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Instructor: Julie Samford
CEUs: 10 Hours Pre-Approved | NCRA: 1.0 | NVRA: 10
Dates: June 26 - July 17, 2024 7:30 pm  - 10:00 pm ET
Frequency: Once per week, every Wednesday
Recording Access: Yes, with unlimited viewing on our website until at least December 1, 2024
Live Webinar Registration: If you have not registered for the live webinar, please click here to do so. You must register to attend the live event. No refunds.


Join us for an engaging webinar series, where we'll delve into various topics over four enriching sessions. Mark your calendars!

Session Dates:

Part 1: Wed, June 26, 2024 | 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM ET
Part 2: Wed, July 03, 2024 | 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM ET
Part 3: Wed, July 10, 2024 | 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM ET
Part 4: Wed, July 17, 2024 | 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM ET

Eclipse users with current support save 10%, students save 50%, and school instructors attend for free! Discounted pricing goes away after the live event has occurred. Act now!

School Instructors: Free attendance does not include a certificate and/or credit. To attend free, please call 772-288-3266, Mon - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm ET to request access. If you need a certificate and/or credits, please complete checkout with your payment below.


Please join us for Julie Samford's absolute favorite 99 tips and tricks to get the most out of Eclipse! This class will delight all levels and will be the most fun legally allowed in a software training session. You use this program every day, but are you utilizing the BEST shortcuts and freshest features to make it awesome? This course is served in four bite-sized parts so you don't get overwhelmed, and it will be accompanied by hands-down the most comprehensive step-by-step handout just to make sure you've got it and can put it all to use!

Here's just a handful of the super important tips and tricks that will be revealed:

  • Dictionary surgery – how to search for the weird entries that are disrupting your translation rates
  • How to create a form field on your title page that will automatically adjust and format, even when you have 27 defendants to list in the caption
  • Learn the number one sure-fire process to make absolutely certain you get all spellings and clarifications while you still have access to the witness
  • How to automatically create a superb quality audio file as well as a tiny, easily sharable one with a single microphone
  • Learn a trick to define pesky words and phrases that don't always come out just right
  • How to create a conflict and put in rules manually so it's impossible to come out as unresolved
  • How to quickly scan transcripts, documents, PDFs and even web pages to find critical words and phrases that you need to add to your dictionary to prepare for any case
  • How to easily add lists of words and phrases to your dictionary in minutes (Realtime prep on steroids!)
  • How to share artificial intelligence rules from one entry with unlimited similar entries
  • Use an easy macro to fill in any spots you missed or need to retranslate
  • Why, when, and where to use slop strokes
  • How to have the audio track from a soft-spoken attorney's microphone play back so you can hear every word
  • How to have your numbers translate perfectly every time using number triggers
  • How to merge, manage and maximize job dictionaries
  • An easy metadictionary tweak to ensure dates translate perfectly
  • Foolproof backups for all of your important files
  • How to keep OneDrive from holding your Documents folder hostage


Trainer Qualifications & Bio

Julie Samford is a former court reporter, licensed in Texas and Louisiana. She has worked in the reporting industry for 30 years. Julie has been doing software and technology training for Advantage Software for over 20 years and is a certified advanced group trainer for Eclipse.


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Julie's Recent Webinars:

March 2024
March 2023
November 2022
July 2022
March 2022
November 2021
July 2021
August 2020
June 2020
May 2020
October 2019
January 2018


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Advantage Software has NOT sought pre-approval for this webinar from any state. If you require credits, ensure you complete any necessary forms to obtain approval from your licensing board or organization. Thank you.