📄️ Debating Paperless Overview
This section covers how to use Verbatim for in-round paperless debating. The idea is very simple - You take blocks and cards from a variety of files, and put them all in one master “Speech” document, where you further organize them into the order you expect to read them in your speech.
📄️ Computer Setup
This section contains tips on optimizing your computer screen setup for maximum efficiency while debating paperless.
📄️ Tub Organization
One of the most important aspects of ensuring that you can use Verbatim hassle-free is effective file organization. Much like having dozens of reams of paper without indexes or block titles thrown at random into a tub would make debating impossible, a single folder on your hard drive with 200 Word documents cryptically labeled “updates.docx” or “politics.docx” wouldn’t fare much better. There's an infinite number of ways to organize your files on the computer – but here’s a basic set of suggestions that have proven workable in practice.
📄️ Virtual Tub
The Virtual Tub allows you to select a cards/blocks from a menu of files in the Ribbon and insert it right into your current document, without having to open the source file. This can make assembling a Speech document much more efficient.
📄️ Quick Cards
Quick Cards are like a mini-Virtual Tub, designed to let you insert frequently used blocks/cards/analytics just by typing a shortcut word or phrase and then pressing a keyboard shortcut.
📄️ Caselist Integration
Verbatim is built to work seamlessly with the caselist on opencaselist.com for disclosing your arguments. You will need an account on Tabroom.com for the integration to work. Caselist-related functions are on the Caselist section of the ribbon:
📄️ Verbatim Flow
Getting Started with Verbatim Flow