On the top you see common Windows interface items -- menu bar and toolbar.
Left side of the window is occupied by the soundtrack panel. It displays a waveform of the current soundtrack, and on top of it labels that correspond to the synchronized words. More information on using it can be found in Using the soundtrack panel section.
Right side of the window contains the shortcut bar. It contains shortcuts to most frequently used commands. Shortcut bar changes with context -- if you do not need it any more you may close (to display it again use Shortcut bar command from View menu). To leave the shortcut bar visible, but to disable animations, select Preferences from File menu and uncheck Animate shortcut bar option.
The main area of the screen is taken by the lyrics editor. It consists of two parts -- preview window on the top (you may close is with Preview toolbar button ) and lyrics area below.
Preview window displays the preview of the current part of the lyrics -- this is how the lyrics will look on the TV screen. If your computer is slow, rendering preview make take a long time and your work will be uncomfortable. To avoid this either hide the preview window or disable automatic updates (clicking Update button will render the preview at the current cursor position). Video preview button open Preview window which is a real-time video preview.
NOTE: Preview window and Video Preview do not show images nor backgrounds.
Lyrics area allows to edit the lyrics text, insert events, and adjust synchronization of the words.