'How to' guides

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Welcome to the Library's Transcription Tool website. 

We have developed guides to assist you as a digital transcriber.

How to use the transcription tool

Information about using the transcription tool such as registering and your dashboard, finding documents to transcribe, features of the viewer and the editor, saving your work.

Download the How to use the transcription tool guide (PDF) 

Tips for transcribing documents 

Information about spelling, formatting, deciphering words and what to type if a word is indecipherable, saving and completing a transcription. 

Download the Tips for transcribing documents guide (PDF) 

How to decipher unfamiliar handwriting

Download a guide from the National History Museum (PDF).