Shortcuts Corner - October 2014
Would you like to be able to categorize your shortcuts or brief forms for a particular transcript, case history, or deposition? Sometimes you realize the need for a whole new dictionary of shortcuts for the next depo content. Also, you may have the need for brief forms representing all the same judges' names and titles for your court sessions. What if you could make separate macro entries for a particular topic, geographic location, repetitive phrases stated by your judge or prosecuting attorney or the never changing jury charges? It would seem that your keystroking world could suffer a bit less intensity if macros could be segmentalized by repetitive text on a daily basis.
mvax = motor vehicle accident
resbh = respondent behavior
aawadw = aggravated assault with a deadly weapon
batf = Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
Court Sessions Dist 16
asa2 = ASSISTANT STATE ATTORNEY 2:
atfg = ATTORNEY FOR THE GUARDIAN:
a291 = Section 29(1)(a)
If you had the ability to click between macro listings to activate the file of shortcuts that match the content you are transcribing, your keyboard life could be simplified. Being able to share entries, i.e. copy/paste, from one dictionary to another allows minimal keystroking and rebuilding. What does your macro expander allow you to do? In the software world it's all about preference settings and customization features. Type smarter, not harder.
Happy typing with your macros until our next Shortcuts Corner!
Betsy Ertel, CEO SpeedType™ firstname.lastname@example.org