I'd suggest printing something, not doing this in any book. However, if you have a cheap book or an old book and want to do this you can. I just love books, so I would not recommend.
From my book "Expert Shorthand Speed Course, Simplified Edition " c1951
So this shorthand is simplified (the outline for the word "but" is "b-t" and "reporter" is spelled out more), maybe a few anniversary forms tossed in (they added anniversary brief forms to be an speed expert).