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How to create a lexicon
How to create a lexicon
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Written by Rejean Hurtubise
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Lexicons allow you to create shortcuts to expedite your note-taking process.

Here are the steps to create a Lexicon:

1. Click on "Charting"

2. Click on the "Lexicons" tab

A) To reuse a lexicon published by our community, click on Library

B) To add your own lexicon, click on "Add" under "My Lexicons" tab

If you create your own lexicon, follow these steps:

(1) Lexicon Name: start by giving a name

(2) Add a description (optional)

(3) Predictive Writing is a section dedicated to creating shortcuts with words and/or symbols in order to provide quick access to frequently used words or sentences.

(A) You can insert symbols that are hard to find:

  • For example, you could create shortcuts for abbreviations ↑, ↓, Left (L), right (R), and the ⊕ and ⊖

  • Every shortcut must be on a different line.

(B) You can also create groupings of words. For example, the group "Tests".

  • First, write “Tests”, followed by a colon (:) follow by words related to it in order to list all the tests.

  • Once you add notes, you will be able to find the word "breathing test" very quickly by clicking on the word "Tests"

  • All shortcuts will appear in the same order of the list you have created.

  • A group of words will appear in grey.

For extra help on how to use lexicons, here is an article: How to Use Lexicons.

(4) The “Shortcuts” section allows you to create acronyms as shortcuts

  • To create a shortcut: Write the shortcut followed by a colon (:) follow by the result you would like to be. For example, to write "High Shoulder" quicker, write "HS: High Shoulder" in the shortcut section. Then, once you are taking notes, you would simply type the letter "HS" and the word "High Shoulder" will appear, as shown below:

* Please note that all macros are case-sensitive. If you write "HS" in caps, you will need to type "HS" in caps to use it. If not, the macro will not be found.

(5) Select the language (optional)

(6) Select the domains (optional)

(7) " Save" once you are finished

For a video demonstration click here:

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