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Jun 02

Case CATalyst: Tapemarks- Defining Them & Scanning For Them

I Love Steno Logo (Cropped)Stenography machines are equipped with buttons that allow you to make electronic marks on your steno notes. These tapemarks are used by stenographers to make special notations in their notes. For example, a stenographer might want to be reminded of a place in their steno notes that they want to review later, and they may insert this reminder via a tapemark.

Tapemarks display in your steno notes as an open parenthesis after the final Z location. Tapemarks usually appear in your transcript as a slash and an open parenthesis. However, you can change the way a tapemark appears in your transcript by defining it as something else in your dictionary.

To define a tapemark, in the dictionary you want to define it in, insert the following entry: In the Steno Field type an open parenthesis, and in the Text Field type the text you want to display in the transcript when you make an electronic mark.

How to Scan for Tapemarks: In Manage Notes, press F8 (Edit/Scan for Tapemarks). You can also Scan backward in the note file by pressing Shift + F8 (Edit/Scan Backward for Tapemarks).

Tapemarks are also called hotspots or stenomarks.

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