Category Archive: Information

Nov 03

The Dictaphone vs. The Stenographer

In Napoleon Hill’s, “The Law of Success,” he recounts a tale of a salesman attempting to sell him a Dictaphone machine while simultaneously demonstrating that a stenographer is a better option. While the stenographer in Mr. Hill’s story is a shorthand writer, I think the story is apropos to machine writers as well. The story …

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Sep 25

Case CATalyst: Pausing And Resuming Audio

To pause audio recording via your steno machine when writing realtime, write the following steno strokes: /PAUS/PAUS. This is defined as {Pause Audio}. Resumption of recording audio does not automatically begin when you start writing on your machine if you have paused the recording by writing /PAUS/PAUS. If you have paused audio recording via writing …

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Jul 27

The Rules Of Deliberate Practice

According to the book, “Grit,” written by, Angela Duckworth, there are four requirements for deliberate practice. They are as follows: 1) A clearly defined stretch goal. 2) Full concentration and effort. 3) Immediate and informative feedback. 4) Repetition with reflection and refinement.

Jul 26

Case CATalyst: How To Search For Acronyms, Social Security Numbers, Phone Numbers, And More In A Transcript

Jan 18

Case CATalyst: What Are Work Units?

Work units are a function of Case CATalyst that is usually used in network situations when reporters provide daily copy, or take turns using the same computer. Work units are consecutively numbered files that are created as a separate copy while a reporter writes realtime. Meanwhile, the original realtime file remains as one cohesive file. …

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Jun 02

Case CATalyst: Tapemarks- Defining Them & Scanning For Them

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 …

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Jun 01

CART Classroom Demontration

May 24

10 Awesome Windows Tips & Tricks

May 05

Case CATalyst: Auto Log On

You can use Case CAT without having to click on a user to get to your files. If you are the only person who uses your Case CATalyst system, this may be your preference. To eliminate this click, you would turn on your Auto Logo On function. To do so, do the following steps: 1) …

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Apr 27

Case CATalyst: Changing Your User Icon

Case CAT Default User Icons

Yes, you can change your mundane Case CATalyst user icon from the default one that is shown below. Case CAT offers a handful of options for user icons. You can also import your own via browse. However, if you are importing your own icon, beware that the size of the graphic shouldn’t be too large. …

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