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I switched from SH to Instant Text a couple of years ago and would never go back.

Posted By: sm on 2007-01-31
In Reply to: Have used Shorthand for years..am considering switching to Instant Text..need opinions..sm - wannabe faster

I increased my productivity another 30 percent pretty quickly. And you can still use your old shortcuts with IT. Browse through the IT Commands forum on Productivity Talk for tricks you never thought you could do with a text expander.



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I switched from Shorthand to Instant Text.. sm
and love my Instant Text! It is much smarter than I am though and I am still learning, but it has features that ShortHand did not. The support staff is great and the Productivity Board is also very helpful. There is a lot of information there and if you have not visited it, I would suggest you check it out as there are Shorthand and IT users there. It is www.productivitytalk.com.
I switched from Shorthand to Instant Text and my experience was...s/m

I'm curious to see what the reactions were from those that went from SH to IT versus IT to SH.  I'm getting ready to switch from IT to SH and really need some input from you well seasoned professionals! 


I truly appreciate your time and help!


I switched from Instant Text to Shorthand and my experience was....s/m

I'm curious to see what the reactions were from those that went from IT to SH.  Were you glad or did you go back?  Please, help.  I'm seriously contemplating a  switch from IT to SH and really need some input from you well seasoned professionals! 


I truly appreciate your time and help!


I just switched from Instant Text to Smartype & LOVE IT! sm
I don't know which Expander you are using at the moment, but I finally made the switch from Instant Text to Smartype and the only regret I have is not doing it sooner.

I know I'm in the minority, but Instant Text just had too many bells and whistles for me. IMO, the Smartype is much more user friendly AND my productivity has increased around 50 lines per hour!

Good luck!
I switched from WP51 to Word a couple years ago
I chose InstantText as my Expander because it would import my PRD list and that was important to me to make me feel comfortable out the gate. Several of my co-workers didn't really like IT but at the time, it was the one that had the easiest import function and I *had* to have my PRD to type! IT's not cheap, but I think it's well worth the investment.

Also, I highly recommend Laura Bryan's book on Word. There is another lady who is a Word guru, Cheryl something (I'm sorry I can't remember her name at the moment) who is also very good. Basically these are MTs who know you have to keep your hands off that mouse to make money, so they show you the keyboard ways to do things, in contrast to other Word how-to books for the general user which focus on the mouse.

It's a moderately painful switch, in my opinion, but once made, definitely makes one feel more 21st century. :)
I switched from Shorthand after 6 years to IT and wouldn't go back. nm
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Instant Text offers a money-back guarantee

Instant Text V Pro has a 30-day money-back guarantee so you can try it out for one month to see if it is the right program for you. Should you decide for any reason that IT is not for you, you can return it for a full refund of the purchase price.


Please see the link below for more information regarding our refund policy.


Kind regards,


Kristen


Have used Shorthand for years..am considering switching to Instant Text..need opinions..sm
and advice.  I have tried to research the differences but until you get input from people who have used one or the other, or better yet both, you just never know. Instant Text looks like it might be much more difficult to learn than Shorthand.  I know all my abbreviations so that is not a problem.  I also use large blocks of text at times only changing certain things and am not sure I can do that in Instant Text.  On the other hand, IT looks like it has a lot of potential and I might really like it and pick up more speed. I average about 300-325 lph now.  I have been doing this for nearly 30 years, using ShortHand for about 10, but always looking for ways to improve!  Any input would be very much appreciated!  TIA 
6 years legal then switched to medical 17+ years ago. sm

I don't mind doing legal and will do it now from time to time, but be prepared to be totally bored out of your mind.


At least that's the way I feel.  I love to transcribe, learned legal in college, went on to get my paralegal degree, etc., etc., but I did temp work when the kids were younger, which was about 90% medical and I would never go back to legal except for once in a while.


Booooooring.


 


 


I have one. I switched back to regular but still have the old one.
email me if you need it.
I switched 2 years ago.

It was hard going from 6-1/2 hours a day 7/7 plus every holiday to 8 hours a day, but it just meant getting used to the longer days. My start time was the same, though. As I got used to it, it did get better, and now I'm happy because I'm making the same $$ I used to plus have benefits.


You just have to find THE right company.



