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Great! Where was the accent keystroke listed? Sorry I missed it.


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The grave-accent key selects the last staff item selected, even you have
a
system item selected. This isn't quite the same as tabbing off a system
item
onto the next staff item but you can use it to go back to the last staff
item that you were on without having to go back to the top and work
through
the score again.

There are three situations in which this keystroke comes in useful.

1. You press escape to clear a selection. You'll need to do this if you
want
to play a MIDI keyboard without over-writing the score. Once you've
finished
"doodling" you can press grave-accent to reselect the item you were on
before you pressed escape.

2. You select a staff item and then add a system item, such as a key
signature or tempo mark. After you've added the item it will be
selected.
Pressing grave-accent will take you back to the staff item that you had
selected before adding the system item.

3. You are arrowing through the score and hear that a system item is at
or
near the current item. You then use the system items dialog (Alt+F2) to
select that item. Pressing grave-accent will then take you back to the
staff
item which you had selected before opening the system items dialog.

Regarding the tab key, I made a conscious decision not to override it,
since
it is a fundamental keystroke provided by Sibelius itself and it's a
keystroke that you may need to use to get out of trouble if the scripts
lock
up. The grave-accent key is there as a way of working around situations
in
which the tab key throws you back to the start.

I have been considering a keystroke which will take you to the next
staff
item after a system item, on whichever staff was last being edited but
I'll
need to give some thought as to how it ties in with the rest of the
interface.

I've already added some new keystrokes which select the next or previous
system item, meaning that you won't have to use the system items dialog,
but
I'm fast running out of keystrokes. This means that I really have to
think
carefully now as to whether a feature is worth the loss of another
keystroke.

Hope this helps, and keep the suggestions coming.

Dan Rugman
 
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