This is a multi-part question so I can save Forum members space and time.
I am sure I will need the manual fequently after finishing the video tutorials. I am concerned because the manual and the tutorials appear to differ on many commands. also, because searching in the manual often seems to bring up topics and techniques unrelated to the search. Very seldom do simple actionable answers appear. Below are some differences between video tutorials and the online manual which I have come across. I suspect there are reasonable explanations for all of them but I would welcome any comments. If possible, please identify which question you are answering
The Manual does not appear to discuss certain techniques which appear in the video tutorial “Selections and Navigating”.
Especially extending selection (video: shift+arrow, ctr+shift+arrow, manual: ctrl+shift a ???
Perhaps I have missed it? How would you use the manual to search for extending selection?
I am confused about selecting in input mode. I see in the manual that “left arrow” deletes in “step input mode” Is that the same as “note input” ON ? If so, in my experience left arrow does not delete, however backspace appears to delete in both input mode and insert mode. Any comments would be appreciated.
Also may I confirm that “Insert Bar(s)” is available in the “Bars and Barlines” panel but “Delete bars” is only available via popover? Seems odd.
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Video tutorial says alt+left moves note by grid value
Key commands page say all of these move left: alt+num+left, alt+control+left, alt+Left. I don’t see any difference?
Can someone explain these multiple commands that all do the same thng? And what specifically does “num” refer to???
Multiple key commands appear on the Key Commands page for the same result
2 for lower pitch by 8ve
2 for lower pitch by step
2 for lower pitch by chromatic step