For years after thinking I was using computers I heard one day as my computer started...
"Welcome to another 8-hour day chained to that machine."
I realized computers were using me, and I began to implement a system where more than one key tapped equated to one key typed.
What I created was a system of codes (more than abbreviations) that expanded into full-length words, expressions, phrases, etc.
If you find it helpful, great.
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The link below will - even with a highspeed connection - take a lot of time to load.
The list is available, <<REQUEST TO Alan Kelly>> but omitted are the abbreviated or coded forms of the expanded words, expressions and phrases.
Here you are, but remember to come back to this page, for there are tips on how to meaningfully create your own list to make sense to you in your work.
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The trick to getting more done with less effort in this case is knowing grammar:
which words are most frequently typed,
Exploiting this has made my work not only physically bearable with less drudgery, but possible at all. I will not perform 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).
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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