Last week we posted some of our top tips for new keyers. Be sure to read those here. Today we have a few more for you. I’ll get things started.
From Crista – The dictionaries (drop down lists) are there just to give you suggestions. Using them might help you understand what you are seeing. You don’t HAVE to select something from that list. Key what you see.
From Ann – You can change the brightness or contrast. The paper can be dark in many images.
From Jessica – There is a learning curve working with the software over time and getting used to the functionality.
(Note: Don’t give up too quickly! We know there is a bit of a learning curve with the software. And, for some of you, there may be a big learning curve with the handwriting and the languages and the forms. Hang in there. Keep trying. These people deserve to be remembered. You can do it.)
From Ann – Count the number of lines that need to be entered. I count the number of entries per page that will need to be entered. When I am finished with that page, my total entries should match that total. Then I can move on to the next image.
Let’s hear from some of our new keyers. Your fresh perspective is appreciated. What tips can you offer your fellow newbies (and some of us who might be a little more stuck in our ways)?
Until next time – Happy Keying!