position.

Select a group (or groups).

Click a group handle, or drag-enclose group handles

Add the group to the


selection. If a group is
already selected, remove
the group from the
selection.

SHIFT-click a group handle

Edit a full or abbreviated


group name using the Edit
Text window.

OPTION+double-click a group handle, or right/CONTROL-click the


handle and select Edit Full Group Name or Edit Abbreviated Group
Name from the contextual menu.

Position a group name using OPTION+SHIFT-click a group handle, or right/CONTROL-click the


the Position Full Group
handle and select Position Full Group Name or Position Abbreviated
Name or Position
Group Name from the contextual menu.
Abbreviated Group Name
dialog box.
Revert the position of the
Press CLEAR for selected groups
group names to their default
position.
Remove the selected group
definitions.

Press DELETE for selected groups, or right/CONTROL-click the handle


and select Delete Group from the contextual menu.

Adjust the position of a


group name.

Drag a group handle

Select a staff name (or


names).

Click a staff name handle, or drag-enclose staff name handles

Add 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 handle

Edit a full or abbreviated


staff name using the Edit

OPTION+double-click a full or abbreviated staff name handle, or


right/CONTROL-click the handle and select Edit Full Staff Name or Edit

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Text window.

Abbreviated Staff Name from the contextual menu

Position the selected staff


name using the Position Full
Staff Name or Position
Abbreviated Staff Name
dialog box.

OPTION+SHIFT-click a full or abbreviated staff name handle, or


right/CONTROL-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.

Press CLEAR for a selected staff name handle

Adjust the position of the


selected staff name.

Drag a full or abbreviated staff name handle

Select a bracket (or


brackets).

Click a bracket handle, or drag-enclose several bracket handles

Add the bracket to the


selection. If a bracket is
already selected, remove
the bracket from the
selection.

SHIFT-click a bracket handle

Remove the selected


brackets.

Press DELETE for selected brackets, or right/CONTROL-click the


handle and select Delete from the contextual menu.

Revert the selected brackets Press CLEAR for selected brackets


to their default length.
Make a bracket taller or
shorter.

Drag a bracket handle vertically

Move a bracket closer to or Drag a bracket handle horizontally


away from bracketed staves.
Select a clef for the staff.

CONTROL-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).

Clef tool
Command
Display the Change Clef dialog

Keyboard Shortcut or Mouse Click


Double-click in a measure

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box
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


Double-click an unselected measure or a fully selected measure.
measure to the next clef change
Adjust the mid-measure clef
position

Drag the handle of the mid-measure clef

Delete a mid-measure clef

Select the handle and press DELETE, or right/CONTROL-click the


handle and select Delete from the contextual menu.

Change a mid-measure clef to


another clef

OPTION-click the clef's handle, or right/CONTROL-click the handle


and select Edit Clef Definition.

Measure tool
Command
Display the Add Measures
dialog box

Keyboard Shortcut or Mouse Click


OPTION-click the Measure tool

Add single blank measure to Double-click the Measure tool


the score
Display the Measure
Attributes dialog box

Double-click the top barline handle or measure, or right/CONTROLclick 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 left

Display a beat chart

Click the second barline (or middle if there are three) handle, or
right/CONTROL-click the handle and select Edit Beat Chart from the
contextual menu.

Display a split-point bar

Click the third (bottom) barline handle, or right/CONTROL-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 chart

Move a beat and all


subsequent beats
horizontally in all staves

SHIFT+drag one of the lower handles in the beat chart

Add another pair of beat

Double-click between two upper handles of a beat chart

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positioning handles
Display the Beat Chart
Element dialog box

Double-click an upper handle in the beat chart

Delete a beat chart pair


from the beat chart

Click on an upper handle to select it and press DELETE

Change a barline

CONTROL-click the handle and select Barline, 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 tool

Display the Measure


Number dialog box

SHIFT+double-click on the Measure tool.

Reset measure number


positioning

Press CLEAR, or right/CONTROL-click the handle and select Restore


Defaults from the contextual menu.

Hide a measure number

Click the measure number's handle and press DELETE.

Move a measure number

Drag the measure numbers handle

Display the Enclosure


Designer dialog box

Double-click a measure numbers handle, or right/CONTROL-click the


handle and select Edit Enclosure from the contextual menu.

Force a measure number to


appear

OPTION-click a measure without a measure number

Force measure numbers on


a measure in all staves of a
staff system

OPTION+SHIFT-click on a measure

Remove a multimeasure rest CONTROL-click the handle and select Multimeasure Rest > Break
from the contextual menu.

