Articulation Keypad in Sibelius 4

Anyone have any percussion friendly custom layouts for the articulation keypad in Sibelius? Or does anyone have any suggestions for a more user friendly set-up? Any help or hints on changing the layout would be appreciated. I'm trying to make the switch from Finale to Sibelius and would like to know what works best for other folks.
Thanks!

PS- does anyone really need 3 types of fermattas?
Cool.  Thanks Jim!
In Preferences, there an item called ";Menus and Shortcuts.";

It's a little finicky to get used to, but it works.
I was wondering the same thing as Eric. ^^
I sort of gave up on the necessity of using roof-top accents frequently. I was probably over-using them anyways.

Can you customize the keypad as it is? Did I miss this somewhere?

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Yeah, it's kind of the same way for me. I haven't customized the keypads, but my fingers are on auto-pilot on getting stuff there. Takes a little time to get used to if you're used to a different way, but it comes. The customized shortcuts I like to use most often are in changing staff types (like Mar sus cym, to 5-line pitched, back to mar. sus cym, same with vibes). Those can come in handy if you set them up to be on hand all the time when you're doing lots of staff type changing.

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Hey Jim - refresh my memory: where/how do you create those short-cuts and can that sort of thing be imported into other files?


Same as Bryan and Jim.

The function keys on PC'S (F8, F9, etc.) make switching
the key pad screens not a difficult process.
It's all muscle memory, really.  The more
you use your function keys and the number
pad, the more, as Jim writes, you'll go on
auto-pilot. 

By the way, I switched to both a MAC laptop
and Sibelius from Finale and my PC and
found it to be a somewhat smooth
transition.  Given my technology challenges,
you should do just fine.

Take care!
Neal
Yeah, it's kind of the same way for me. I haven't customized the keypads, but my fingers are on auto-pilot on getting stuff there. Takes a little time to get used to if you're used to a different way, but it comes. The customized shortcuts I like to use most often are in changing staff types (like Mar sus cym, to 5-line pitched, back to mar. sus cym, same with vibes). Those can come in handy if you set them up to be on hand all the time when you're doing lots of staff type changing.
I might not have any use for 3 types of fermatas or triple dotted notes or 128th notes, but I just learned to use them the way they were. You'll find that as you use Sibelius more frequently you'll think less and less about how to get to what in the keypad and it'll almost be second nature. 
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