Dutton Speedwords lessons and dictionary (compact size)

I have wanted to learn some kind of shorthand for a long time, but learning real "secretarial" shorthand takes years of work. It's like learning a new language, from what an expert tells me.
A little while ago I found an alternative. "Dutton Speedwords," a system developed by its namesake back in the 50s, is an alphabetic shorthand system. I found some quick lesson material (a crash course, really) and a fairly extensive dictionary translating speedword constructions into their plain-english equivalents. I used the latter to make a to- and from-speedwords translation dictionary, and the former I just formatted in a style similar to the DIYPlanner widget set. The lot is presented here in one lump of a PDF, all formatted in the 4.25x6.75" size. I haven't bothered with a screenshot here for two reasons: first, my screenshot utility was only installed on my other computer, which recently bit the dust. Second, a translation dictionary isn't terribly photogenic. That's what this file consists of: pages of instructions, and pages of word translations. Download it and see if Speedwords is right for you!

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The pages are formatted as regular planning pages, with a front and back to each. I just printed them straight out, which was relatively easy. Then I hole-punched them and put them in a compact binder.

If you want a larger (or smaller?) size, e-mail me at the address given in the file, or post a comment here.

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English
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Hope my reply doesn't come too late..

Hey, I was wondering, do you happen to have this in a 8x11 paper size?

I'm totally interested in learning this, however, I'd rather carry around a "bulkier" version that takes up a bit less paper =)

Dutton Speedwords list

Below is a link to a plain file of the Dutton Speedwords dictionary. Format it any way you like.

ftp://ftp.sys.uea.ac.uk/pub/kennaway/misc/conlang.dir/Speedw...

Thank you very much!

Thank you very much!

This link doesnt seem to

This link doesnt seem to work for me.
Great site thank you