Sunday, December 03, 2006

If you could travel back in time to conduct genealogical research, what software would you take with you?

I don't use Legacy, but I subscribe to their blog for its other news. Over a month ago, their post "Transcribing images made easier with Transcript software" caught my eye. I downloaded the program, but only recently tried it. Man, how I could have used this several years ago.

Ignore the two comments on the Legacy page about MS Word being an adequate substitute. Any process that requires two separate windows -- one for the image, another to type text -- is less efficient than using Transcript, even when the windows have been resized for simultaneous display.

Two words, guys: window focus.

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1 comment:

Lee Anders said...

Thanks for the reminder. I had seen that post too, and even visited the website, but life took over and I never got back around to checking it out. I downloaded it yesterday. It looks quite promising!

~ Lee