Simple Entry tool


Command

Keyboard Shortcut or Mouse Click

Accidental: Double Flat

SHIFT+ - (minus)

Accidental: Double Sharp

SHIFT+ =

Accidental: Flat

Accidental: Sharp

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Accidental: Half Step Up

Numpad +

Accidental: Half Step Down

Numpad -

Accidental: Natural

Accidental: Show/Hide courtesy


accidental

COMMAND+SHIFT+ - (hyphen)

Add Interval: Unison through octave


above

1 through 8 (number row only)

Add Interval: Ninth above

COMMAND+SHIFT 9 (number row only)

Add Interval: Second through ninth below SHIFT+2 through 9 (number row only)
Add Pitch: A-G

SHIFT+A through G

Add Pitch: At caret pitch (no selection)

COMMAND+ENTER

Add/Change Items: Articulation (trigger


articulation entry)

OPTION+A or Numpad * (and then the articulation


Metatool or press the keystroke again to choose
articulation)

Add/Change Items: Articulation-Sticky

COMMAND+OPTION+SHIFT+A or
COMMAND+Numpad *

Add/Change Items: Clef (trigger clef


entry)

OPTION+C

Add/Change Items: Key Signature (trigger OPTION+K


key signature entry)
Add/Change Items: Time Signature
(trigger time signature entry)

OPTION+T

Add/Change Items: Expression (trigger


expression entry)

X or OPTION+X

Change Pitch (caret or selected note):


Step Down Diatonically

DOWN ARROW

Change Pitch (caret or selected note):


Step Up Diatonically

UP ARROW

Change Pitch: Octave Down Diatonically

SHIFT+DOWN ARROW

Change Pitch: Octave Up Diatonically

SHIFT+UP ARROW

Change Duration: 64th through Double


Whole

OPTION+Numpad 1-8 or OPTION+1-8

Change Duration: 128th note

OPTION+SHIFT+` or OPTION+0

Change Duration: Augmentation Dot

. (Decimal point in Numpad) or . (Period)

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Change Duration: Create Tuplet

9 or Numpad 9

Change Duration: Create User-Defined


Tuplet

OPTION+Numpad 9 or OPTION+9 (or SHIFT-click in a


measure with the Simple Tuplet tool chosen)

Enter Note: At Caret Pitch

ENTER or RETURN (with Simple Entry caret active)

Enter Note: A-G

A-G

Enter Rest

Numpad 0, 0, OPTION+ENTER, SHIFT+ENTER or TAB

Modify: Beam - Break/Join

Modify: Beam - Flat

OPTION+/

Modify: Change Pitch Enharmonically

\ or OPTION+E

Modify: Delete

Delete or SHIFT+CLEAR

Modify: Grace Note

OPTION+G

Modify: Show/Hide

Modify: Stem - Flip

Modify: Stem - Use Default

SHIFT+L

Modify: Tie to Next Note

T or Numpad /

Modify: Tie to Previous Note

SHIFT+T or COMMAND+Numpad /

Modify: Move note just entered with


caret up diatonically

OPTION+UP ARROW

Modify: Move note just entered with


caret down diatonically

OPTION+DOWN ARROW

Toggle note to rest (selected note or note


just entered with caret)

Combine rest with or split rest from rests


on the same beat in other layers

Navigation: Caret/Selection - Clear

CLEAR

Navigation: Caret - Step Down

DOWN ARROW

Navigation: Caret - Step Up

UP ARROW

Navigation: Caret - Octave Down

SHIFT+DOWN ARROW

Navigation: Caret - Octave Up

SHIFT+UP ARROW

Navigation: Selection - Down

COMMAND+DOWN ARROW

Navigation: Selection - Up

COMMAND+UP ARROW

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Navigation: Selection - One Entry Left

LEFT ARROW

Navigation: Selection - One Entry Right

RIGHT ARROW

Navigation: Selection - One Measure Left

COMMAND+LEFT ARROW

Navigation: Selection - One Measure


Right

COMMAND+RIGHT ARROW

Navigation: Selection - Select All

COMMAND+A

Navigation: Switch Tool (and clear other


selections)

Double-click tool or quickly repeat tool selection


keyboard shortcut

Selection: Select a note within a chord


without clearing previous selection (in
entry)

OPTION+SHIFT-click the note or rest

Tool: Accidental - Flat

OPTION+ - (Minus)

Tool: Accidental - Natural

OPTION+ N

Tool: Accidental - Sharp

OPTION+ =

Tool: Augmentation Dot

COMMAND+ Numpad . (decimal point) or SHIFT+.


