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Harnessing the Power of Eclipse Macros, Part 1

Editing Macros - Rocket Fuel For Transcript Production

Date:            Tue, Mar 22nd, 2016 8:30:00 pm Eastern Time
Presenter:   Michael Starkman
Price:            $49
CEUs:            .2
Recording:   Yes, 10 days after live event occurs
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Macros are finally getting some overdue and well-deserved recognition. Long misunderstood and suspected of being too complicated, Eclipse professionals of all walks are learning to use macros when editing and when writing.


So what is a macro? Simply put, a macro is a shortcut. Think of it like you would a steno brief, a way to save strokes, only in this case you can save them on both keyboards, steno and computer. While editing transcript you can use macros to quickly insert or change speakers, advance your audio, quote a block of text, stitch words, underline, bold, or italicize text, and much more.


While writing, you might want to fix an untranslate, capitalize a group of words, job define words, fix or change punctuation, and more. In short, macros can do virtually anything you want them to do. The good news is that they are generally easy to create and, better yet, Eclipse comes with hundreds of them already written for you. How nice is that!


Michael Starkman & Keith Vincent are your presenters for this suite. Michael will cover Editing Macros and Keith will cover Steno Macros. If you're looking to get some extra mileage out of Eclipse, you should definitely sign up for these webinars.

If you want to rev up your editing and get your transcripts produced faster and easier than ever before, this is a must-see webinar! There are some new enhancements and additions in Version 7, too, so we can now do more with macros than ever.


A macro is a shortcut, so what would normally take multiple steps to carry out—two, five, ten or more steps—can be reduced to a single keystroke.  What should be in a macro? The criteria are simple: if you do something repeatedly and it takes multiple keystrokes to get it done, it's a candidate.  There's a bonus, too. Learning how to create your own editing shortcuts means that as the program evolves and new features are added (and Eclipse never rests), there will be new opportunities to harness those features within new macros. It's a gift that keeps on giving!


Here are some of things Michael will cover:


  • The ABC's of creating a macro.
  • How to expand macros.
  • Macro Groups.
  • Changes in Version 7.
  • How to apply macros to multiple files.


Macros aren't just useful, they're actually kind of fun. Yeah, I know. You can't believe we just said that, but it's true. There's something very satisfying about creating a macro and watching it go to work saving you keystrokes, time, and, of course, money. Join us on Tuesday, March 22nd, for a webinar that you'll thank yourself for signing up for.

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