I used A Fujitsu Life Book the first 4 years, and just switched
And pretty much my whole personal life is set up on my lap top, as well, and sometimes additional software for other services when I've worked part-time elsewhere. And I haven't begun to use nearly all the hard drive space. I have had one minor repair problem years ago, and it was a piece of cake to carry it to Best Buy, who flipped it open and fixed the problem on the spot. Lap tops rule!
Instant Text V Pro
If you would like to learn more about Instant Text, please see the link below for a brief overview.
INSTANT TEXT PRO
BUY THIS - WORTH EVERY CENT YOU PAY FOR IT AND MORE. YOU CAN CUSTOMIZE ALL YOUR ACCOUNTS EASILY (YOU JUST PLUG IN THE VALUES FOR THAT ACCOUNT)AND DOUBLE CHECK WORK THAT YOU DO NOT PERSONALLY BILL FOR AND WORK THAT YOU DO BILL FOR CAN BE EASILY KEPT TRACK OF ALLOWING YOU TO ONLY SPEND 5 MINUTES A MONTH OR SO TO GENERATE A REPORT FOR YOUR CLIENT. AFTER YOU SET THEM UP ONCE THEY ARE THERE AND YOU JUST RIGHT CLICK A BAR INSIDE A DOCUMENT TO GET A REPORT ON THAT DOCUMENT. NEAT! IT IS ALSO AN EXPANDER PROGRAM AND ALLOWS YOU TO IMPORT YOUR WORD LISTS FROM MOST OTHER EXPANDER PROGRAMS. THEY HAVE A WEBSITE (GOOGLE FOR INSTANT TEXT ON THE WEB).
Instant Text V Pro

IT V Pro is an expander program that works with almost all word-based programs running on any Windows platform.


You can import abbreviation files from other programs (such as AutoCorrect) and it also comes with 55 built-in glossaries to help get you started.


For more information on IT V Pro, please see the link below.


Do you mean Instant Text?
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Where did you get Instant Text?
Like Best Buy or somewhere like that?
Instant Text ?
All you have to do is add VENTILATION PERFUSION SCAN to the glossary. Type it in your document the way you want all caps with a colon or not, etc. and highlight it and press Alt and the +/= sign at the same time to add it to the glossary and then the next time you want it type vps but look at the list and pick the one you want all caps or lower case. You can always delete the lower case version if you do not need it. Let me know if you need more info. Good Luck
Instant Text V Pro

I can give you some info on Instant Text V Pro if you'd like.


The most popular features of IT V Pro include the Importer, the Compilation feature, the Includes feature and Continuations.


The Importer takes abbreviation lists from other sources, such as AutoCorrect, and imports them into IT so you can continue using them without having to start creating a new list from scratch.


The Compilation feature is used to create personalized glossaries by scanning saved documents on your computer and pulling out the most frequently used phrases and words to instantly compile a customized glossary in seconds.


The Includes feature allows you to use more than one glossary at a time.


And the Continuations feature is a feature that brings up what you are likely to type next in your sentence. So for example, if you were to type "The patient", IT will then suggest what you are likely to type next based on what you've typed in the past.


For more information on IT, please see the link below for a short product presentation.


Instant Text

Instant Text V Pro can import your dictionary files so you can continue using the abbreviations that you are used to.


IT works with all Windows-based word-processing programs so you can continue using IT even if you switch jobs or computers, etc.


Please see the link below for more information on IT V Pro.


Instant Text V Pro

Instant Text V Pro will work with MS Word and WordPerfect. You can import your WordPerfect list into Instant Text so you can continue using your current abbreviations. IT also comes with 55 built-in glossaries to help get you started.


IT is virtually limitless so you never have to worry about over-loading it. You can have one large glossary (abbreviation list) or you can have several small customized glossaries which you can use all at the same time using the Includes feature.


You can expand a word, phrase, paragraph, a full page or more and you can also expand templates of your reports. You expand in Instant Text using keystrokes. You can choose from a long list of Expander keys, including the spacebar. You can also click to expand but it is faster to use the expander keys so you donít have to take your hands off the keyboard.

Please see the link below for more information regarding Instant Text V Pro.
Instant Text V Pro

Instant Text V Pro is an Expander program that works with Meditech. You can import your abbreviation lists from other programs into Instant Text so you can continue using the abbreviations that you are familiar with.


Please see the link below for more information.


Instant Text V Pro

With Instant Text, you do not need to buy the program twice. The license agreement is based on a per-user basis, rather than a per-machine basis so you can install it on more than one computer as long as you are the only one using it.


You would not need to set up your expansions twice either. The Instant Text glossaries are simply text files that can be copied onto your other computer. You can also import any abbreviation lists you have created in other programs, such as AutoCorrect, into Instant Text so you can continue using the expansions that you are used to.


Please see the link below for more information on IT V Pro.


Instant Text V Pro

Instant Text V Pro is compatible with Vianeta.


