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MDI-FL - is the internet platform/MS word a good

Posted By: MT on 2005-10-14
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platform.  I understand they have about 4 different platforms.  I would be interested in the proprietary internet platform that uses MS Word.  Is it user friendly and productive, can you see your line counts immediately, what type of short cut Expander is used, and the type of voice player to download jobs?


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