The official manual is still work in progress. In the meantime you can have a look at the tutorial page.
If you don't care for manuals or want to figure it out yourself, the following information should help you get started
Keys and Commands for immediate success
Any command and shortcut except the following can be accessed and reviewed via the menu system.
- Cursor Keys - Move Cursor up/down and left/right
- Home - Move to track beginning
- End - Move to track end
- Page Up/Down - Move Track up or down.
Any movement can be combined with the "Shift" key to create a selection. Use the "Ctrl" key to extend the range of navigation or selection (jump a measure or an octave etc.)
Notes and Pitches
- 1...9 to insert note durations on the cursor position
- Shift+Number - Insert rests
Toolbar and Track Properties
Use the toolbar below the main menu to control playback, add common clefs and signatures and to add/delete tracks.
Use the Track Properties ([Ctrl]+[E]) to choose instrument names, other information and your instrument sounds (and other MIDI settings)
The Numpad Palette
Every full sized computer keyboard has a number pad (usually on the right side). In the bottom right of Laborejo you can see 10 buttons arranged in a similar layout. If you press a key on your numpad it will activate the function displayed on the icon. e.g. insert a "Forte" dynamic.
Press the numpads [+] or [-] key to switch through different palettes or choose one from the palettes menu. Common ones have their own shortcuts (e.g. [Alt]+[D] for the Dynamics palette)
Meta Data (Title, Composer Name…)
Use the menu File > Metadata to specify various score information that will be printed out.