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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.

Civil law

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



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™ 




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