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  • the green button takes you back to the default situation
  • the tutorial is meant to get you up and running as quick as possible
  • visual help will get you fast to the necessary help topic
  • layout templates are designed to take care for layout tasks
  • MusiCAD has lots of features to help you make your own arrangements
  • pictures can be used in headers and sections
  • That you can 'pin' often used edit menu's using the pin button.
  • MusiCAD files consist of plain text and can be edited as such.
  • You may use MusiCAD in safe mode, not risking accidental changes.
  • You can save your work in a number of ways (MIDI, ABC, MC).
  • MusiCAD without license does not impose any time or size limits and lets you even save and print your work (although a license will remove the inconveniences you will encounter...)
  • you can use MusiCAD without license as long as you accept some inconveniences that were built in on purpose...
  • <alt-backspace> or <ctrl-z> will undo the last change
  • you can hide chord symbols and/or text without removing them by setting their text-size to 0
  • <n> will recalculate the score and rewrite the screen
  • <insert> will add notes to the current stick
  • you can rearrange the button-bar to your own taste (and screen-width)
  • <F12> will take you to the edit-area and back.
  • <F3> is the shortcut for the score-menu where you can use the mouse to drag parts to their position.
  • the tool-button in the score-menu allows for useful part-wise modifications
  • <F5>, <F6>, <F7> and <F8> are most useful when entering notes (see tutorial in help)
  • most likely the use of arrow-keys and <enter> will be the the fastest way to enter music.
  • <TAB> will take you to the next staff during edit (<shift-TAB> one staff backward)
  • that the mixer is the easiest way to balance the parts volumes (and stereo panning) - during play as well.
  • <PLUS> and <MINUS> will alter the tempo during play.
  • the use of cue-markers enables you to play from the corresponding marker by just pressing the letter.
  • you can add your own templates for layout
  • these texts reside in TIPS_EN.TXT and can be altered (we are very much interested in your tips)