(Period)

Tool: Eraser

OPTION+CLEAR or OPTION+DELETE

Tool: Grace Note

COMMAND+G

Tool: 64th Note through Double Whole


Note

Numpad 1-8 (or COMMAND+OPTION+SHIFT 1-8)

Tool: 128th Note

COMMAND+OPTION+SHIFT 0

Tool: 64th Rest through Double Whole


Rest

COMMAND+Numpad 1-8

Tool: Repitch

SHIFT+` or SHIFT+R

Tool: Toggle Note/Rest

OPTION+R

Tool: Tuplet

COMMAND+9 or COMMAND+Numpad 9

Tool: Tie

OPTION+Numpad / or COMMAND+SHIFT+T

TAB-Add Note on String: At Caret Pitch

COMMAND+ENTER

TAB-Add Note at Caret String

ENTER

TAB-Change Pitch: Increment Fret


Number

= or Numpad +

TAB-Change Pitch: Decrement Fret


Number

- or Numpad -

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TAB-Change String: Down One

OPTION+DOWN ARROW

TAB-Change String: Up One

OPTION+UP ARROW

TAB-Change to Fret Number: 0-9

OPTION+SHIFT 0-9 or OPTION+Numpad 0-9 (type two


numbers quickly for two digit numbers)

TAB-Duration: 64th through Double


Whole

SHIFT 1-8

TAB-Duration: 128th Note

OPTION+SHIFT (Accent)

TAB-Duration: Augmentation Dot

. (period) or Numpad . (decimal point)

TAB-Duration:Tuplet - Create Default

OPTION+0 or COMMAND+OPTION 9 or
COMMAND+OPTION+Numpad 9

TAB-Duration:Tuplet - Create User


Defined

SHIFT+0

TAB-Enter Note on Fret 0-9 or A-K

Numpad 0-9 or A-K

TAB-Enter Note on Fret 10-19 or L-U

COMMAND+numpad 0-9 or L-Q

TAB-Enter Rest

TAB or SHIFT+ENTER or OPTION+ENTER

TAB-Modify: Delete

DELETE or SHIFT+CLEAR

TAB-Modify: Grace Note

OPTION+G

TAB-Modify:Show/Hide

OPTION+H

TAB-Modify: Tie to Next Note

T or Numpad /

TAB-Modify: Tie to Previous Note

SHIFT+T or COMMAND+Numpad /

TAB-Modify: Toggle Note/Rest

R or SHIFT+SPACEBAR

TAB-Navigation: Caret/Selection - Clear

CLEAR

TAB-Navigation: String Up

UP ARROW

TAB-Navigation: String Down

DOWN ARROW

TAB-Tool: Augmentation Dot

COMMAND+Numpad . (decimal) or SHIFT+. (period)

TAB-Tool: Eraser

OPTION+CLEAR or OPTION+DELETE

TAB-Tool: Grace Note

COMMAND+G

TAB-Tool: Note - 64th through Double


Whole

COMMAND+OPTION+SHIFT 1-8 or
COMMAND+OPTION+Numpad 1-8

TAB-Tool: Repitch

SHIFT+R or SHIFT+ (Accent)

TAB-Tool: Tie

COMMAND+SHIFT+T or OPTION+Numpad /

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TAB-Tool: Toggle Note/Rest

OPTION+R

TAB-Tool: Tuplet

0 or COMMAND+OPTION+Numpad 0

Simple Entry Laptop Set


Laptop users: To use this set, choose Simple > Simple Entry Options and click Edit
Keyboard Shortcuts. In the Edit Keyboard Shortcuts dialog box, from the Name
popup menu, choose Laptop Shortcut Table.

Command

Keyboard Shortcut or Mouse Click

Accidental: Half Step Up

Accidental: Half Step Down

Accidental: Natural

Accidental: Show/Hide courtesy accidental

COMMAND+SHIFT+-(minus)

Add Interval: 2nd through octave above

F2 through F8

Add Interval: Ninth above

COMMAND+SHIFT+F9

Add Interval: Second through ninth below

SHIFT+F2 through F9

Add Pitch: A-G

SHIFT+A through G

Add Pitch: At caret pitch

COMMAND+ENTER

Add/Change Items: Articulation

(accent) or OPTION+A

Add/Change Items: Articulation-Sticky

COMMAND+SHIFT+ (accent)

Add/Change Items: Clef

OPTION+C

Add/Change Items: Key Signature

OPTION+K

Add/Change Items: Time Signature

OPTION+T

Add/Change Items: Expression

OPTION+X (or X)

