Harnessing the Power of Eclipse Macros, Part 2
One-Stroke Wonders That Save Time!
Presenter: Keith Vincent
Recording: Yes, 10 days after live event occurs
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.
Michael's macros are all focused on editing, in other words, computer keyboard shortcuts that save lots of time. Keith will turn his attention to the steno keyboard and show us no end of nifty things you can do while you're writing.
The Journal of Court Reporting recently featured a Mark Kislingbury article about steno macros. Keith Vincent's "Eclipse Realtime Editing Kit" has been devoted to just this idea and first appeared in the year 2000. The macros of his realtime kit have been incorporated into the default Eclipse keyboard setup and can also be applied by Eclipse Vox users.
Here are some of things Keith will cover:
- Selecting AutoMagic choices via steno/voisteno.
- Retroactive paragraph changes (from Q to A or from A to Q or from Speaker to other).
- Backward-and-forward globals.
- Join paragraphs.
- Retroactive conflict selection.
- Using Hyperkeys via steno/voisteno.
- Creating "briefs" in the age of Auto-Brief.
Think about it. Keith will show you how to use macros while you're taking the record—so gobs of time saved there—and Michael will show you how to clean up with a repertory of editing shortcuts while you're making the record. Wow! After watching these, you'll all have so much time on your hands you won't know what to do with yourselves.
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