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Case CATalyst Student Version Features

Article ID: 129
Last updated: 28 Feb, 2019

Case CATalyst Student Version

Case CATalyst student version is for educational purposes. This version of software allows the user to access functions and features for the purpose of learning transcript production and dictionary maintenance. Certain features are limited or inaccessible. If you attempt to access a feature that is not available in the Case CATalyst Student Version, a message displays indicating the feature’s unavailability.

Case CATalyst Student Version Functionality

Manage Jobs

All features in Manage Jobs are available.


All features in Read Notes are available.

Manage Notes

Manage Notes capabilities are limited to printing steno notes.

Translate and Edit / Edit

All features in Translate and Edit and Edit are available. The Case CATalyst Student Version, however, limits the amount of pages in a file to a maximum of 50 pages.The following applies to the 50 page limit:

The default # of strokes per fold are on paper are 20 strokes per fold.  There are approximately 220 Steno Strokes per page.  If a student has a Wave writer with 50 pages, they can write approximately 11,000 strokes overall.
  • If you translate a note file that results in a file greater than 50 pages, Case CATalyst saves the file and displays the following message:

    The pages exceeded the limit for the Student Version. Your file is saved.

    Press any key to exit.

  • If you attempt to open a file that exceeds 50 pages or you are editing and, for example, make a layout change or copy and paste text which increases the number of pages to exceed 50, the following message displays:

    A Case CATalyst Student device limits the number of pages you may edit to 50.  Any pages in excess of this limit will be deleted.

  • If you open a file in error which contains more than 50 pages, exit without saving the file to keep the file unchanged.


All features in Print are available with a maximum print output of 50 Pages. Steno notes can be printed to PDF while writing realtime. Specific headers and footers which print on each page are embedded and cannot be changed. They include:


  • Case CATalyst – Student Version
  • By Stenograph


  • Not for Official Transcript Production
  • Educational Use Only


All features in Layout are available. Specific headers and footers which print on each page are embedded and cannot be changed.

Manage Dictionary

All features in Manage Dictionary are available.


All Wordlist features are available.


Import capabilities are limited to importing the following dictionaries: Stentura, RTF/CRE, and Case CATalyst 3.x.


Export capabilities are limited to:

  • exporting dictionaries in Luminex, Diamante, élan Mira or Stentura format.
  • exporting dictionaries to RTF/CRE.
  • exporting to ASCII in Page Image format with a 50 page limit and embedded headers and footers.


The AudioSync feature is not available.

Cloud Backup

Cloud Backup is not available


RealTeam is not available

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