Change Pitch (caret or selected note): Step Down


Diatonically

DOWN ARROW

Change Pitch (caret or selected note): Step Up


Diatonically

UP ARROW

Change Pitch: Octave Down Diatonically

SHIFT+DOWN ARROW

Change Pitch: Octave Up Diatonically

SHIFT+UP ARROW

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Duration: 128th through Double Whole

OPTION+0 through 8

Duration: Augmentation Dot

. (period)

Duration: Tuplet - Create Default

Duration: Tuplet - Create User-Defined

OPTION+9

Enter Note: At Caret Pitch

RETURN

Enter Note: A-G

A through G

Enter Rest

OPTION+RETURN (or SHIFT+RETURN or


TAB)

Modify: Beam - Break

Modify: Beam - Flat

OPTION+/

Modify: Change Pitch Enharmonically

Modify: Delete

Delete

Modify: Grace Note

OPTION+G

Modify: Show/Hide

Modify: Stem - Flip

Modify: Stem - Use Default

SHIFT+L

Modify: Tie to Next Note

Modify: Tie to Previous Note

SHIFT+T

Modify: Flip Tie

COMMAND+F

Modify: Auto Tie

COMMAND+SHIFT+F

Toggle note to rest (selected note or note just entered


with caret)

Navigation: Caret/Selection - Clear

SHIFT+DELETE

Navigation: Caret - Step Down

DOWN ARROW

Navigation: Caret - Step Up

UP ARROW

Navigation: Caret - Octave Down

SHIFT+DOWN ARROW

Navigation: Caret - Octave Up

SHIFT+UP ARROW

Navigation: Selection - Down

COMMAND+DOWN ARROW

Navigation: Selection - Up

COMMAND+UP ARROW

Navigation: Selection - One Entry Left

LEFT ARROW

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Navigation: Selection - One Entry Right

RIGHT ARROW

Navigation: Selection: Select All

COMMAND+A

Navigation: Switch Tool (and clear other selections)

Double-click tool or quickly repeat tool


selection keyboard shortcut

Selection: Select a note within a chord without clearing OPTION+SHIFT-click the note or rest
previous selection (in entry)
Tool: Accidental - Flat

OPTION+- (minus)

Tool: Accidental - Natural

OPTION+N

Tool: Accidental - Sharp

OPTION+=

Tool: Augmentation Dot

SHIFT+.

Tool: Eraser

OPTION+DELETE

Tool: Grace Note

COMMAND+G

Tool: 128th Note through Double Whole Note

0 through 8

Tool: Repitch

SHIFT+ (accent)

Tool: Toggle Note/Rest

OPTION+R

Tool: Tie

COMMAND+SHIFT+T

Speedy Entry tool

Command

Keyboard Shortcut or
Mouse Click

Navigation: previous note

LEFT ARROW

Navigation: next note

RIGHT ARROW

Navigation: move to first note or rest in measure

OPTION+LEFT
ARROW

Navigation: move just beyond last note or rest in measure

OPTION+RIGHT
ARROW

Navigation: jump to previous measure

[ or SHIFT+LEFT
ARROW

Navigation: jump to next measure

] or SHIFT+RIGHT
ARROW

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Navigation: move editing frame down a staff

RETURN

Navigation: move editing frame up a staff

SHIFT+RETURN

Navigation: voice 1/2

'

Navigation: move to next/previous layer

SHIFT+UP/DOWN
ARROW

Navigation: crossbar down a step

DOWN ARROW

Navigation: crossbar up a step

UP ARROW

Navigation: exit measure and redraw/re-enter measure

Toggle insert mode

SHIFT+I

Entry with MIDI: enter note

Hold note and press 18, OPTION+0

Entry with MIDI: enter rest

1-8, OPTION+0

Entry with MIDI: change note/rest duration

1-8, OPTION+0

Entry with MIDI (insert mode): insert note

Hold note and press 18, OPTION+0

Entry with MIDI (insert mode): insert rest

1-8, OPTION+0

Entry without MIDI: enter note

Position crossbar and


press 1-8, OPTION+0

Entry without MIDI: enter rest

CONTROL+
OPTION+SHIFT+1-7
(number row only)

Entry without MIDI: change note/rest duration

1-8, OPTION+0

Entry without MIDI (insert mode): insert note

Position crossbar and


press 1-8, OPTION+0

Entry without MIDI (insert mode): insert rest

CONTROL+
OPTION+SHIFT+1-7
(number row only)

