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Document Conventions

Information in all Wwise user documentation is displayed using the following conventions:

Visual Identifiers

The following icons help to identify certain types of information:

[Note] Note

Notes are used to provide important additional information.

[Tip] Tip

Tips are useful bits of information, workarounds, and shortcuts that you may find helpful in a particular situation.

[Caution] Caution

Cautions are used when you can lose or damage information, such as deleting data or not being able to easily undo an action. Cautions always appear before you are about to do such a task.

Keyboard and Mouse Conventions

Wwise takes advantage of the left, center, and right mouse buttons. Unless otherwise stated, use the left mouse button. The following table shows the terms relating to the mouse and keyboard.

This term

Means this with a mouse


Quickly press and release the left mouse button. Always use the left mouse button unless otherwise stated.


Quickly press and release the right mouse button.


Click the left mouse button twice rapidly.

Shift+click, Ctrl+click, Alt+click

Hold down the Shift, Ctrl, or Alt key as you click a mouse button.


Hold down the left mouse button while you move the mouse. This is equivalent to drag and drop.

Alt+key, Ctrl+key, Shift+key

Hold down the first key while you press the second key. For example, “Press Ctrl+Z” means to hold down the Ctrl key while you press the Z key.