Keith Vincent, CSR
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A Total Eclipse Overview

Price:  $69.95

Over 200 short video lessons
.6 NCRA Continuing Education Units
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    This “Overview” offers a way to obtain continuing education credits after you have watched the Total Eclipse Visualizers.  You do not have to have Eclipse loaded on your computer to use the “Overview.”  You you can earn .6 NCRA continuing education units while you’re learning to be more productive with Total Eclipse.

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

Tutorial Outline:

The Total Eclipse Help System
How to Use the Efficient Editing Tutorial
For Teachers:  The Lesson Player
For Students:  The Lesson Player
AccuCap:  Total Eclipse Captioning
YouTube Captioning with AccuCap 6
How to Get Support and Updates
What’s New in Total Eclipse

1. Display & Command Options
The Info Bar (and AutoMagic)
    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
    The CART Window   
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
    Preparing a Job Dictionary for Translation
    Analyze Documents and Build Dictionary
    Translation Notes:  General Options
    Translation:  Add Initial and/or Final Block File
    Translation Magic:  Phonetics & Dragged/Dropped Keys
    Translation Magic Customization
    Set up Writer. Follow Realtime Translation
    Pending Translation 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
    Remote Scoping:  Steno Link
    Remote Scoping:  Steno Link Configuration
    Bridge Pro and connection Magic
    Bridge Mobile
    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
    AutoMagic Overview
    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
    Graphic Links
    Shared Editing with Connection Magic
    Shared Editing Tips

  • 5. Mostly Globaling
        AutoMagic Overview
        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
        Redacted Text
    6. Head-Turners
        Autoreplacements: Type Fast, Prevent Errors
        Creating Autoreplacements while Globaling
        Macro Commands
        Realtime Editing from the Steno Keyboard
        Passport Stenowriter:  Extra Keys
       The “Filler” Macros (Retroactive Realtime Transcription)
        “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
        AutoMagic :  Dictionaries
        Analyze Documents to Build Dictionary
        Build Dictionary
        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
        Creating and Installing a Passport Stenowriter Dictionary
    8. Proofreading, Printing, ASCII & PDF Files
        List Errors
        WATCH Words
        Printing a Draft or a Final Copy
        Proofreading with a Kindle e-Book Reader
        Edit Timecodes
        4-per-page Printouts
        A Settings File for Multipage Printing    
        Word Indexes
        Stop Printing
        ASCII Files
        ASCII Files and the File Manager
        ASCII Styles
        Indexed HTML File and Internet Explorer
        PDF Files
        CutePDF Professional
        Obtaining a Verisign Certificate for Digital Signatures
        Digital Signatures with CutePDF Professional
    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
    Also Included:
         14 Visualizers on AutoMagic
         6 Visualizers on Auto-Brief
         6 French Visualizers

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