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medical spellchecker software

Posted By: need medical spellcheck on 2009-06-10
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I know this has been asked numerous times, but I just updated computers and had Stedmans medical spellcheck 2005.  When I called them to activate it on my new computer (I figured they wouldn't do it, it being so old) they told me it doesn't support MS Word 2007 anyway, and it will cost $99 to upgrade to that version.  My question is, what medicl spellcheck does anyone recommend for me that isn't so expensive but is a very good medical spellcheck. Since that is what you all do for a living I wanted to get some opinions.  Thanks very much.

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medical spellchecker software

I know this has been asked numerous times, but I just updated computers and had Stedmans medical spellcheck 2005.  When I called them to activate it on my new computer (I figured they wouldn't do it, it being so old) they told me it doesn't support MS Word 2007 anyway, and it will cost $99 to upgrade to that version.  My question is, what medicl spellcheck does anyone recommend for me that isn't so expensive but is a very good medical spellcheck. Since that is what you all do for a living I wanted to get some opinions.  Thanks very much.

Spellex medical spellchecker and line count software

Does anyone use this program.  Is it any good. I have abacus right now that I have had for about 8 or 9 years and I really like it but I just upgraded to Word 2007 and I don't like the way it does the new count. It is a stand alone now instead of working inside Word and it does not seem to be as accurate and function as well.  Also I have Dorlands electronic medical spellchecker and I really like it because it will correct things automatically that I misspell and stuff and it words directly in Word but it is not compatible with Word 2007.  Does anyone have any advice on this or any software that is good and works with Word 2007? 


It's not a MEDICAL spellchecker. You have to convince them to add the medical spellchecker.
unless you feel like adding 10,000 medical terms on your own time LOL
And there is a medical spellchecker
at most places (yes, I've worked places there was not and every medical term had to be added meticulously to the regular spellchecker. I've also worked places where the spellchecker had many, many errors in it, so keep that possibility in mind. Be ever so careful about adding terms, be they MD names or new drugs or whatever.

Use a program like ShortHand to help you with words you chronically misspell and common phrases, even if they are just English phrases. There are tricks. For instance, type ecoli and have it change to E. coli. But have some special ending (I use j) to add to it to make it spell out this tricky bacteria in full, properly capitalized. Do you think I remember each time the right way to type HER-2/neu ? No, I just type h2n and the above pops up for me. Plenty of tricks available for the trickiest terms.
medical spellchecker
how many of you use a medical spellchecker?  I was wanting to purchase one.  Do you have any suggestions as to what's the best kind to purchase?
Do you have the medical dictionary or just the spellchecker? I'm
curious about the electronic dictionary.  Thanks.
Need Medical Spellchecker and Word.
Anyone know where I can find an affordable medical spellchecker and also an affordable copy of MS Word 2000 or 2003?  Thanks :-)
Problems with medical spellchecker

Not sure but it could possibly be that your version of Word is not compatible with your spellchecking program.  I recently had to reinstall my Stedmans and from what I recall, I did not see the version of Word listed that you were referring to in your post.  You might want to call Stedmans or whomever you have your spellchecking software through and check with them.

Electronic medical spellchecker

Can anyone tell me the best electronic medical spellchecker on the market and where I can buy it? Starting a new account and it is required to have.




Medical Spellchecker Question

The other day a technician (from the doctor's office that I work for) was in my computer fixing a problem I had.  The next thing I know, my medical spellchecker is nowhere to be found.  He insists he didn't delete it.  Has this happened to anyone else?  Any idea if it's still in my computer somewhere or how you could tell.  I did a simple search but came up empty.  Needless to say I'm not very happy. 

Electronic spellchecker and line counting software for Word 07

Does anyone know of any line counting software and electronic medical spellchecker that works in Word that is out there for Word 97.  I just upgraded to Office 2007 and my abacus does not do the same and I really don't like it in the standalone version and also my Dorland's electronic medical spellchecker will not even install on this version of Word.  Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions.  Please help as I have to have this to do my job. 

Thanks so much

More specifically, free medical spellchecker, sorry about that..
DocQscribe Platform and Medical Spellchecker.
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DocQscribe Platform and Medical Spellchecker.
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Looking for a good medical spellchecker that doesn't cost as much?

Is everyone just using spellex or stedmans or are there lower cost alternatives? 

How did you find them in the first place?  Just curious because I don't want a cheaper product to act cheap also.

Any ideas?


Don't need a medical dictionary, but you should have the Stedman's spellchecker loaded. Can
Recommendations for a medical spellchecker for MS Word 2003? Thanks. nm
I also need a medical spellchecker compatible with Vista. Any ideas? TIA. nm
What is the best medical spellcheck software?
I am currently looking into medical spellcheck and medical dictionary.  Does anybody have suggestions as to what is the best and most comprhensive?
Stedman's medical dictionary software

Has anyone had any experience with the Stedman's medical dictionary software?  I will be starting with a new company at home soon and I'm wondering about compatibility, etc.  Any info would be appreciated!  Thank you!

