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ABCZ MedSet
http://jonknowles.net/abczmedsetsfw.html
ABCZ Software for Shorthand for Windows/SpeedType. The ABCZ MedSet is a comprehensive set of files (66,000 entries) using the simple rule-based ABCZ system to rapidly do medical transcription or any repetitive typing.

Mary Morken's Abbreviations (free)
Click here to download ABBSV2.ZIP (120KB)
This is the Shorthand-compatible version of the 13,000 abbreviations for medical transcriptionists posted by Mary Morken and released to the public domain by Narratek. The original list (in text format) can be found at http://www.mtdaily.com/abbvs.txt
Installation Instructions: Unzip ABBVS2.ZIP then load ABBVS2.SPF into Shorthand by choosing Open from Shorthand's File menu.

Dr. John Bachman's Dictionaries for Physicians (free)
If you wish to look at some advanced examples of templates used by medical offices, Dr. John Bachman from the Department of Family Practice at the Mayo Clinic has created some sample Shorthand templates:

  • Family.spf is a general dictionary contains well child exams, some chronic disease dictionaries.
  • Physical.spf is a dictionary that helps do physical exams.
The above files were originally taken from Dr. Bachman's web page. The dictionaries are good examples of how to create pick lists in Shorthand. After dowloading the dictionary (*.spf) files, choose OPEN from Shorthand's FILE menu to load in the dictionaries.

Laurie Wilson's Word Expander Course
http://www.wordexpanderexpert.com
If you are a medical transcriptionist, writer, reporter, secretary, virtual assistant, data entry clerk, web designer, programmer, blogger, copy writer or student, I am going to show you how to work A LOT LESS and A LOT SMARTER to double your income almost overnight with a revolutionary system that I have used for 23 years.

Auto Caps (free; last updated: June 26, 2006)
Click here to download AUTOCAPS.ZIP (500 bytes)
AUTOCAPS.SPF is a Shorthand dictionary that demonstrates how you can use Shorthand to automatically insert two spaces after a period then capitalize the next letter (i.e. autocapitalize the first letter of sentences).

To Install:

  1. Download AUTOCAPS.ZIP to your hard disk.
  2. Unzip AUTOCAPS.SPF from the AUTOCAPS.ZIP file and copy AUTOCAPS.SPF to your Shorhand folder (the folder where you had installed Shorthand (e.g. C:\Sh10))
  3. Load AUTOCAPS.SPF into Shorthand by choosing OPEN from Shorthand's FILE menu.
  4. Click Shortand's HIDE button to hide Shorthand's Main Window.
AUTOCAPS.SPF defines 26 keywords ".a", ".b" ... ".z" which expand to a period, two spaces and the uppercase letter. For example, ".a" expands to ".  A" so typing:

    one two three.a<SPACE>bc

will end up as:

    one two three. Abc

Note that you will need to adjust your typing habit to make use of the macros: You need to type ".a"<SPACE> instead of ".<SPACE>a" to make it work. You can merge AUTOCAPS.SPF with your existing Shorthand word lists by using Shorthand's "LINK" function (choose CONTENTS from Shorthand's HELP menu and search for "Linking Dictionaries"). AUTOCAPS.SPF has been tested to work with Shorthand Version 8.70b and later.

Sue's Codes (free; last updated: March 15, 2004)
Click here to download SUE04MAR15.ZIP (1.2Mb)
Sue's codes (> 125,000 abbreviations!) are for general English, road-tested on Burke, Carlyle, Charles Darwin, Dickens, Farnol, Graves, Huxley, Lytton, Macaulay, Mansfield, Schreiner, Sterne, Synge, Wollstonecraft, and translations of Cervantes, Dumas, Nietzsche, Plato, Rabelais, among many others, with some codes for conversation. Spelling is British English. The list is free to Shorthand users. To install: unzip SHLIST.SPF from the zip file and choose Open from Shorthand's File menu to load in SHLIST.SPF. Please contact Sue Asscher by sending email to: asschers@bigpond.com if you have questions or comments or want to thank her for the great work she has done. Thanks, Sue!

WP8 QuickCorrect Macro (free)
Click here to download QCPRINT8.ZIP (8KB)
Written by Kenneth Hobson, QCPRINT8 is a free WordPerfect 8 macro that dumps your QuickCorrect word list to a new WP document. If you save the document as a text file, you can then use Shorthand's File Converter Utility (SHCNV.EXE) to convert the word list to a Shorthand file. (Our thanks to Karen Schouest for telling us about this extremely useful utility!)

Tame DOS Utility
http://tamedos.com
A utility which allows Shorthand to work with DOS applications.

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OfficeSoft LLC does NOT sell, endorse nor have we tested the word lists and utilities mentioned above and developed by third parties; please contact the author directly for more information.

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