Step-time entry with MIDI (caps lock): enter note

1-8 and play note

Step-time entry with MIDI (caps lock): enter rest

1-8 and play any


cluster of three
consecutive half-steps

Step-time entry without MIDI (caps lock): specify pitch, high C-B

Q-W-E-R-T-Y-U

Step-time entry without MIDI (caps lock): specify pitch, middle C-B

A-S-D-F-G-H-J

Step-time entry without MIDI (caps lock): specify pitch, low C-B

Z-X-C-V-B-N-M

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Step-time entry without MIDI (caps lock): raise all pitch keys an octave

Step-time entry without MIDI (caps lock): reset all pitch keys octave

Step-time entry without MIDI (caps lock): lower all pitch keys an octave

Step-time entry without MIDI (caps lock): enter note

1-8, OPTION+0

Step-time entry without MIDI (caps lock): enter rest

CONTROL+
OPTION+SHIFT+1-7
(number row only)

Edit: add augmentation dot

Edit: begin a tuplet (dupletoctuplet)

OPTION+2 through
OPTION+8

Edit: define a tuplet

OPTION+1

Edit: change to/from a grace note

; or G

Edit: change to/from a slashed flagged grace note (Note: this requires that
`
Always Slash Flagged Grace Notes is deselected in the Document Options Grace Notes dialog box)
Edit: add a note to a chord at crossbar

ENTER (FN+RETURN)

Edit: change a rest to a note

ENTER

Edit: remove note from chord

CLEAR or
SHIFT+DELETE

Edit: change single note to rest

CLEAR or
SHIFT+DELETE

Edit: change entry to rest

Edit: remove note, rest or chord

DELETE

Edit: hide/show note or rest

O or H

Edit: double-sharp

Edit: sharp note

Edit: natural note

Edit: flat note

Edit: double-flat

Edit: raise by a half step

+ or SHIFT+S

Edit: lower by a half step

or SHIFT+F

Edit: raise by a half step (and subsequent notes of this pitch in measure)

OPTION+SHIFT+ +

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Edit: lower by a half step (and subsequent notes of this pitch in measure)

OPTION+SHIFT+

Edit: show/hide any accidental

Edit: show/hide a courtesy accidental

SHIFT+A

Edit: restore courtesy accidental to optional status

OPTION+*

Edit: change single note's pitch enharmonically

Edit: change pitch enharmonically throughout measure

OPTION+9 (cursor on
first note in measure)

Edit: add or remove accidental parentheses

Edit: flip stem in opposite direction

Edit: restore stem direction to floating status

OPTION+L

Edit: break/join beam from previous note

/ or B

Edit: restore default beaming

SHIFT+B

Edit: flatten a beam

\ or SHIFT+M

Edit: tie/untie to next note

= or T

Edit: tie/untie to previous note

OPTION+= or
SHIFT+T

Edit: flip a tie

COMMAND+F

Edit: restore tie direction to automatic

COMMAND+SHIFT+F

Edit: constrain dragging a note/rest (horizontal/vertical)

SHIFT+drag

Edit: return a rest to its default position

Edit: combine rest with or split rest from rests on the same beat in other
layers

Display the Edit Frame dialog box (when Speedy Entry cursor is not active)

OPTION-click any
measure that contains
music

HyperScribe tool
Command
Indicate where to begin transcription

Keyboard Shortcut or Mouse Click


Click a measure

End HyperScribe in the middle of a measure OPTION-click anywhere on the score


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Tuplet tool
Command

Keyboard Shortcut or Mouse Click

Display positioning
handles

Click the first note of a tuplet

Position tuplet

Drag a positioning handle

Delete tuplet

Press DELETE for selected tuplet, or right/CONTROL-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, or right/CONTROL-click the handle and select Edit Tuplet
Definition from the contextual menu.

Display the
COMMAND+double-click the Tuplet tool
Document Options Tuplets dialog box
Reset all manual
CLEAR
bracket and number
adjustments

Smart Shape tool

Command

Keyboard Shortcut
or Mouse Click

Flip a selected Slur or Bend

Flip a selected Slur or Bend (reverse linking behavior)

COMMAND+F

Change a selected Slur or Bend back to Automatic

OPTION+SHIFT+F

Display handles on all Smart Shapes

Click the Smart


Shape tool

Edit or Delete a Smart Shape

Click the handle of


the Smart Shape

Select all Smart Shapes on the page

COMMAND+A

Change the slurs ending or starting note

Drag or nudge an

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endpoint handle
Change the slurs arc height

