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Over 200 short  video lessons PLUS .6 NCRA Continuing Education Units!

This "Overview" expands on the material presented in the Total Eclipse Visualizers.  You do not have to have Eclipse loaded on your computer to use the "Overview."  Plus, you can get .6 NCRA continuing education units while you're learning to be more productive with Eclipse.{C}

Please Note:  All videos run from CD-ROM disks and can be played on your computer, even while Eclipse is being used.

How to get CEUs?  CLICK HERE

Tutorial Outline:

How the Video Player Works
Efficient Editing Tutorial Intro
What’s New in Total Eclipse

 1. Display & Command Options
General Display Settings for MS Windows
   Dialogue Customization:  Zoom/Resize
   Dialogue Customization:  Less/More, Anchor
   Dialogue Customization:  Transparency
   Dialogue Customization:  Font
   Toolbars:  On/Off
   Toolbars:  Docked/Undocked
   Toolbar Customization
   Mouse vs. Key Commands
   Keyboard Customization
   Editing Font vs. WYWIWYG
   View/Hide Print Commands
   Color Selections
   Notebar Display and Font
   Notebar Options: Phonetics, Timecodes
   Notebar Options: Steno Width, Dictionary Review
   Multi-Document Display:  Open All Dictionaries
   Organizing Windows:  Cascade, Tile, New Window
   Spliting a Window into 2 Panes  

2. Document & User Setup
   The Document Setup Wizard
   Paragraph Setup via the Document Wizard
   Paragraph Adjustments via the Document Wizard
   Paragraph Adjustments via the Document Ruler
   Paragraph Labels:  From Q to Q.
   "Fixed" Paragraphs
   Paragraph Behavior
   Footers: Creation
   Footers: Adjustments
   Timecodes & Text Box Setup
   Text Box Adjustments
   Current Document vs. Master Format
   Using a Block Files Folder
   Customizing your Phonetics Table
   The Metadictionary
   Loading and Switching Settings
   Save Settings vs. Create New User Format
   How to Undo Settings Changes (if not yet saved)
   How to Delete a User Format

3. Translation, Realtime, Synchronized Audio
   Read Notes
   Append or Extract Notes
   Translation Notes: General Options
   Translation: Add Initial and/or Final Block File
   Apply Phonetics & Dragged/Dropped Key Rescue
   Set up Writer. Follow Realtime Translation
   Pending Transplation Display, Auto-Split Window
   Adding a Serial Port
   Finding a Com Port (Using Device Manager)
   Alt T to Start Realtime Translation
   Instant Realtime
   Realtime Output
   Realtime Output Buffer
   Wireless Realtime Connections
   Steno Link Overview
   Steno Link Configuration
   Sound Recorder Test
   Using Earphones for Microphone Monitoring
   Audio Playback
   Playback Options:  Fast, Slow, Squelch
   Audio Auto-Stop/Play while Globaling/Typing
   Audio Compression: Sound Quality and File Size
   Adjusting Synchronization, Using a Voice Recorder

4. General Editing
   Typeover Tracking
   Add Lines and Paragraphs
   Oops and Delete
   Find Text, Steno, Paragraphs, Print Commands
   Using Find/Replace; Repeating Searches
   Scans & Multi-Scan
   Adding Speakers: The Speaker Table
   Dictionary Entries for Speaker Identification
   Changing Paragraphs to Speaker Identifiers
   Correcting Speaker Names
   Pre-Translation Speaker Setup
   Insert Missing By-Lines
   Dashes & Hyphens
   Mark Stitch Surround
   Mark, Copy, Cut, Paste, Read, Write, Separate
   Bold, Italics, Underlined
   Accents & Special Characters
   Page Breaks and Conditional Page Breaks
   Bookmarks and Comment Lines
   List Errors
   WATCH Words
   Graphic Links
5. Mostly Globaling
   Basic Globals: Adding/Subracting Strokes
   Global Magic (Global at a Glance)
   The "Special Entries" List and Globaling Shortcuts
   Composite Entries to Unscramble Stacked Steno
   Spelling, Detect Conflicts, Default Dictionaries
   Suggest Dictionary Entries:  Misstrokes
   Suggest Entries: Normalize Strokes
   Suggest Entries: Integral Prefixes or Suffixes
   Text Globals
   Undo Global
   Where are Text Globals Stored?
   Conflicts Tips
   Slop Strokes
   Prefixes and Suffixes
   The "Add Prefix/Suffix" Dialogue
   Splitting or Merging Files
   Quoted Testimony
   Speedkeys to Change Q&A to Quoted Q&A

6. Head-Turners
   Autoreplacements: Type Fast, Prevent Errors
   Creating Autoreplacements while Globaling
   Realtime Editing from the Steno Keyboard
   “Google Search” Macro
   Number Conversion: Overview
   Number Conversion: User Settings
   Form Fields (Fill-in-the-Blank Process): Overview
   Form Fields: Adding a Blank
   Automatic Indexing:  Overview
   Automatic Indexing:  Adding an Index Item
- Sample Format Files (with 17 Visualizers)
 7.  Dictionaries

   Selecting Dictionaries and Master Job Dictionaries
   Changing Dictionaries during Translation
   Dictionary Display:  Columns, Fonts, Notebar
   Text-Sorted Dictionaries Find Steno Shortcuts
   Dictionary Columns:  Size, Order, Date/Time
   Dictionary Additions and Spellchecking
   Dictionary Editing Windows; Undo & Redo
   Dictionary Properties Dialogue, Comments
   Basic Dictionary Searches
   Dictionary Searches: Go to Steno
   Contains, Starts with, Ends with, Exact Match
   Steno Keys vs. Steno Strokes
   Dictionary Searches: Find and Replace
   Custom Search Builder, "Regular Expressions"
   Selecting Dictionary Entries to Copy or Move
   Moving Dictionary Entries
   Unmerge Dictionaries
   Exporting Dictionaries/Wordlists
   Scopist's Dictionaries
   Merging Entries from a Scopist's Dictionary
   Dictionary Statistics
   Dictionary Printing

8. Printing and PDF & ASCII Files
   Printing a Draft or a Final Copy
   Edit Timecodes
   4-per-page Printouts
   A Settings File for Multipage Printing    
   Word Indexe
   Stop Printing
   ASCII Files
   ASCII Styles
   HTML Index
   PDF Files

9. File Management
   The Eclipse File Manager
   Windows Explorer
   File Search
   Deleting/Recovering Files
   Copying or Moving Files
   Burn to CD
   Zip or Unzip
   Backup and Restore
   SET Files
   BAK Files
   Converting Files to/from Other Systems
   Sending Large Files
   Digital Signatures:  Setup
   Digital Signatures:  Verification
Tutorials & CEU Credits
For Teachers:  The Lesson Player
For Students:  The Lesson Player
Support & Updates
The Total Eclipse Help System
AccuCap: Total Eclipse Captioning
The Convenience Key
Xtra:  Définir ou Corriger (A French Visualizer

Obtaining Continuing Education Credits
Test 1:  Multiple Choice - 25 Questions

Test 2: True or False - 50 Questions
Note:  Two tests are offered.  Take whichever one you prefer. You can even take both tests, but double credit is not availabl