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Keyboard Guide


The following are the quick key lists for use in NoteWorthy Composer. When the words Up, Down, Left, or Right are used in the key chart, they refer to the four arrow keys on the keyboard.

The following quick keys are generally available when editing a score:

Enter Adds a note at the insertion point
Space Adds a rest at the insertion point
Ctrl+Enter Adds a chord member at the insertion point
Alt+Enter Opens a property dialog for the currently selected item(s)
Tab Adds a standard bar line at the insertion point
* Adds a standard bar line at the insertion point
1 Selects a whole note for the running note duration
2 Selects a half note for the running note duration
3 Selects a quarter note for the running note duration
4 Selects a eighth note for the running note duration
5 Selects a sixteenth note for the running note duration
6 Selects a thirty-second note for the running note duration
7 Toggles the natural sign for note entry
8 Toggles the flat sign for note entry
9 Toggles the sharp sign for note entry
> Toggles the accent note attribute
; Toggles the outbound slur note attribute
Comma (,) Toggles the staccato note attribute
Underscore (_) Toggles the tenuto note attribute
Slash (/) Toggles the note tie outward status for note entry
.(period) Cycles the dotted note status for note entry. Will also cycle the double dot if it appears next to the dot in a tool bar.
Shift+Up Toggles the upward note stem attribute
Shift+Down Toggles the downward note stem attribute
B,b Adds a styled standard bar line at the insertion point
C,c Adds a bass or treble clef
D,d Adds dynamics such as ppp or mf
E,e Adds tempo variances, such as fermata and accel.
F,f Adds flow direction symbols such as To Coda
G,g Adds a time signature designation
I,i Adds a change of instrument
K,k Adds a key signature
L,l Adds a generic MIDI controller
M,m Opens a mute list for the current score
P,p Adds a performance style, such as Legato
R,r Review the score in a list format
S,s Adds special endings
T,t Adds tempo designations
U,u Adds sustain pedal symbols
X,x Adds a text expression of your choice
Y,y Adds dynamic variance, such as crescendo
Alt+Backspace Performs an Undo operation
Ctrl+F Find items on the staff
F3 Find the next item on the staff
Ctrl+V Pastes the contents of the clipboard
Ctrl+A Create a new staff
Ctrl+D Remove the current staff
Ctrl+G Moves the insertion point to a measure that you specify
Ctrl+N Create a new score
Ctrl+O Opens an existing score file
Ctrl+S Saves the currently active score
Ctrl+Y Performs a Redo of a previous Undo operation
Ctrl+Z Performs an Undo operation
F9 Redraws (refresh) the active score
Ctrl+F9 Redraws (refresh) the active staff
0 Clears the note accidental, tied, and dotted status parameters
+ Shifts the running note duration to next smaller duration
- Shifts the running note duration to next larger duration
Home Moves the insertion point to the beginning of the active staff
Ctrl+Home Changes the active staff to the first staff in the system
End Moves the insertion point to the end of the active staff
Ctrl+End Changes the active staff to the last staff in the system
Ctrl+Right Arrow Moves the insertion point forward to the next measure
Ctrl+Left Arrow Moves the insertion point backward to the nearest bar line
Shift+L/R Arrow Selects notation as the insertion point moves
Page Up Shifts the active staff upward
Page Down Shifts the active staff downward
Alt+Plus Zoom in
Alt+Minus Zoom out
Alt+Equal Zoom
F1 Shows this help file
F4 Records MIDI input while the current score is played
Shift+F5 Plays just the active staff (featured play of the current staff)
F5 Plays the active score
F6 Stops play/shuts off stuck notes
Ctrl+F4 Closes the active window
Ctrl+F6 Switches to the previous score window

The following keys are available when notation has been selected:

~ (tilde) Brings up a context menu
Alt+Enter Opens a property dialog for the currently selected item(s)
Ctrl+X Cuts the selection and places it in the clipboard
Ctrl C Copies the selection into the clipboard
Ctrl+Del Clears the selection
Ctrl+E Allows a single, selected item to be edited
Ctrl+B Beams the selected notes
Ctrl+T Converts the selected notes into triplets
Backspace Removes the currently selected notes
Shift+Ctrl+Down Shifts the selection downward on the staff
Shift+Ctrl+Up Shifts the selection upward on the staff

These commands do specific things when notation is not currently selected:

~ (tilde) Brings up a context menu
Ctrl+L Opens the lyric editor dialog for the active staff
Delete Deletes the notation item to the right of the insertion point
Backspace Deletes the notation item to the left of the insertion point
Ctrl+Backspace Deletes the chord member just behind the insertion point
Ctrl+Up Moves the insertion point up by an octave
Ctrl+Down Moves the insertion point down by an octave
Shift+Ctrl+Down Shifts the running note duration to next smaller duration
Shift+Ctrl+Up Shifts the running note duration to next larger duration
F2 Open the Staff Properties dialog

These keys are available when you are inside a property dialog box (where tabs are present):

Ctrl+Page Down Advances to the next tab
Ctrl+Page Up Advances to the previous tab
Alt+Home Jumps to the first tab
Ctrl+Tab Advances to the next tab
Ctrl+Shift+Tab Advances to the previous tab

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