an eclipse learning webinar
All About Dictionaries
by Keith Vincent
A finely honed, well-maintained dictionary is essential to obtaining the best results from your CAT software, yet many users admit they're bewildered when they try to use the robust features built into the Eclipse dictionary system. They don't know how to efficiently search out the dead wood that lurks in nearly every dictionary—long-abandoned briefs, redundant and unnecessary items, and, of course, erroneous entries—and they don't know how to create new entries that take full advantage of the powerful Eclipse translator. In this webinar, Keith Vincent will share a wealth of dictionary tips and tricks gained from over 15 years of experience as an Eclipse user and instructor.
Here are just a few of the topics he'll cover during this two-hour presentation:
- Sorting. View your entries by date created, modified, or last used, by number of strokes or words, and by the number of times each entry has been used in your translations.
- The Find dictionary entries dialog. This incredibly useful and easy-to-use dialog contains dozens of pre-built searches for both steno and text, so you can easily find conflicts, speakers, punctuation, phrases, multi-stroke briefs, numbers, and many more.
- Dictionary views. Open multiple windows showing the same dictionary and use them to compare views and make more efficient corrections.
- Composite entries. You can use these to counteract stacking and shadowing.
- Slop Strokes. Learn about Slop Stroke dictionary entries and the new Slop Stroke Table.
- Number-related entries. What numbers do you need? What is the best way to define number-related entries?
- Speakers. Make sure your speakers are correctly defined and take full advantage of Eclipse's speaker handling capabilities.
- Punctuation, Alphabets, and Quotes. These three groups bedevil many reporters. Not any longer. Keith will demystify all of them.
- Comments within dictionary entries. You can add comments to any dictionary definition and you can sort your comments so you can quickly find noted entries.
- Customizing the Dictionary Display. It's so easy and so few reporters know how to do it!
- Gateways from text window to dictionary window. Move effortlessly among your documents and your dictionaries.
- Dictionary interaction with Auto-Brief Dictionary. The absolutely amazing Auto-Brief™ feature actually works with a dictionary in the background. Keith will show you how to take full advantage.
- Statistics, Printouts, and Import/Export. As you work with your dictionaries, you'll probably come upon a need to see statistics, print out all or portions of a dictionary, and to import or export entries or whole dictionaries. Keith will show you the way.