Tools Needed

Following are the tools you need before beginning.

  • Steno Machine
  • Headphones
  • Foot Pedal
  • Computer with the following:
    • Audio-playing capability
    • A word processing program like Word
    • Adobe PDF Reader (free download from Adobe)
    • Play-back software. There are many programs available, but PRESTO recommends Express Scribe (free download from NCH at )
    • PowerPoint or PowerPoint Viewer software. There are other free alternatives as well. Here are a few:
      • OpenOffice Impress
      • OpenOffice Apache

Used stenotype machines can be acquired here:

Acculaw          StenoTrader          StenoSearch        Stenograph

Foot pedals can be obtained here.

NCH           Altoedge            CDW


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