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Dictaphone extext transnet

Posted By: blondie on 2007-12-28
In Reply to: Dictaphone Transnet foot pedal questions. - Help..

I use dictaphone Extext transnet and yes I had to get a dictaphone foot pedal to work. The company thought any pedal would work but Dictaphone said no it has to be dictaphone pedal.

Good luck!

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What does this mean? Dictphone Transnet to get voice and Dictaphone Extext to transcribe in. Thanks
Thanks for the help!
Dictaphone TransNet - Very easy
Snow Bunny,

TransNet and ExText is very easy and simple to use. It is a Word based platform.

Depending on how your queue is set up, you usually download 5-10 reports at a time. When you finish one and upload it, the other comes in to be transcribed simultaneously. Cable modem is the fastest and easiest and it takes not time at all to download - say 20 reports will download in about 1 minute.

I know those two accounts you mention - I am not sure what you are asking? You can only download the entire day's work if they set your queue up for that, otherwise you will get 5 or 10 at a time and once they upload, another one will download.

Or they can set you up with Administrative priveleges and you can see all the dictations in everybody's queue for the day.

Personally, I would prefer TransNet. You must remember, TransNet is just the communication or should I say voice download software. ExText is the transcription software. If you are only using TransNet, that will only download and upload your voice and you will transcribe your reports separately in Word.

If you are using TransNet and ExText, the entire program, you will download the voice as well as use the transcription platform, Word Based, and it should fill in the headers with patient, MR#, Visit, DOS, etc.

I hope you understand and I didn't confuse you.
Dictaphone Transnet question

I presently work with a Dictaphone C-phone but have been having problems with either my phone system (FIOS) or the phone, or both.  The boss suggested switching to Transnet. I have heard that when working on Transnet on your computer you cannot have access to the internet. I need to do a significant number of physician lookups for addresses, etc. so this would be a definite draw back. I'd like your opinion as to the pros and cons of the C-phone vs Transnet and if given the choice which would you prefer.

Thanks in advance.


I use ExText with Transnet. (sm)
I like it a lot, actually. I don't use the Expander built into it, but use Instant Text. I can't believe the same company who came out with the PowerScribe (shudder) came out with this product. It's pretty good for MT, IMO.

I think a lot depends on the server you're logging into. The hospital I transcribe for seems to have a good stable system.
Foot pedal for Dictaphone Transnet
Can I use a USB foot pedal with Dictaphone Transnet. I was told it has to be the foot pedal with what looks like a phone cord used in conjunction with a USB adapter.
WE need EXText TransNet Software

We need ExText TransNet software. How can we get this software. Please suggest me.




I was told since Dictaphone is Transnet only that foot pedal could be used
Like you, I already have 2 foot pedals - my desk floor is a maze of wires! Post if you find out differently, but again I was told had to be Dictaphone Transnet foot pedal.
Dictaphone Transnet foot pedal questions.
I'm going to be installing Dictaphone Extext program and accessing it through the Transnet part. I've tried figuring out whether I need a "special" Transnet foot pedal or not. Some earlier posts say yes and some say no, that they just use either a 9-pin or a 15-pin. So, I'm perplexed on what I currently have which is both of those and with which I also have USB adapters will work or if I need to order something from Dictaphone. Any help would be appreciated. I also wonder if possibly whether or not it works is due in part to your particular computer.
best sound- WinScribe Dictaphone Transnet-NO- see inside
Best sound is Winscribe. Google it. Has excellent, excellent sound, far better than Dictatphone ExtText (see below). Has demographics that are with the job, however I don't know if it has a way to make the demographics automatically download into a document--- my company does its own programming for that. ? May be ask.

Dictaphone ExtText is tedious, tedious, tedious. I don't know why people like it. And the Expander that comes with it is poor, very few features that typists would use and a some that work against you-i.e. it won't capitalize an abbreviation you have put in, even if you type it in caps. I worked on it twice, 5 years apart, and they NEVER upgraded the sound or other features to make it more MT-friendly. A company that puts SO LITTLE EFFORT into their product for the end-user will never get my vote! My input, my opinion.
Volume Setting Command for Transnet/ExText

Anyone there who knows how to "permanently" set the volume for Transnet/ExText speech?  I know to double-click on the volume icon to raise the volume for "Each Report", but not how to do it "permanently".  I did it once by accident, but with recent upgrades, it wiped it out again.  Anyone?  Thanks! 