Everytime you re-load Word you need to re-load Stedmans medical spellchecker.
I use Sylvan software's medical spell checker and ...am
also their Shortcut word expander. I love both of them. Unfortunately, the spellchecker does not work in DocQscribe, which I work in now. I wish I could get it to because I hate the DocQScribe spellchecker.
Yeah, you're right. Who cares who licenses your software? Heck, I use all pirated software anyw

why pay for anything, right?

Except that is AGAINST THE LAW!!!

A friend of mine got one and she is finding that some of her software, specifically her ISP software
If u need server software, try guild ftp. If just user software
then try cuteftp, coffeecupftp, or wsftp. They don't charge a line rate and I believe guildftp server software is still free.
I would buy new a Dorland's Medical Dictionary, Stedmans Medical and Surgical Equipment...SM

and Tessier's The Surgical Word Book, 3rd edition.  Books you could buy used I would say would be Stedman's Pathology and Lab Medicine and Cardiology/Pulmonary word book.  These are all the books I use the most during my day.  You could buy other speciality word books as you need them and could probably go used with those.

I wouldn't bother with buying a drug book, new editions come out every year and I just stick to the FDA website and RXList as my drug references.

Also FYI, not a book, but I use my Stedman's Electronic Medical Dictationary a lot.  It's easier to open the program than it is to pick up a huge 30-pound dictionary.

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I have always used Steadman's (provided by employer), but had to buy one for an IC job.  I got Dorland's spellchecker free with the purchase of a Dorland's dictionary (less than $50).  I find it to be similar to Steadman's and thrilled that I didn't have to spend $100+.  I am not sure if they are still offering this software free, but worth checking into (I bought the 30th edition about a year ago).   
It does have a its own Spellchecker...

I have worked in several different Meditech systems.  They all had spellcheckers and you can even add words (new medicines). 


I am managing 10 copy editors at a pharmaceutical company. I am going to get a med/pharm/?vet spellchecker and would be interested in opinions on the best one.

I am leaning heavily towards Stedman's or Spellex as both offer quarterly updates.

Your opinions would be appreciated.



I have the same problem and was wondering the same thing!
I work in Meditech/Word and my spellchecker is shift F9 for sure. Has worked for 3 years as shift F9.
I need to purchase a medical spellchecker.  Which one is the best one to get?
I don't know about the spellchecker
I don't know how it is with the spellchecker, but the electronic word books now you can only download twice.    If buying on e-bay and they have a very good rating I probably wouldn't hesitate to buy it and then if it didn't work you could return it or they could refund you, otherwise I would probably be hesitant to purchase used. 
I use Dorland's. I just bought the newest edition of the dictionary which comes with the spellchecker cd. Up-to-date and easy to install.
If you had to purchase a medical spellchecker for your computer, which brand would you buy and where are good prices for them?
need spellchecker

HI my computer crashed three days ago. I have a new computer and desperately need a spellchecker. spent money on new computer.  Does anyone have Stedmans or Spellex they would be willing to remote to me?


new to mt - need a spellchecker and wav pedal

i've heard spellex is good. anyone have any experience with this program. all my friends seem to love it.

i also need a good wav pedal. used is fine.

tia all!

A spellchecker is the backbone (sm)
of what you do. Do not take shortcuts on this. Save money elsewhere.
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Editing Spellchecker
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I am an independent contractor with a company which utilizes Bayscribe for transcription. Recently, I have been receiving feedback that I have been sending reports with spelling/typo errors. It turns out that the spellchecker which is programmed as part of Bayscribe has a long list of words which are misspelled which will pass as correct! I spent a lot of time one day programming all the incorrect words in the spellchecker as "treat as misspelled." Unfortunately, once I log off Bayscribe the spellchecker cancels out my instructions and the words once again pass through as correct. This is extremely annoying to say the least! It is my understanding that the programmer refuses to fix this. I was wondering if anyone else had come across this problem and if so, what you did to fix it. Currently, I am copying my report into Word and running my Stedman's spellcheck on it.

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I know this is probably a silly question, but..I loaded Stedman's Spellchecker on my computer awhile back but have never used it.  Today I was looking for it on my computer and can't find it.  Should it come up under program files on your computer? or does it just combine with spellchecker in Word somehow and not show up on its own as a program?  I thought maybe someone here who uses it could point me in the right direction.  Is there some way you can make adjustments to it or is just part of Word after you load it?  Thanks much for any help!!
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Stedman's spellchecker
How often do you update your spellchecker? I bought a Stedman's spellchecker almost a year ago (2006 version) and I received in the mail information about updating to 2007.  I am not sure if I should update yet or not.  TIA
You NEED the spellchecker. Go stedmans.com and get
Spellchecker problems
I'm having trouble loading my Stedman's spellchecker.  It keeps asking for the response code and then won't take it.  My computer messed up and I'm having to reload everything and now I can't get this back on.  Anyone else have this happen?  What did you do?
Bayscribe spellchecker

My spellchecker is not correcting.  When it stops on a word, I will correct it and submit but when I go back to look at the report the word is still spelled wrong.  Anybody know how to fix that?  Have never had a problem with it before. 

Meditech Spellchecker

My hosp has a very old version of Stedman's loaded into Meditech and have to look up and add words to the library.  You typing in Word or MOX?

How often do you update your spellchecker? nm