A Pictorial Story of Shorthand–1935

I uploaded PDF scans of a little booklet published by Gregg in 1935, “A Pictorial Story of Shorthand” to the “Documents” section of this group.  The files are all named “Story”, with indication of “cover”, “back cover” and then 2-page spreads.  These are big files, so I probably won’t leave them here long–what is our…

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Swem’s Systematic Speed Course

I have downloaded in the files section the article by Charles Lee Swem that originally appeared in the Gregg Writer (December 1925) and later in the first edition of Gregg Speed Building, about his method of attaining high speeds.  The file name is systematic-speed-course.pdf. (by Carlos for everyone)

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Pen and pad

msn-nathanlarson32767 wrote on Sep 29, ’04   I started writing my first shorthand today and noticed a couple things: (1) This takes a lot precision because a mistake in proportion can change what I’m writing into a different word or sound. So, I am having to write slowly due to my inexperience. (2) I am getting writer’s cramp after a page or two….

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Class recommendations

Hello, all. Add me to the list of new but eager Gregg users. I’m an planning analyst with a utility in Phoenix, and I’ve recently begun learning shorthand. (I attend a lot of conferences and presentations, which I need to later distill into reports. The jargon — and my unfamiliarity with some of the subject…

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Anniversary Manual PDF

Anniversary Manual The above address is to an 8 megabyte PDF file of the entire Gregg Shorthand Anniversary Manual. I believe this publication to be in the public domain, as it is copyright 1929 (75 years ago). Tell me if it is satisfactory. 🙂 (by thedangerarranger for everyone)

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Anniversary vs. Simplified – The Great Debate

Anniversary and Simplified have been identified as the two Gregg editions suitable for court reporting speeds. But the question remains: Is Anniversary’s speed advantage worth the higher memory load? Like most novices, I wanted to find out before committing to either edition. Marc Semler responded that numerous court reporters used Simplified before machine stenography took over. But others…

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Which version of Gregg?

A question that is asked all the time is which version of Gregg Shorthand should one learn.  As you can imagine, this depends on many factors.  I created a table comparing the different versions of Gregg Shorthand in terms of features, availability of books, speed, ease of learning, and other considerations that may influence your decision on…

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beginner

Hi All, I’m very interested in learning shorthand but dont know how to go about doing it. I’d prefer going to a class but there seem to be only web tutorials. I live in Thousand Oaks, CA. Can someone please give me suggestions on how to go about this? I’d be really very grateful. I’m…

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