Our Vacation Trip

The following selection appeared in the December 1912 issue of The Gregg Writer, as an exercise in geographical expressions. Can you write in shorthand all of the places listed in the passage? Our Vacation Trip My friend and I, having planned a long vacation, decided to make a tour of the United States. Our starting…

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Pangrams

Pangrams are sentences that contain all of the letters of the English alphabet. Perhaps the most famous pangram is “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.” Here are some others: 1. John quickly extemporized five town bags. 2. Frowzy quacks vex, jump and blight. 3. Quack! glad zephyrs, wave my javelin box. and…

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Wireless Shorthand

Can you believe that there was wireless communication via shorthand early last century? The following small article that appeared in the September 1912 issue of The Gregg Writer will convince you, :-). Attachment: wireless-shorthand.pdf

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The Phrase “On behalf”

I was reading and reviewing some phrases this evening in my manual and have a question about writing the phrase “on behalf”. What is the proper way to write the “h” when writing the phrase? Does the “h” get written last (sort of like dotting your i’s and crossing your t’s as in longhand)? -Zoom

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Green Steno Paper

Hi Everyone, Sorry it took a few days to get this posted, but this is the electronic steno paper I created a while back. I really haven’t used it because I find writing between the lines a bit too constrictive. I tend to write big. Not sure whether this is something that I should work…

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Gregg Shorthand for the Electronic Office

While following escritora61’s link to an eBay auction for a student’s transcript of Gregg Shorthand Simplified, I didn’t find that book (perhaps it was already bought), but did find a transcript of a book called Gregg Shorthand for the Electronic Office which I hadn’d heard about before. Does anyone know anything about it? (It seems…

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Penmanship Template

I have created a pdf document of the size of a stenography page (6″ x 9″), with additional lines between the standard Gregg-rule spacing to be used for penmanship practice. The additional lines should be able to help in keeping proportions. Here is an example of how to use it: I hope it’s helpful. Attachment:…

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Simplified Dictionary

Hi Everyone, Just a quick question. I am searching online (eBay, Amazon, Abe, etc.) for a copy of the Gregg Shorthand Dictionary Simplified and I’m seeing all sorts of hits, but so many of them have different publish dates. Would anyone know what the most current and up-to-date year that this dictionary was published? Thanks!!!

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