Steno pads are commonly used in settings that require quick and precise writing, like courtrooms or news broadcast locations. These steno pads feature Gregg or Pitman ruled pages with a margin line in the middle that’s designed to keep shorthand notes organized as the hand moves quickly down the page. By having a margin line in the middle of the page, the writer doesn’t have to move their hand as far horizontally before moving to the next line. Therefore, this special type of paper makes it easy to create two columns of notes that can be read quickly.
Most of these steno pads are designed with spiral bindings at the top, so pages can quickly be flipped back with one hand. Additionally, these books are great for taking notes on the go because they can easily be held in one hand, leaving your writing hand free to jot down all the details. Therefore, a steno pad is the perfect tool for journalists or court stenographers.
A steno pad is an essential tool for anyone who takes shorthand notes, including journalists or secretaries who need to take down detailed phone messages very quickly. Our selection includes styles with either Gregg or Pitman ruled pages, both of which have a margin line in the middle. This unique format allows the writer to create two narrow columns and cut down on time spent moving the hand across the page. Additionally, most of these notebooks are spiral bound at the top, so pages can be quickly flipped. To find different kinds of notebooks, check out our composition books
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