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Shorthand, any expander that works with Word

Posted By: trx'er on 2008-06-06
In Reply to: Looking for info on the TRX platform, what expanders I can use, etc. sm - Considering an offer

Great company to work for - some dictators are difficult to understand at first, very good compensation.

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Oh. I use my own expander ShortHand and it works perfectly.
No problem getting my 275 to 300+ lines an hour either.
I am not following how you make the macro, in word? or expander like shorthand? Help me.
The platform is Word. Their program works with Word but does not change how Word works. nm
The benefits just changed the first part of this month. I don't have them but I remember them being reasonabl for a single person. Family and spouse was not reasonable in any way (in my opinion).
Do you mean the Shorthand expander?
trying to import DQS expander to Shorthand (sm)
What file do I look for and where/how do I find it?  Step by step instructions would be nice.  Thank you. :-)
ShortHand is an expander program.
small to medium company that works in Word or Word-based program - email me. nm
I only use my Shorthand. I have never used the Bayscribe expander..too much trouble. nm
Shorthand or ExText expander system? Which is
Axolotl computer comes with SpeedType Expander which is the same as Shorthand
Don't know where you got your information about not being able to use Exanders with Lotus, but I just started with Axolotl and the computer I got was already equipped with SpeedType  (another name for Shorthand, which means you will be able to transfer most other Expanders directly into it).  Also, I did some random character counts on reports where I used expanders a lot and ones where I had to mostly hand type, and the lines counts were right on.  You get credit for the lines whether you type it or use the expander.  Also, a lot of companies ask for computer rental -- Webmedx $250, Amphion $25 per month for 2 years, and I would much rather have their computer that I can send back if it crashes (and they will get another one to me in 24 hours) rather than have to run out and buy myself a new one in order to be able to work again. 
TransHealth. In fact ShortHand is the expander they recommend for use with...sm
their platform.
Just wanna work in Word - need company that works in WORD! nm
Their program works with Word and does not change how Word functions. sm
You use your own expander. Overall I feel it is user friendly and I like it.
Shorthand is a very easy expander program to import dictionaries into.
Other than that, I agree with most of what you said about Spheris.  I didn't care for them either.  They weren't completely horrible, but I was on three different accounts in less than three weeks because they kept running out of work on my primary.  I couldn't keep all those account specs straight and was off of QA after a week.  The accounts were serious ESL, and the reports were ultra short.  I couldn't make any money with them either.  I put my resume out on the MTStars database and accepted a parttime IC position with a small MTSO.  I made three times as much there per month versus what I made at Spheris.
shorthand works great
I use ShortHand with Meditech and it works great. Used it for other programs as well.
Now I dont care for Meditech but that is another story...

Is there an expander program out there that works

I'm looking for an Expander that can do the following:

1. Backspace function command.

2. Will expand a shortcut even when hitting the period or colon afterwards, i.e. px. will expand to patient and FH: will expand to FAMILY HISTORY:

3. Will expand in caps if I type the shortcut in caps.

So, something like the Bayscribe expander. Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

MTStars FlashType works just like Shorthand and costs less.
see link below
They use SpeedType built in to their system - works just like Shorthand.NM
The expander is the least of it. It works just fine. Line count seems
I thinkt that Shorthand works in more platforms, learned from experience. sm
I also think that not all platforms are bad, and that discouraging a fellow MT from learning more and Expander her horizons is not right. We should all learn as much about our field as possible and keep open minds as far as new technology is concerned.
word expander
Is there a word Expander that can be used with IDXrad?
FlashType is cheaper and works equally as well as Shorthand and has a free demo.
See FlashType link below...
word expanders. Shorthand.
TransTech Word Expander
You say that you like TransTech. What do you think of the Word Expander that has NOTHING in it? That is what has been driving me crazy. I am trying to get them to let me use Smartype for MS Word, but tech told me they weren't sure I could even use it given the platform they have. Plus I would have to pay for it, but it would be worth it to get all of my THOUSANDS of shortcuts back. I would have to start over, but words and phrases already loaded, it won't take me long. With the expander they have, you'll be adding shortcuts until the day you quit as you have to stop and look up the spelling of a word if you're not sure of it, whereas with ST, the word is already there. You either use SmarType's shortcut or create one you like better.
So again, I take it the Word Expander having nothing in it doesn't bother you? I like the company too, but the small print and worthless word expander does not make me a happy camper. I'm trying to find a different company. Also they do pay decent, but most all companies pay decent if you have a lot of experience, which I do.
Word expander with Precyse? sm
Does anyone know what word Expander Precyse uses? Thanks.
Does anyone know which word expander Spheris uses? nm
So if we use an expander and don't actually "type" word, then

