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See It:  Global Magic

How do I create Global Replacements with Total Eclipse?

     Easy as 1, 2, 3.  Just highlight, type, Enter. 

      Each time you press Ctrl G (as in Global), you highlight an additional steno stroke.  (You can also use Hyperkeys g, 7, 8, 9, or 0 as a one-button way to mark 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 strokes.)  You can immediately type what your steno means (although with “Global Magic,” you’ll probably be able to glance at our short list of suggestions and pick the right choice without typing.)  Enter adds to your default dictionary, but you can just as easily change your mind at the very end and make a more specialized entry.  There are lots of choices.

      The Total Eclipse globaling dialogue may appear small, but it’s powerful.  It offers help creating Special Entries.  Its “Capitalize” button knows about non-capping words inside phrases.  Looking for the source of an odd translation?  Highlight it and use the globaling dialogue’s “Review” button.  It will show you what dictionaries contain your highlighted steno, making it easy to delete an unwanted definition.

      Eclipse can also suggest additional entries for slightly different ways of writing the steno you’ve highlighted, or for “tucking in” prefixes or suffixes like “dis,” “ing,” etc.