Drag or nudge a
center curve handle

Move from any secondary (diamond) handle to another

TAB

Hide secondary handles

ESC

Move between primary Smart Shape handles

TAB

Change the slurs arc height and angle

SHIFT+drag a center
curve handle

Change the slurs arc and inset asymmetrically

Drag or nudge an
inner curve handle

Change the slurs arc and inset symmetrically

OPTION+drag an
inner curve handle

Create 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

OPTION+doubleclick and drag

Display the Smart Line Selection dialog box

OPTION-click the
Custom Line Tool

Add 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 pick harmonic (H)

H (Hold down H,
then double-click

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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

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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 <, then


double-click and
drag)

Add a pedal down/pedal up marking

P (Hold down P, then


double-click and
drag)

Add a custom line (as defined)

C (Hold down C,
then double-click
and drag)

Add a decrescendo

> (Hold down >, then


double-click and
drag)

Add a rit.

R (Hold down R,
then double-click
and drag)

Reset all manual adjustments

CLEAR

Articulation tool
Command

Keyboard Shortcut or Mouse Click

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Display the
Click on, above, or below a note or rest that doesnt have an articulation
Articulation
attached, or click on a note whose articulation handles are visible, OR dragSelection/Apply
enclose a group of notes without articulations.
Articulation dialog box
Select an articulation

Click, or SHIFT-click the handle.

Delete an articulation

Select the handle and press DELETE, or right/CONTROL-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, right/CONTROL-click the handle and


select Edit Articulation Definition from the contextual menu, or dragenclose a group of notes with articulations and press RETURN

Highlight the note to


which the articulation
is assigned

OPTION-click and hold a handle of an articulation.

Remove manual
adjustments

CLEAR

Expression tool
Command

Keyboard Shortcut or Mouse Click

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 press


COMMAND+A to select all available handles.

Move selected expression and


attachment point

Drag the selected handles

Move the expression without


changing the attachment point

OPTION+drag the selected handles

Add selected expression to


adjacent staff (Non-Score List
expressions only)

Select an expression handle and press OPTION+UP ARROW or


OPTION+DOWN ARROW to add the expression to the staff above
or below (respectively).

Add selected expression to all


Select an expression handle and press OPTION+HOME or
staves above/below (Non-Score OPTION+END to add the expression to all staves above or below
List expressions only)
(respectively).
Add selected expression to all
staves (Non-Score List

Select an expression handle and press COMMAND+RETURN to


add the expression to all staves.

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expressions only)
Add selected expression to
specific staves (Non-Score List
expressions only)

Select an expression handle and press


COMMAND+OPTION+RETURN to add the expression to all
staves.

Delete selected expressions

Press DELETE, or right/CONTROL-click the handle and select


Delete from the contextual menu.

Resize a shape expression

Double-click an expression handle, or right/CONTROL-click the


handle and select Edit Score Shape Expression Graphically from the
contextual menu.

Display the Expression Designer Double-click an expression handle (text expression), or


dialog box
right/CONTROL-click the handle and select Edit Expression
Definition from the contextual menu.
Display the Shape Expression
Designer dialog box

OPTION+double-click an expression handle (shape expression), or


right/CONTROL-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.

To quickly change one


expression to another using
Metatool shortcuts

Highlight the Expression handle and double-press the Metatool key


corresponding to the expression you want to switch to

Remove manual adjustments

CLEAR

Repeat tool
Command

Keyboard Shortcut or Mouse Click

Display the Repeat menu

Click the Repeat tool

Display the Repeat


Selection dialog box

Double-click a selected measure

Delete a text repeat, repeat Click on the handle and press DELETE, or right/CONTROL-click the
barline
handle and select Delete from the contextual menu.
Move a text repeat

Select the handle and drag.

Change the size of a repeat


barline bracket

Drag the repeat bracket handle up or down, left or right

Display the Repeat

Double-click a text repeat handle, or right/CONTROL-click the handle

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Designer dialog box

and select Edit Repeat Definition from the contextual menu.

Display the Backward


Repeat Bar Assignment
dialog box

Double-click a repeat barline handle, or right/CONTROL-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, or right/CONTROL-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, or right/CONTROL-click the


handle and select Edit Repeat Assignment from the contextual menu.

