How to Make Backup Copies of Your Shorthand Word Lists
To avoid the possibility of losing your word lists
to viruses and disk crashes, it is strongly recommended
that you backup (make copies of) your Shorthand word lists regularly.
Shorthand saves your word lists in files ending in ".spf";
each of the tabs at the bottom of Shorthand dictionary list box
is saved in a separate .spf file. For example, the
tab labelled "Demo1" is saved in the "Demo1.spf" file.
You can find the exact location of the file by choosing
Info from Shorthand's Dictionary menu
To backup an .spf file:
Choose Copy To from Shorthand's File menu to make a backup copy of the .spf file associated with
the active dictionary tab.
NOTE: We recommend you copy the .spf file to a
USB Flash Drive
and not a recordable CD as copying to a CD can cause the
files to become READ-ONLY when you copy the file
from the CD back to your computer.
If you have more than one dictionary: open the next dictionary by clicking
on its tab (or choose File | Open) then perform step 1 to copy the
.spf file. Note that the File | Copy To command only copies the entries
in the active dictionary; linked entries are stored in separate .spf files and
you will need to back up those files also.
To restore a backed up .spf file:
To restore a backed up word list, use Windows Explorer to copy the .spf file from your
USB flash drive to the C: hard drive then choose Open
from Shorthand's File menu to load the word list.