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What's New in CATalyst Version 19!

Expedite Rough Drafts with Oops Categories

What’s even better than having a list of all the things in a transcript you want to check? How about having those things categorized by name and color! Now you can quickly see when you want to check spelling, check audio, or whatever category you choose.
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See Brief It Suggestions Phonetically

It may be more natural for you to see and think about steno phonetically. In CATalyst Version 19, Brief It gives you the option to see briefs phonetically.

A brief that Brief It might give you for the phrase “large imbalances” is /HRARPBLG. If thinking about the steno phonetically is more your style, you can have Brief It display /LARJ instead.

Unclutter the Brief It Pane

The Brief It window can fill up fast! Sometimes you just want to see the briefs you’ve used and get rid of the ones you haven’t. You can now tell CATalyst to remove all the unused suggestions from the Brief It window! Plus, the unused steno outlines will become available again for future brief suggestions.

No More Guessing About the Cloud Backup Status of Your Files

It’s now easier to know when Cloud Backup has safely stored your files to the cloud. A green dot will show in Manage Jobs to indicate when a file/sub file is backed up. If the file has changed and is waiting to be backed up, a yellow dot will appear.

Hear Each Word and Phrase Spoken in Dictionary Builder

Now you can build your dictionaries in the most natural way, by hearing the words and phrases and then writing them phonetically! Dictionary Builder will speak the words from Case Prep’s Dictionary Builder list or any ASCII list.

Characters Per Line Assistant

You know what your left margin should be, but how do you make sure you have the correct number of characters per line? The Character Per Line Assistant in CATalyst will let you know. Now, one of the most frustrating parts of layout creation is done for you!

There are many more time saving features in Version 19! To get a full description, read the Version19 release notes.

What's New in CATalyst Version 18.5

Reporter Suite Invoice Option in Finish ‘em

Reporter Suite allows Court Reporters to manage reports, invoices, payees, expenses and time tracking from almost any device. Finish ‘em now has an option for creating and emailing a Reporter Suite invoice link to your clients, along with your transcript.

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Image titleCATalyst users receive a 10% discount when they sign up for Reporters Suite 

For more information on Reporter Suite click here. 

PDF Bookmarks of Index Information

Information contained within a transcript index can now be automatically bookmarked when creating a PDF copy of a transcript. For example, some jurisdictions may require a PDF to have bookmarks when examinations occur, exhibits are marked, request for documentation occur, etc.
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PDF Signing / Encryption Setting

PDF transcripts can now be encrypted, given a password, set to not allow printing and/or copying without needing to digitally sign the transcript. This allows court reporters greater control over access to the PDF without the need for purchasing a digital signature or creating a digital signature themselves.

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What's New is CATalyst Version 18


A Singularly Sensational Enhancement to Brief It!

Now when you write a plural word or phrase in 3 or more strokes, Brief It will provide suggestions for the singular form of that word or phrase in case you need it later.

For example, when you write “world financial centers” Brief It may offer the following suggestions: /W*FBG or /W*FBGS

No matter which form is spoken, singular or plural, Brief It will help you to write cleaner and with fewer strokes than ever before!


All Options Dialog™

You know there’s got to be a better way, but where do you find it? Now you can find any option and set it to your preference without wasting time hunting for its location, or worse yet, doing the same thing over and over again when you know there’s a better way.

Request Live Suggestions™

Everything is better live! By analyzing untranslates while you write realtime, the Live Suggestions feature will offer you text suggestions on the fly, which helps you to write cleaner realtime and saves you editing time.  Now, you can put Live Suggestions to work even when there are no untranslates!

Let's say you are working on a medical case involving lots of specialized language and your steno for “foramen ovale” translated as “foramen owe valley.” Now, you can ask the Live Suggestions feature to give you a suggestion for the text “foramen owe valley.” Live Suggestions analyzes the text and gives you the suggestion of “foramen ovale,” –thereby eliminating the need to make corrections during a break. Even more importantly, the next time you need to write “foramen ovale,” it will translate correctly!

Initial Cap On/Off Commands™

An easy way to initial cap words from your writer has arrived! The heart of this feature is for captioners, but it works great for reporters too. Now, when you must write something that needs to be all initial capped, such as the title of a document, you can turn initial capping on and off from your writer. Imagine how good you’ll look when a long document title goes out to captions or realtime all initial capped, without the need for editing!

Text Power Define™

E-Defining text directly from your writer is here! You would love to change all occurrences of Cindy to be Cindi on the fly, but you didn’t write them all the same way. You wrote SIN/DAOE, SIND/AOE and SIN/DAE. Now, without taking your hands away from your writer, you can change all current and future occurrences for the job regardless of the underlying steno.

Import Eclipse Files for Case Prep and More

Goodbye RTF/CRE and ASCII! Case Prep now analyzes Eclipse files too! If you’ve switched from Eclipse to CATalyst and have Eclipse files that you need to print or access, you can now easily import them into CATalyst without the need to convert them to RTF/CRE or ASCII.

For additional features that make the transition to CATalyst easy, click here.