What Is a Stenographer's Notebook?

by Mike O'Loughlin ; Updated September 26, 2017
Blank notebook

Although stenographers and transcriptionists are far more likely to work on stenotype machines or computers, the stenographer’s notebook remains popular for note taking. The distinguishing characteristic of these notebooks is the center vertical rule.

Gregg Ruled

The lines on a Gregg ruled stenographer’s notebook are typically 3/8” to 11/32” apart and have a faint margin rule running down the middle of the page, separating it into two columns. It is designed for use in taking shorthand notes.


Stenographer's notebooks are generally small, measuring 4” x 8” or 6” x 9." A notebook often has at least 70 pages.

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Where to Buy

Stenographer notebooks are available wherever office supplies are sold.

About the Author

Mike O'Loughlin has split his 25 years of professional experience between the publishing and advertising realms. He has written and edited magazines focusing on electronic/electrical manufacturing, real estate, health care finance and spirituality. Freelance topics include personal finance, real estate, and Asian travel. He earned his journalism B.A. from the University of Minnesota.

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