Thanks Stefan,
I saw your note on irc. I was able to open buzztard-edit.xml using LibreOffice. The program makes much more sense now. I am playing with patterns using simsyn.
I have buzztard-user 0.5.0 running on a knoppix live cd.

On Monday, 8 October 2012, Stefan Sauer <ensonic@hora-obscura.de> wrote:
> Hi Travis,
>
> On 10/08/2012 06:30 AM, Travis McKinney wrote:
>> Hello, I just installed buzztard in knoppix. I am interesting in
>> making some music but I don't know how to use the program.
>> Is there a handbook or turorial that will tell me what all the
>> commands are?
>> I pressed random buttons until I figured out that shift+click will
>> link machines together, that's as far as I've gotten.
>> Cheers,
>> Travis, M
> Press F1 or <Menu>/Help/Help to get to the documentation. It also
> contains 3 mini tutorials. Please also look at the status bar. This has
> some context sensitive help on each tab.
>
> Stefan
>
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