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I took the test recently and (sm)

Posted By: Long-time MT on 2008-09-18
In Reply to: WebmedX test - GH

I didn't use a footpedal, although that would definitely have made it easier. They told me I could download some software that would engage the pedal, but I didn't want to bother.

They also said there was no time limit, so I did it in stages.

I did the report using the mouse to stop and start. Then I went back over it listening and filling in the blanks. I did some one day and finished the next. It was kind of fiddly but that was partly my choice in not getting the pedal software.

BTW, I was able to pass the test.

BTW2, it was way better than many years ago when I had to travel to take a test or when I had to wait for a tape and try to hunt down a cassette transcriber.

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I recently started a new job and was getting (sm)
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