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Extext word speech question

Posted By: Dottie on 2009-02-24
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I am a new MT, and I am greatful for my new opportunity, but I was told being a new MT means I have to produce like the experienced MTs and show what I can do.   I am working on Extext word speech program, and it seems like no one has an answer about using short cutkeys to produce quicker.  Is there any shortcut keys to use for this program and if so where are they?  Is there a shortcut key for using the numbering without going to the toolbar? any functions to move spaces quicker without clicking the mouse, etc.

I really want to do well.  Any help is appreciated.  Thanks!!!!!!!

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