#1
I dont get how to use guitar pro are there any guides to what the symbols and effects are?
#2
the help section could be of some help

but really, just treat it like a normal tab to start. you hit the numbers to put that fret on your tab, and the arrow keys move you up, down, left and right. + and - change the note duration. that should get you started, and most of the other things can be done with drop down menus or some have hotkeys. the menus are better as you start, and then you will get used to the hotkeys.
#3
not that i know of. and the help section sucks. just mess around with it till you get it. you'lll learn all the short cuts and ins an' outs. i did. all it takes is time with the thing, so...hope you have some time to invest. lol.
#4
^the help section is fine....
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