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Interactive Efficient Editing Tutorial
Over 200 short Visualizer movies, linked to the Help System and the Editing Tutorial
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Lesson Player for steno teachers and students
Total Eclipse includes a very extensively illustrated user’s manual, in both hard-copy and electronic versions. Even so, we hear people say, "I don't really enjoy reading manuals. I'm more of a visual person. Show me, and I'll understand."
Good news! More than 200 short movies are built into Total Eclipse 4.1. There's no extra charge for these. You don’t have to download them or have an internet connection to view them. They’re called Visualizers, and they let you see and hear how to use your software. Each Visualizer lasts only a couple of minutes but is packed with information.
The Visualizers are based on the e-Power Video Tutorial "A Total Eclipse Overview". So after you’ve watched the Visualizers, you can purchase the "Overview" tutorial and take a short test in order to earn .6 NCRA continuing education units.
Here’s a list of the Visualizers that are currently built into Total Eclipse. Each year we update them and add additional topics to help you take full advantage of Total Eclipse.
A Glance at the Total Eclipse User’s Manual
How the Video Player Works Efficient Editing Tutorial Intro 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 Hyperkeys 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 Bridge TeleView 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 Insert/Overtype 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 By-Lines 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 Spellcheck 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 Conflicts Tips Slop Strokes Prefixes and Suffixes The "Add Prefix/Suffix" Dialogue Autoincludes 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 Macros 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 Timestamps 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 E-Mail 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 What’s New in Total Eclipse 4.0 What’s New in Total Eclipse 4.1 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)