The dimensions of a steno book are 6" x 9". (15 cm x 23 cm). In its materials, Field Notes solely employs the Futura typeface family (Paul Renner, 1927). All Field Notes note booklets are produced and manufactured in the United States of America.
Field Notes provides three different sizes of steno pads: small, medium, and large. The small steno pad has 48 sheets, the medium has 94, and the large has 116 sheets. All three sizes are listed in the table below.
Size Name Sheets Per Packaging (in) Width (mm) Height (mm) Weight (mg)
Small Steno Pad 48 15.5 x 8.3 x 1.0 0.8
Medium Steno Pad 94 17.9 x 11.5 x 1.5 1.7
In Microsoft Word, the real short bond paper size is 8.5" (inches) x 11". (inches). The page count for this paper size is between 10 and 12 pages based on whether one side or both sides of the paper are used.
The word “short” is used to describe papers that are 8.5 inches by 11 inches, but it can also be used to describe any paper that is smaller than A4. Short papers are useful when you need to make multiple copies of an article or report without having to change the printer settings each time.
Short papers come in two varieties: ones with only one side printed and those with both sides printed. Those with only one side printed are called one-sided short papers. They are easy to produce as only one side needs to be printed, detached, and placed face down on a stacker tray. Double-sided short papers require printing on both sides; therefore, they use more ink and toner and take longer to print.
The best way to determine how many copies you will need of a document is by calculating the number of pages it has. Then multiply that number by the short paper's page capacity to get the total number of copies you need to print.
In Microsoft Word, the size of the short bond paper is 8.5" by 11". Use "Legal," which is 8.5" by 14" for the long bond paper size. Some individuals will modify the size in Microsoft Word to 8.5" by 13" before printing on extended size bond paper. This is an advanced feature and not recommended for first-time users.
The distinction between steno and shorthand is nil. We only offer one course named "stenography." However, there are several types of shorthand: medical, technical, commercial, and general.
In addition to these four main categories, we also use the term "dactylography" (the recording of fingerprints) and "suicide shorthand" (a method used by journalists to publish important news stories).
All of these methods are variations on a theme invented in the mid-19th century by a French lawyer named Émile Zola. He called this new form of shorthand writing "la stenographie," which means "stenography" or "the art of writing with a stencil." Today, this word is often used as an adjective to describe any kind of written record containing shorthand notes.
So, stenography is the art of writing with a stencil. Shorthand is one type of stencil writing system. Stenography includes all types of shorthand systems except oral communications systems such as radio talk shows or voice messages left on answering machines. Oral communications systems use a completely different process called transcription to create a verifiable record of words spoken by speakers other than the stenographer.
Stenography is a type of fast writing, sometimes known as shorthand. It represents words and sentences using symbols. A starting stenographer takes dictation at a rate of 120 words per minute on average, whereas expert stenographers write at a rate of 280 words per minute. That's more than twice as fast! A stenographer writes for an hour without stopping. Then they take a break and start again.
In the language of stenography, each keystroke is called a "wipe". A stenographer can write 7-8 words per minute. This is very fast even by today's standards. A modern computer keyboard can type 60-70 words per minute. That means that a stenographer used to need two hands to keep up with them! One hand was used to press down one of four keys to wipe away what you had written so far.
You may have seen films where actors talk really quickly. That's done using a technique called "lip reading". A person watches someone speak and then copies exactly what they saw from their mouth. It's not easy - it requires training and practice - but people who do it well can read lips at close to 200 words per minute! That's almost as fast as a stenographer can write.
The first machine used for stenography was built in 1872.
For printing notes and prescriptions, use papersize/papersize. You may print on any paper size as long as your printer can handle it. Letter is our recommendation (8.5" x 11") but you can also use legal (11" x 14") or A4 (17" x 11").
The best way to find out what size paper you need is to look at an existing note. Measure the width of the margin and add 2.5" to that number if you want a double-margin paper. That's your base number. Multiply by 0.75 for letter-size notes.
Here are some other useful papersizes:
US Legal - 8.5" x 14" - check with your printer to see if it can print on this size paper.
A4 - 17" x 22" - the most common size used in Europe.
B4 - 25" x 33" - popular in Japan.
C4 - 35" x 44" - used by some computer printers.
D4 - 50" x 66" - used by some photo printers.
E4 - 75" x 99" - used by some mailers.