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Their platform is proprietary and you can use Shorthand...sm

Posted By: Long time THer on 2006-06-20
In Reply to: thank you...sm - LavenderMT

with it, or ShortCut.  Those 2 I know for sure are compatible.  I really like the platform - it's called ChartMatrix.  It keeps a running total of your lines as you type, so you know right where your production is at any given time.   They pay for headers, footers and spaces which is great. 

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works with your version of Word.  It uses express scribe.
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Precyse has their own proprietary platform, modeled after DocQScribe. nm
Work for them, they use Shorthand and platform sm

is Acuity at least on my particular account.

Their own platform. Shorthand, Word based. nm
It is their own platform but not word based. Shorthand is the macro stuff.
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Am heavily dependent on sophisticated Expanders that incorporate code script, like ShortHand and InstanText.  Can anyone recommend reputable employers whose platforms are compatible with these programs? 

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Yes, Shorthand. They have an address datatbase that is in Shorthand, so that's what they sm
prefer you use.  nm
Shhh.....don't think anyone else does. Probably proprietary. nm
They have their own proprietary software...
very similar to MS Word. Easy to use. Disregard the person's post about 8.5 cpl for 1400 lpd - should get facts from the recruiter about pay and benefits. If you want to ask any more questions, I would be happy to e-mail you.
Platforms are proprietary...
...and based on account. To my knowledge, there are three, distinguished by version number: 3.5, 3.8, and 4.0. This has come about through Spheris acquiring other transcription companies and assimilating their proprietary platforms.

I work on TWS 3.8. It's not bad, but it could be better. The Expanders are crude and it takes some time to build up a good collection of them. It won't correct for capitalization, i.e., changing the first letter of the first word of a sentence to upper-case a LA MS Word and other typical office word processing programs. It can be a bit crashy at times. Still, many people do very well with it, and I can't fault the training provided--though keep in mind, I was trained three years ago. There may have been changes since then.

Hope that helps.
Apex is proprietary thought sm
How were you on it at another company?
I believe Apex is a proprietary software used only by

Transolutions.  Unless there is some other platform by the name of Apex 


Does anyone use V-Script software with Transform or anywhere else? Is it good? Is it proprietary? nm
Is it proprietary software you guys are using or a "name brand," like ChartScript, etc.? nm
Contact from 1/07 said their proprietary software was clunky&slow, and that running out of
RISS is not a platform. RIS stands for Radiology Information System. The platform sm
would be EXText.
MDI-MD platform is fast, not full of problems like Transcend platform or MDI-FL

On Transcend platform you have to click, click, click all day and still get errors, change screens constantly -  its a nightmare to work in. 

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!!


I understand how to make a word capitalized if it's one of the entries in shorthand, but I'm talking about having the first word in any sentence come out capped even if it's not something I'm expanding.  I do appreciate your answers, I really do, but they still don't address what I'm trying to do.  I want to be able to type along and have the first letter of any given sentence be capped without doing it manually...like you normally can do when just typing along in Word and using autocorrect....except that I don't use autocorrect any longer and now use just ShortHand..and thought there must be a way to set it up to use that command of capping the first word in new sentences.  That's what I need to know about:)

For the replies about how to set this up in autocorrect, I thank you, but if you notice I'm Not using autocorrect as when I copy and paste part of a report into my Word document, the copying and pasting procedure completely turns off autocorrect...but it doesn't bother ShortHand and I can still use my expanders in ShortHand..whereas nothing will expand from autocorrect if the text has been pasted in the document.

Can you type in emdat using shorthand? I had always heard Expanders did not work with the program and would mess it up.
Yes, I use Shorthand. I still was using PRD+ and was able sm
to convert it, so I was very happy. It is amazing how many entries you end up with.

I still think that PRD+ is better but I am used to ShortHand now.
Shorthand & TA
Although you can't use ShortHand with TA. Fast Chart can import your word list into TAspeed for you to use so you don't have to recreat your list.

If you are trying to get an Expander that works in windows in general (email, ftp, any program)--then I use shorthand.  I use it a lot when typing emails or anything really..good luck.


Or what about Shorthand? nm
I use MS Word the auto correct and Expanders and that seems to work fine.  What would be different if I went to Instant Text or Flash Type of one of those? And what is a good one to use?
Yes. I'm at TT and use Shorthand.
Can you use shorthand
with IChart?  Thanks!
PC Shorthand
work very well with MediTech
with shorthand, you don't have to --sm
*fiddle with it*, it just works on it's own. I hated IT. Still have it in the box with an inch of dust on it. What a waste of a huge amount of money! with shorthand, you just start typing and any words entered into its dictionary by yu just expand on their own. Wish I had the money back I had spent on InstanText..180.00 as opposed to 29.99 ...um, gee, I don't know which to choose! *fiddling with it* to get it to work as opposed to just typing...hmmm.
I use ShortHand and love it.
I also use PC Shorthand...
...and really like it. It is easy to learn and easy to use. As one of the other posters said, you can get a 30-day free trial. Nothing to lose.
Why don't you just use Shorthand to...

If you don't want to do that you can still use SH to expand into the header field. You don't have to manually type it out or pick from the list.

For numbered lists it's 1 keystroke - ctrl+L.

Very easy.

Will we be able to use our ShortHand with the new WMX VR? nm
Yes, SPi does use this platform....it's a great platform, but not worth working for SPi. nm
Shorthand shortcut
May I ask the name of the shorthand shortcut software you use?
How did you get shorthand to work with it?
Deb H said they did not think it would.
ExText. And I am able to use my Shorthand with it. nm
Hi: Only Shorthand is and they recommend it.
It comes with Shorthand or use autocorrect.
I like the system
DocQscribe and Shorthand
Does ShortHand work with the DocQScribe platform?  Thanks
I think it's a yes to all. I use ShortHand. Waiting to be set up for the
Keystrokes allows you to use Shorthand
I love shorthand
Its compatible with everything because it runs independently. So you can be doing email or Word, or WP or be working on a specific platform and it will work for you.
How do you bold in ShortHand? nm
{@KEY ctrl+b}?{@KEY ctrl+b}

Copy this, put it in the text, where the ? mark is add what you want, like {@KEY ctrl+b}CHIEF COMPLAINT{@KEY ctrl+b} I put ccbx (the bx is to determine it is bold)to differentiage it from any other description so all bold descriptions will all have bx at the end. Hope this helps
They provide shorthand and sm
you have to have high-speed internet connection. Even with that, the last few days the platform has been iffy.  They like to blame it on the internet, but they platform is the problem.   Cuts out constantly.  Lots of downtime.
I have used both, prefer Shorthand (SM)
Learning curve was too tedious and long on instant text. I found I could program ShortHand to do most of the same things.