Reset bracket /ending text


position

CLEAR

Chord tool
Command
Display
positioning
triangles

Keyboard Shortcut or Mouse Click


Click the staff (but not on a note or rest)

Display the
Double-click a note with no chord symbol attached (With Manual Input selected in
Chord Definition the Chord menu), or double-click a chord symbol handle, or right/CONTROL-click
dialog box
the handle and select Edit Chord Definition from the contextual menu.
Delete a chord
symbol

Select the handle and press DELETE, or right/CONTROL-click the handle and
select Delete from the contextual menu

Input chord
symbols using
MIDI keyboard

With Allow MIDI Input checked, click a note and play chord on the MIDI keyboard

Analyze chord in With One- or Two-Staff Analysis selected in the Chord menu, click on a note in the
one or two
chord.
staves
Select a Suffix
(type into score
mode)

Type root followed by :0

Remove manual
adjustments
(symbol or
fretboard)

CLEAR

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Lyrics tool
Command

Keyboard Shortcut or Mouse Click

Display the Lyrics


Window

COMMAND+L

Click Assign lyrics one


syllable at a time

Click within the staff lines at the position of the note

Click Assign lyrics all at


once

OPTION-click within the staff lines at the position of the first note

Display a Word Extension Select Lyrics menu > Edit Word Extension or click on the Edit Word
handle
Extension button ( ) in Lyrics Window
Move Syllables

Select Lyrics menu > Adjust Syllables or click the Adjust Syllables button (
) in the Lyrics Window. Click and drag handle

Move to the previous or


next verse, chorus or
section.

UP ARROW or DOWN ARROW using Type into Score

Left Justify syllable

COMMAND+ [ (left square bracket) (with Adjust Syllables Selected)

Right Justify syllable

COMMAND+ ] (right square bracket) (with Adjust Syllables Selected)

Center Justify syllable

COMMAND+ ' (apostrophe) (with Adjust Syllables Selected)

Align syllable block to the COMMAND+SHIFT+ [ (left square bracket)


Left
Center syllable block
Horizontally

COMMAND+SHIFT+ ' (apostrophe)

Align syllable block to the COMMAND+SHIFT+ ] (right square bracket)


Right
Disable "floating" syllable Click the Adjust Syllables button (

) in the Lyrics Window, then

right/CONTROL-click a syllable handle and choose Align Default and


Justify Default.
Clear manual positioning
(Adjust Syllables)

CLEAR

Text tool
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Command
Left Justify text in a text
block

Keyboard Shortcut or Mouse Click


COMMAND+ [ (left square bracket)

Right Justify text in a text COMMAND+ ] (right square bracket)


block
Center Justify text in a
text block

COMMAND+ ' (apostrophe)

Forced Full Justify text in


a text block

COMMAND+SHIFT+ ; (semicolon)

Bold

COMMAND+SHIFT+B

Underline

COMMAND+SHIFT+U

Increase Point Size by


one

COMMAND+SHIFT+ . (period)

Decrease Point Size by


one

COMMAND+SHIFT+ , (comma)

Display Line Spacing


dialog box

COMMAND+SHIFT+L

Align Text block to the


Left

COMMAND+SHIFT+ [ (left square bracket)

Center Text block


Horizontally

COMMAND+SHIFT+ ' (apostrophe)

Align Text block to the


Right

COMMAND+SHIFT+ ] (right square bracket)

Center Text block


Vertically

COMMAND+SHIFT+ = (equals)

Align Text block to the


Bottom

COMMAND+SHIFT - (minus)

Display the Custom


Frame dialog box

COMMAND+SHIFT+M

Display the Frame


Attributes dialog box

COMMAND+SHIFT+ T or SHIFT+double-click a text block handle, or


right/CONTROL-click the handle and select Edit Frame Attributes from
the contextual menu.

Display the Text menu

Click the Text tool

Display handles on text


blocks

Click the Text tool

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Select a text block or text


blocks

Click a text block handle or drag-enclose text block handles, SHIFT-click a


text block handle

Create an unbounded
frame that expands as
you enter text

Double-click in the score

Create a bounded, fixedsize frame for text

Double-click and drag in the score

Edit the text block

Double-click a text block handle, or right/CONTROL-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, or right/CONTROLclick the handle and select Delete from the contextual menu.

Adjust the text blocks


position in the score

Drag a selected text block handle

Resize tool
Command

Keyboard Shortcut or Mouse Click

Reduce or enlarge a
notehead

Click on the notehead or right/CONTROL-click and select Resize


Notehead from the contextual menu.

Reduce or enlarge an
entire note or beam
group

Click on the note stem or right/CONTROL-click and select Resize Note or


Rest from the contextual menu.

Reduce or enlarge a staff

In Page View, click on the staff or right/CONTROL-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 or


right/CONTROL-click and select Resize System from the contextual
menu.

Reduce or enlarge a page, In Page View, click the upper-left corner of the page or right/CONTROLor a range of pages
click and select Resize Page from the contextual menu.

