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Once upon a mid-Twentieth Century... 

In the 1960's, sitting on telephone books, I learned to type on a manual typewriter, bars and hammers, which looked something like...
manual typewriter 
 By the time I was a hyper-typer, I learned to use a Xerox Memorywriter (1980's ad). electronic Typewriter - Xerox Memorywriter

Then, in the dial-up internet days, using a Gateway MS-DOS computer, as my computer booted up, I heard: "Welcome to another 8-hour day chained to that machine." 

As I was typing for my work, every stroke counted, so that's when I decided to create a system to get more productivity from each and every keystroke one made.

I positively leveraged and exploited the Microsoft Word AutoCorrect routine feature, studying its nuances and creating a system of short codes to expand into longer phrases. I deleted the standard out-of-the-box entries and immediately increased both the quality  and quantity of work I got done and with less effort.

Make sense yet? If not, maybe you're not a typist. In the Twenty-First Century, typists were becoming fewer, typing was being taught less in schools and that's no surprise. Robots were becoming trusted input devices.

If all this makes perfect sense to me and you're not yet using some variant of AutoCorrect, and you want to get started typing smarter, email me to learn more and/or to request the codes. It's better for you to simply ask.

I researched and categorized (only in the English language):

most frequently words typed,
verb-tense conjugations
subject-verb pairs,
etcetera...

The longer story is that I created lists and list: most common words, most common phrases. I used computer chip manufacturing vocabulary as I was involved in an ongoing and large project.

Only by maximizing this system was I able to justify my keyboarding; otherwise, my fingers would suffer the extreme "bashing" encountered by hitting keys.

Today, I will not perform production transcription (keyboard entry) without such or similar system.

The first word I put in the database was "the" 

Try that for yourself.

Open up Word. 

Go to the AutoCorrect List. 

Replace the word "the" with the single letter t (no quotes nothing else).

MORE DETAILS....

Even though the USPS abbreviation for Texas is TX, I use the two letters tx to stand for the word thanks.
To enable any of the 50 US States to be spelled out, I use the ` character followed by the USPS bigraph for the respective State name. The US Post Service abbreviation (bigraph) for the 50 United States' names are included in the full list. 

Open up Word. Go to the AutoCorrect List. Replace the word "Texas" with `tx

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