I have a Dictaphone Transnet foot pedal for sale on the classifieds board

If you know anyone who is looking for one, please tell them about it. 

I think it's Dictaphone ExText
Someone on here said that once. Check the archives.
Dictaphone EXText

Anyone out there know Dictaphone EXText?  You need two phone lines, this is a dial-up account with a toll-free number.  E-Mail me and I can give you all the details. Great paying account.



Dictaphone EXText
I agree 100%. Extremely user friendly. Great system.
Dictaphone ExText
I have worked on Dictaphone and the only way I could get a job back was to ask my team lead to reassign it back to me. The only person who can get all jobs is a QA person, with the job lister, which downloads all of the jobs that have gone to QA or to the client.
ExTExt by dictaphone
Anyone have any experience with ExText platform...how did you like it..and if you know, how does it compare to DocQscribe?
When using Dictaphone ExText do you have
to be connected to the internet the entire time?   I googled it and didn't find anything that really detailed how it works.    I've been offered a position with a company using this (I tested for them months ago and they had position using C-phone and I wasn't interested and now they have offered this one via e-mail and I haven't talked with them to ask details).  I travel quite a bit and I don't want to be tied to a situation where I have to be on-line my entire work time. 
Dictaphone EXText
Can someone tell me about Dictaphone EXText.  Do you like it?
When you have Dictaphone/Extext open, you should also have another window open (maybe in the background) called Transet player.  On the transnet player box there is a tab called "more" this will give you the spot to change the speed.
Dictaphone ExText with Smartype?

Do any of you using Dictaphone ExText use Stedman's Smartype as your Expander instead of the expander that comes with ExText?  It should work because it uses Word but I am not having any luck.



Which companies are using Dictaphone ExText?

Who is using this platform, and can you tell me if it supports third-party expanders, i.e., Smartype specifically? 


I use Dictaphone ExText with ExpressScribe.
I have a question about Dictaphone ExText
I have emailed this question several times to my supe and haven't gotten an answer, so I'm hoping someone here may know.

On Dictaphone ExText how do you go back and re-listen to a dictation after a document has already been submitted to QA?

I can pull up the document and look at it all I want, but I don't know how to get the voice file so I can listen to the dictation. I know there has to be a way to do this because it was suggested that we do this once a document goes through QA so we can see/hear what the error was. I'll keep trying to get an answer from my supe, but I was just wondering if anyone here might know?

Dictaphone Extext & Smarttype
Does anyone use Stedmans Smartype in conjunction with Dictaphone Extext/Word Client?  If so, how do you disable the cc (shortcuts) in Extext?  I am using Word 2000 so I know Smartype works with that but not sure about using in with Extext/Word Client.
Does anyone have a pdf format for dictaphone EXText
I am starting with a new company and need the user manual for Dictaphone ExText and cannot find a download for it anywhere......does any body have one that you would be willing to email to a fellow MT. I would really appreciate that or any links where I can find one.
Dictaphone's ExText, so far. Love it! nm
Dictaphone ExText system
Any comments? Easy to work with, hard?
Dictaphone Extext manual

I was just wondering if anybody can tell me where to find a manual for Extext?  I did a Google search but could not find anything.  I do not need the whole manual, but I would like to know some of the shortcuts of using the program.


Dictaphone EXText Speech

Are there any MT companies doing Dictaphone EXText Speech. 

Dictaphone EXText Speech
Thanks.  Appreciate your reply. I guess not too many companies use this, as I have not received any other replies. 
My company uses Dictaphone and ExText and I have..
never had a problem. I use the laptop pretty much all the time. Best Buy has a business computer section that you can order a laptop from. They are much less expensive than the floor models and all the bells and whistles and a lot come with XP, not Vista.
Dictaphone extext question
Can someone please tell me how I get the little box to open that allows me to speed up or slow down the dictation? Sometimes it opens automatically and sometimes it does not. How do I make it open when it does not appear automatically?
It is the ESP Expander with Dictaphone ExText--If you can believe it, it won't allow caps if you
Yes, that's right, Dictaphone's Expander that comes with ExtText won't allow anything that you use as an expansion come into the document capitalized.

So, when you type your abbreviation for ANY WORD you have in ESP, it will NEVER be capitalized, unless like in, say, 1925, you type the Shift key with it.