Page Layout tool


Command

Keyboard Shortcut or Mouse Click

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Display Page and System margins

Click the Page Layout tool

Resize page, margins or system

Drag a handle in Page View

Move a system

Drag the system in Page View

Move a system without moving other


systems

Hold down OPTION and drag the center of a staff


system

Select handles

Drag-enclose to select handles

Select all system handles

COMMAND+A

Reset staff system positioning

CLEAR

Hand Grabber tool


Command

Keyboard Shortcut or Mouse Click

Temporarily switch to Hand Grabber Tool COMMAND+OPTION (and drag in the score)

Zoom tool
Command

Keyboard Shortcut or Mouse Click

Zoom in

Click the score or press COMMAND+ +


(plus)

Zoom out

OPTION-click the score or press


COMMAND+ - (minus)

Temporary switch to Zoom Tool: zoom in

COMMAND+SHIFT-click

Temporary switch to Zoom Tool: zoom out

COMMAND+OPTION+SHIFT-click

Fill the screen with the selected area

Drag-enclose an area

Temporary switch to Zoom Tool: fill the screen with the COMMAND+SHIFT+drag-enclose an area
selected area

Special Tools
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Command

Keyboard Shortcut or Mouse Click

Display handles in the measure

Click the Special Tool you want to use and click on the
measure

Select a handle or handles

Click, SHIFT-click or drag-enclose, or COMMAND+A

Reset the note to its original state

Press DELETE, or CLEAR or SHIFT+DELETE

Move selected items very slightly


(nudge)

Use the arrow keys

Remove manual adjustments

CLEAR

Note Mover tool


Command

Keyboard Shortcut or Mouse Click

Display a handle on every


notehead in the measure

Click a measure

Select a handle or handles

Click, SHIFT-click, drag-enclose or SHIFT+drag-enclose the handles

Delete selected notes (still in


their original measure)

Press DELETE, or right/CONTROL-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 place

Copy 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)

Graphics tool
Command

Keyboard Shortcut or Mouse Click

Align Left

COMMAND+SHIFT+ [ (left square bracket)

Center Horizontally

COMMAND+SHIFT+ ' (apostrophe)

Align Right

COMMAND+SHIFT+ ] (right square bracket)

Center Vertically

COMMAND+SHIFT+ = (equals)

Align Bottom

COMMAND+SHIFT+ - (minus)

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Place a graphic in the Shape Designer

Click in the Shape Designer display area, the Open


dialog box appears

Select a graphic or graphics

Click a graphic or drag-enclose graphics, SHIFT-click a


graphic

Display the Graphic Attributes dialog box

Double-click a graphic

Place a graphic in the score

Double-click in the score, the Open dialog box appears

Select 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 graphics

Adjust the graphics position in the score

Drag a selected graphic

Resize the graphic horizontally or vertically

Drag a graphics bounding handle

Resize the graphic proportionally

SHIFT-click and drag a corner editing handle

Ossia tool
Command

Keyboard Shortcut or Mouse Click

Display handles Click the Ossia tool in Page View


on every ossia
measure
Display a
handle on a
measureassigned ossia
measure

Click the Ossia tool in Scroll View and click the measure to which the Ossia measure
is attached

Display 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, or right/CONTROLclick the handle and select Edit Ossia Definition from the contextual menu.

Select an ossia
measure

Click the ossia measures handle

Move a
selected ossia
measure

Drag the handle

Delete a

Press DELETE, or right/CONTROL-click the handle and select Delete from the

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contextual menu.

Display the
SHIFT+double-click a page-assigned floating measures handle, or right/CONTROLPage
click the handle and select Edit Ossia Assignment from the contextual menu (in Page
Assignment for View).
Ossia Measure
dialog box
Display the
SHIFT+double-click a measure-assigned floating measures handle, or
Measure
right/CONTROL-click the handle and select Edit Ossia Assignment from the
Assignment for contextual menu.
Ossia Measure
dialog box

Mirror tool
Command

Keyboard Shortcut or Mouse Click

Display Mirror and Placeholder icons

Click the Mirror tool

Display the Placeholder dialog box

Highlight a measure with notes or with a Placeholder icon

Display the Tilting Mirror dialog box

Double-click an empty measure or a measure with a Mirror


icon

Display the Mirror Attributes dialog


box

SHIFT+double-click a measure with a Mirror icon

Shape Designer
Command
Send to Back

Keyboard Shortcut or Mouse Click


COMMAND+B

Send to Front COMMAND+F


Group

COMMAND+G

Ungroup

COMMAND+U

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