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Troab Professional level

At Professional level the consonants are written as single pen-strokes derived from familiar script letters.

Designed for speed

Shorthand with a difference

Troab shorthand is uniquely different from other methods in its two-level approach.

However, Troab Professional level may be compared with other shorthand systems, e.g. Teeline, Gregg and Pitman.

Troab is simpler with fewer rules and shorter learning time.


Troab Professional level has a different approach to word abbreviation from Teeline.

The shorthand word footprint for Teeline is 2.6 and for Troab 2.0

Learning resources

A range of learning resources is available for students and teachers.

‘Simply Fast’, T-Script Shorthand, Professional level


Authors Online, 2011,
ISBN 978-07552-1367-2

A comprehensive textbook of Troab shorthand for self-study or classroom teaching.

Copious practice work is given throughout.

Available from Booksellers and online.

‘Simply Fast’ (Index)

If your book has an incorrect Index, Download and print this amended Index and insert in the textbook.

Revised Index

Comparisons between Troab (T-Script) shorthand and Teeline

The Troab shorthand method is unique in its two-level approach; however the Troab Professional level may be compared with Teeline in certain aspects.

Some of the salient features of the two methods are summarized here.

Summary of salient features compared, Troab & Teeline

1. Consonant design; T and D

2. Writing TH

3. Writing N

4. Indicating R

5. Writing L

6. Short forms for common words

7. The Word Footprint; average number of pen-strokes to form a shorthand word outline.

Troab  2.0            Teeline 2.6

e.g. 400 word text,  
Troab, 400 x 2.0 = 800 pen srokes.
Teeline, 400 x 2.6 = 1040
(the difference of 240 pen strokes approximates to writing 100 words)

Detailed Comparisons between
Troab Shorthand and Teeline

Download Comparison PDF

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