31 July 2007

Signed by Gregg

Hey everyone! How are you? New here. A few years ago my in-laws gave us four small books on shorthand by Gregg. They are all signed and ar...

Sneaking up on Shorthand?

Your normal handwriting is below average if it is 25-30 wpm, average, if 35-50 wpm, and above average if 55-60 wpm. Let's say you shoo...

26 July 2007

Sign of the Four --Doyle

I have posted chaps 1-3 and 4-5 of this in the Pre-Anniversary section. I have the rest scanned--unfortunately I'm out of space. If any...

Diamond Necklace - deMaupassant

I have uploaded scans of the Gregg version of the Diamond Necklace by deMaupassant. They are in the Pre-Anniversary folder. I am pretty su...

24 July 2007

Question for practicing court reporters and such

The question is: given what I remember as the Gregg culture of high school and college shorthand courses, if indeed you did start out in t...

23 July 2007

Mystery shorthand from 18th century

(by johnsapp for everyone) Relocated from General section. General : Mystery shorthand from 18th century Choose ano...

Longhand Down, Shorthand Up?

With the decline of teaching cursive longhand in schools, is it too much to wonder whether cursive shorthand might replace it? My bra...

Im new

  I am an old Gregg shorthand writer, who trained in 1960's.  I am toying with the idea to revise my skills, and maybe get back to my ...

22 July 2007

Abbreviation at the sentence level

I think I saw something like this in some of Swem's notes, but can't find it again right now. Anyway, what about this? Q: lon...

21 July 2007

Hello - I'm new here

Hi, everybody - Just signed up and here's why: About a month ago I was talking to a local Voice Writer about possible transcription...

Please help translating 8 short lines

Dear list, Sorry to bother, but I have a small dilemma which I thought could easily be solved by relying upon your expertise. I'm a geoc...

20 July 2007

Beginner's Question: Line lengths and loops

I've read here about the line length proportions being 1:2:4; that agrees with what I've seen elsewhere. (Always convenient when sou...

Pitman Shorthand

I don't know if this thread was created before, because I don't know how to look for a subject thread in MSN groups, anyway, here ...

17 July 2007

Hawthorne--Great Stone Face

I found a copy of this book for $4 and couldn't resist. If it is not scanned and posted in the documents section, I'll be glad to h...

Speech to Text Programs for Dictation

Has anyone tried using speech-to-text programs (rather than buying dictation tapes or repeating the same thing at different speeds)? I'v...

16 July 2007

Longhand Penmanship

Hi Everybody :) I'm a big penmanship nerd in general, my longhand included, and am the only person I know who regularly "improves&q...