I hate this profession. I hate all these programs. THey NEVER take into account the MT. Cars following voice instructions? No problem. MP3 player that respond to your voice? No problem. Get Word to do simple things that it should do, like cap after periods, God, too much trouble. Let the "little girls," just deal with all the software problems day after day. Dictaphone--what a laugh. I worked on ExtText FIVE YEARS AGO-- ANd it still has the SAME fricking clumbsy program? Also, you have to do "Shift ?" to find informaion in fields. LIke give me a break. Give us a key to hit, like, I don't know, Search, that't be good. No, make us type Shift ?. Where do these people get off. Do they ever even type on these programs? Or talk to the people who use them.

MT is so antiquated when it comes to programming, it is a big joke. Anyone work for a company that gets the demographics and has fast, easy programming, let me know. TX
dictaphone extext is there a way to sign off a dictation
without having to create a document on the Dictaphone system. A doctor dictated a letter that has no demographics. How can I bypass their system and type in my own document? All answers much appreciated
Instant Text and Dictaphone's ExText
No problem. You can use Instant Text with Dictaphone's ExText and ExSpeech platform.

You can also import any esp file that you have built in Dictaphone's platform and you can use your list in Instant Text.

If you have any questions you can always call Textware Solutions at 1 800 355 5251

Textware Solutions

Love Dictaphone's ExText here, even with its occasional glitches. nm
Dictaphone also makes it's own little fan-shaped pedal to be used with ExText/
Dictaphone EXText Word Client question.

I've been working along and all of sudden I noticed my trans status window is gone.  It's the little window that shows your downloaded jobs waiting to be transcribed/edited.  How do I get the box back without logging out and logging back in?  I'm not sure where it went or how I closed it, but I must have inadvertently clicked something.


Does anyone know if there's a free Dictaphone ExText instruction manual online somewhere? nm
How can I install my Dictaphone EXText shorthands in basic word?
Is that possible?  If so how do you do it.  I know what my ShortHand file is named and where it is saved.  I am using basic word a lot and don't want to put everything in under autocorrect by hand.  Thanks for your time!
Part-time work using Extext/word client/dictaphone
Anyone know any companies that are hiring that use this system?  I really want to start part-time and then probably commit to full time later.  I really want a company that supplies your equipment!  Thanks.
Question for mini-laptop users. Are you able to use Dictaphone Extext program
on one of these. I noticed a lot of them do have Windows XP Home Edition but only like Microsoft Works for the word processing. I guess my question is are you able to down Dictaphone or does it have to have a Word processin program in order to download it.
It's Dictaphone's ExText and it's good/easy, but some feel the line counts are skewed at
Lanier is a type of dictaphone, but when speaking of a C-phone, it's meant as the Dictaphone Con
Is Transnet the same as VPN? nm
I train MTs on TransNet. Yes, you can use the Internet at the same time. Who told you that you can't? Just curious.
While in TransNet, go into "Player Settings". Move the slider, for volume, to the + end. You have to click the OK button after you adjust the volume. If you don't click OK, your volume will go back to where it was in the first place.

Hi Everyone!

Do you know if Lanier makes a sofware package similar to TransNet in which you can sign onto their system, download your voice files, and then sign off?  If so, what is the name of that software?



TransNet users
1.  Have long have you been using TransNet?  Is it hard to learn?


2.  Does it work with Word 2003?


3.  Do you d/l the files through a modem or through a cable or DSL line?


4.  If you have a cable or DSL line ... how long would it take for you to download, say, all of the Alta Bates or Sequoia reports. I ask about those only because I can translate that into lines in my head. IOW, "it takes 1 hour to d/l a full day of Alta Bates." This way I could figure out where things would stand on one of the accounts I work on.


5.  Would you rather use TransNet or C-phone? Why (whatever your choice is) <-- this is the critical question, so feel free to go into detail


6.  What happens if you've download a batch of files and your hard drive crashes? Are those files gone forever or are the "originals" still on the master system?

Transnet question
Does anyone use this program - getting ready to start using it, would appreciate any information regarding productivity, etc.  Thanks!!
Does anyone use this software on a laptop; if so, have you experienced any problems.  I am thinking of installing on my laptop to take on vacation with me this summer so I can work a bit if needed.  Thanks!