Author Archives: nerdformacros

About nerdformacros

Court reporter, Child of the Internet, Not Tech Support. Okay, maybe basic tech support, but that's it!

Slop Strokes

I recently rediscovered slop strokes, so I thought I’d post about them. I’ve known about them for a long time, but rarely used them because they’re kind of a pain to enter and are only useful in limited circumstances. What … Continue reading

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How to Prevent Eclipse from Mocking You

When your computer mocks you for not accurately recording an Indian computer engineer who doesn’t so much talk as just approximate the shapes of phrases by slurring three or four words together at a time: (The odd indentation is actually … Continue reading

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Lock Space

What is a lock space? A lock space is like a hyphen masquerading as a space. It looks like a regular space, but it keeps the two words it’s separating on the same line. This is useful for Dr./Mr./Ms./St. etc. where it … Continue reading

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Blanks (Pt. 2) AKA List Files

Following up on the previous post on blanks, I’m going to explain how to use list files with blanks. I’ll be using attorney contact info as an example. Let’s start with what a list file is. It’s a separate .ecl … Continue reading

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Blanks

First post in a very long time. Sorry about that. Been working, plus no one’s asked me any good questions… until now! Today I’m writing about blanks.  Blanks are forms that you can fill in quickly and easily, and they … Continue reading

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Decompression Error

Sorry I haven’t updated in forever. Been busy WITH DOING DEPOS. It is still amazing this is real. Anyway, I just wanted to post a quick warning about this “decompression error” that I received from Eclipse after a BSOD crashed … Continue reading

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Line Numbers

A quick one today on changing the number of lines per page. In California depos are 25 lines per page, but some courts require 28 lines per page, so one of the things you may need to learn is how … Continue reading

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Keyboard Macro

Here is a video showing you how to get Eclipse to write into other programs such as Microsoft Word, an IM program, or your web browser. If you’re tired of regular keyboard slowing you down or you just want more … Continue reading

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Page Numbers

My apologies for not having posted in a while, but I’m back now and, thanks to the Cool Tech Tips seminar at the NCRA 2011 convention, fancier than ever! Check out this video I made on how to move your … Continue reading

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Documentation

Here’s question that came up recently: Where’s the Eclipse manual? They don’t send a paper copy with your disk, but they do give you a .pdf of it. You just gotta know where to find it. C:\Program Files\Advantage Software\EclipseNT\Documentation There’s … Continue reading

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