n. Word for Word
Verbatim is a template for Microsoft Word designed to facilitate paperless debating. It's in use by the vast majority of college debate programs, as well as almost every summer high school debate institute. Verbatim 4+ is completely compatible with the Open Paperless Project – which means you can seamlessly use evidence from Verbatim with other OPP compatible templates.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are using some versions of Norton/Symantec Anti-virus, you may get a false positive virus alert when downloading or trying to use Verbatim. There is nothing harmful in Verbatim - it just trips an auto-detection rule when an installer contains a file with macros. I have contacted Symantec, and this should be resolved in the next update of their virus definitions, but in the interim, you're best off either disabling Norton (which is unnecessary and terrible anyway), or configuring your Norton settings to "whitelist" Verbatim. You may need to reinstall Verbatim after doing so.
IMPORTANT NOTE #2: If after installing the Mac version, the Setup Wizard opens every time you open Word, even after going through all the steps, you just need to delete your Verbatim.plist file, which is usually located at ~/Library/Preferences/Verbatim.plist
IMPORTANT NOTE #3: Verbatim does not yet work with Mac Office 2016. It just came out, so I haven't had time to update it yet. Yes, I will update it. Keep checking back here for updates.
Note: Verbatim requires a "full" version of Microsoft Office (Office 365 or regular), which includes support for VBA Macros. It will not work with the Office Starter Pack, Office Home and Student, Office RT (e.g. for the Surface tablet), Office for iPad, or Office for Android.
Verbatim Manual – Old manual for version 4.6. New online manual for version 5.0 coming soon.
Cite Maker - Chrome extension for automatically generating cites.
Verbatim 5.1.1 Standalone Template (PC) – For performing a manual installation on the PC if the above package doesn’t work for you.
NavPaneCycle.exe - Utility for cycling heading levels in the Word Navigation Pane. PC only, for performing a standalone installation.
Timer.exe - Most recent version of Alex Gulakov’s Debate Synergy Timer. PC only, for performing a standalone installation.
Verbatim 5.0 Standalone Template (Mac) – For performing a manual installation on the Mac if the above package doesn’t work for you.
Verbatim 5.1 Automatic Installer (PC)
Verbatim 5.1 Standalone Template (PC)
Verbatim 5.0 Automatic Installer (PC)
Verbatim 5.0 Standalone Template (PC)
Verbatim 4.6 Automatic Installer (PC)
Verbatim 4.6 Standalone Template (PC) – For performing a manual installation on the PC if the above package doesn’t work for you.
Verbatim Mac 4.6 Automatic Installer (Mac)
Verbatim Mac 4.6 Standalone Template (Mac)
Verbatim Mac 4.5.1 Automatic Installer (Mac)