we don't get paid for those Expanders used, huh?

This just better not be why our line counts are so low with TT  and Extext !!

Keystrokes/word expander
Getting ready to take a job with Keystrokes on Meditech software....I can't believe there is not a word expander...what are others using. 
Their own platform. Shorthand, Word based. nm
Glad to see I'm not the only one with a feisty word-expander! I totally.. (nm)
Word-based, expander included, easy to use...NM
iType is word based, iText Expander SM...
is included in the program and it works great for me. They were able to import my old PRD files right into it. Cost zero. You do need your own spellchecker. Pretty good program, reasonably MT friendly.
Keystrokers - do you work in Word - Can you use ShortHand - How many lines for fulltime? Thanks
It is their own platform but not word based. Shorthand is the macro stuff.
Pretty decent place to work.
changing docQscribe word expander to auto-correct

I have been hired at a company that uses Word auto-correct.  I have thousands of expansions in DocQScribe aco.user file.  I have found the file in my computer and brought it up on notepad.  Anybody able to have this imported to auto-correct?  I called the company support and they said it is doubful.  This may be a deal killer as it would take hundreds of hours to start from scratch.  Thanks for your time.

Need a company with dialup and that works in Word nm
Need a company with dialup and that works in Word
You might want to try FutureNet. The downloading and uploading is slow depending on the size of the account, but I had to use an air card for a bit, and that worked fine. Also do a search on MtJobs for example because there are a few other companies that allow dialup and if they use an FTP site, that should work as well although a bit slow.
I think MT-World is a software "shell" that works around your Word program. Does anyone know f
Need company with simple sytem that works in Word that can accept dialup - nm
It does work, you do not need to "make" it work.. it works in all word based programs.
Yes, Shorthand. They have an address datatbase that is in Shorthand, so that's what they sm
prefer you use.  nm
ExText is integrated with Word. Auto correct is a part of Word.
ExText is a Word based platform. When the page opens for you to type the document it will be just like you are typing in MS Word.
anyone work for Oracle - do they use Word or a Word-based program - e-mail me nm
Does the Emdat platform use Word or is it Word-based? nm
Word for Word Medical Transcription
Pros and cons please.
In his ad, he's asking for Word Perfect, not Word, if that matters. nm
The platform is not Word, but it is Word-based. I
had little Word experience and the recruiter told me to try to find a book to learn the basics of Word as their program is Word-based. 
Now I wish they would just call me back......no word no word and
What is up with these MT companies that advertise. They don't even answer. I have a great resume, tons of experience. I'm confused.
word for word company
does anyone know about word for word transcription company?  how are they to work for, platform?  thanks in advance!
I was told I could use word pad since I don't have word

I have 1 computer to speak of that I did not buy personally.  the company has their own platform and their own computer to be rented.  I would not be typing in word.  I have never had a problem testing this way before.  I am not saying certified is better.  I was explaining my circumstance.  I have my own personal computer ordered for my use and I wanted to test fast without waiting. geez.

Hi, I asked this question on the equipment board, but I haven't received any messages from anyone there, so I hope you don't mind my posting it here: 

I've just started using the Shorthand expander and I love it, but I'm hoping someone will be able to tell me how to get it to capitalize the first letter of new sentences in a word document platform.  It expands better than any program I've ever used, but it doesn't cap the first letter in the sentence and it would be So helpful if it did.

If anyone can share how to do that with me, I'd really appreciate it!! Or,if it can't be done please let me know that also:)  Thanks in advance!!