Monday, 12 May 2014

Typing Productivity - Part 2 - Long Words

A Free Document Productivity Tool for Word

This tool describes uses an abbreviation system to reduce the typing load for business and technical documents. 

See Part 1 for information on dealing phrases and acronyms. It also contains information abbreviation systems in general and discusses typing expanders.   
Part  2 deals with abbreviations for long words and words that are very frequently used.  Part 3 provides a tool that automates the job of looking up and adding new abbreviations. Part 4 allows you to bulk import and export your abbreviations, and includes a dictionary of over 1000 abbreviations.

The B2E System – Part 2 - Long Words

Rule 4 - Long words

For long words use the beginning letter, three characters from the second syllable and the last letter.  For example:

clabe = collaborate (colaborate)

epert = experiment (experiment)

acren = accreditation (accreditation)

acumd = accumulated (accumulated)

ctifg = certifying (certifying)

The name of the B2E system is derived from this rule, the characters in the abbreviation are b222e, where b = the beginning of the word, 222=start of the 2nd syllable, and e=end.

The rule works because all you need to do is sound the word out in your head as you type. The abbreviation naturally falls out of this process without intruding on the flow of content.

It produces remarkably few collisions, and focuses on long words (3+ syllables) where the accuracy and speed payback is greatest.

Rule 5 – Compound Words

For hyphenated words, treat them like two work phrases For example:

self-service (self-service)