From MusiCAD

The 'thing' (object) the cursor is pointing at can be shifted in all directions where necessary/possible with key combinations or toolbar buttons

<alt-Pijltje naar rechts> Move cursor object 1 horizontal unit to the right. This type of shift is primarily intended to move text and similar objects from their default position. The (text) object must remain within the same size, to prevent the object from ending up next to the paper after a line break. Applied to notes, this gives the effect of assigning more white to the front of a note.
<alt-Pijltje naar links> Move cursor object 1 note width unit to the left. You can only move notes to the left if they were previously moved manually to the right; you can't move notes closer together.
up <alt-Pijltje omhoog> Move cursor object up 1 note height unit.

Increase stem length when cursor is on note. (e.g. to make the beam of a note cluster horizontal)

down <alt-Pijltje omlaag> Move cursor object down 1 note height unit.

Decrease stem length when cursor is on note.

move-left <ctrl-alt-Pijltje naar links> Move cursor object 1 place in the melody to the left. This causes the cursor object to swap places with the object to the left of it. A chord symbol can be moved in this way in the melody, and will be placed at the previous note, for example, so that the automatic parts also change. repeatedly <alt-Pijltje naar links>

sometimes looks the same but can have a different (unintended) side effect!

move-right <ctrl-alt-Pijltje naar rechts> Move cursor object 1 place in the melody to the right.
move-up <+> Move object up / raise note by a semitone
move-down <-> Move object down / decrease note by a semitone

The effect of such a shift can affect other objects; if you shift a note to the right, simultaneous notes in a score will shift with it. Any text that was aligned to the note is also shifted.

On the main screen the shift-buttons are linked to layout templates

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