Please see the link below for more information.


Instant Text
I'm looking into buying Instant Text.  From what I'm reading, it seems like a good Expander and doesn't seem complicated.  I have read some discussion on this board about it, but cannot locate that post again.  Would you purchase Instant Text?  If so, I have found it for $189 plus shipping.  Is this a good price? 
Instant Text
I bought Instant Text and it has helped me a lot as I could never remember what letters I used for my expansions and with IT I can see them. Go to the sites below for more information. Yes, that is a pretty good site. I paid $10 more at the Instant Text site.

http://www.productivitytalk.com/forums/index.php

http://www.fitaly.com/
Instant Text

Go to:


www.textware.com


Instant Text V Pro

IT V Pro works with most Windows-based word-processors including Beyond Text.


For more information, please see the link below:


Anybody use Instant Text Pro V and if so...sm

what are your thoughts on this program? Does it seem to help a lot ?


Thanks....I appreciate it.


Instant Text V Pro

IT V Pro works with the Meditech program and you can choose from a large selection of Expander options so you will not have to worry about interference.


You can also import your SH list into IT so you can continue using the expansions you are most familiar with.


Instant Text comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee so you can try it out risk free for one month. If you should decide that the program is not for you, you can return it for a full refund of the purchase price.


To learn more about IT V Pro, please see the link below:


Yes, Instant text. (nm)
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Instant Text THANKS!
Thanks for the quick reply, so now I will definitely get the Instant Text. I just didn't want to purchase anything more or buy the wrong thing if it wasn't needed. But you sold me on this product.Thanks again. amj
Instant Text
I would like to purchase a used Instant Text Expander program. Anyone have one for sale? Please notify me via email.
Instant Text
Instant Text V Pro is an Expander program that can import your lists from PRD, AutoCorrect & Smartype. There is a 30-day money-back guarantee so you can try it out risk-free for one month to see if it is the right program for you. For more information, please see the link below:
Instant Text Pro V
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Instant Text and PRD

Did you know that you can hide the "pop-up windows" in Instant Text?


Instant Text's Importer converts PRD lists with a few clicks, and Instant Text V Pro can be set up very close to the way PRD worked. 


Just FYI


Instant Text
It was difficult for me to grasp but many find it is not. Once I figured it out, it increased my production markedly.
instant text
I forgot to mention Instant Text also works with Word as well.
INSTANT TEXT!!!
JMO I love this program, have been using it for a year and have doubled my productivity. Took some getting used to but I wouldn't transcribe without it now!!!
Instant Text

I used ShortHand for a few years but my friend recently turned me on to IT.  I ABSOLUTELY love it.  There is no guesswork in remembering your abbreviations for your expansions.  I love how you can ask it to go through your files and it makes expansions based on how frequent you use something.  Now that I have tried both I don't think I would go back to shorthand.  Instant Text is WONDERFUL!!


 


 


Instant Text and IE 7
Is anyone working with IT on Internet Explorer 7? I upgraded this morning and IT is not recognizing any open tabbed windows. I tried to call IT tech support but no one answers.
Then you might try Instant Text
Because it won't expand unless you tell it to, preventing those errors. Also, having words and phrases in an Expander prevents "typo" type of errors and incorrect spellings.

Worth every penny!
instant text
help!  I am having a problem figuring out how to put the AXIS I-V diagnosis into the expander.  For instance, when I expand AXIS II it comes out to AXIS I on my screen because it moves up the line as I select it from IT running across the screen.  As you can imagine it happens to the other AXIS diagnoses.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Get Instant Text

It works great with EXText and does the 2 spaces after a period and colon thing, too. 


I use Instant Text and need to
so I can put it on another computer. I tried a flash drive but it doesn't let me copy -- does that make sense? (it is installed on my other computer - just needing to copy my favorite glossary) I'm confused to say the least----any help? TIA
instant text
I could never get used to it. I just stuck with my word expander. Hated Instant Text myself.
Instant Text
I hate it. Never could get used to using it. I like auto complete in Word and Smartype. I'm just glad I didn't buy IT. I got if from another MT who didn't want it anymore.
I use Instant Text.....sm

It was already set up so that I just type for example y56 and 56-year-old automatically comes up. It would take some time to enter every age if one had to do this manually for the initial setup though!


Instant Text
I have had Instant Text for 5 months (I truly have not mastered it yet!).. and my stats show my production has increased 24%. I typed a total of 3,624,161 keystrokes, but saved myself 876,315 keystrokes. Can you imagine in another 3 months or so?
That would be Instant TEXT :)

instant text
is totally memorization free. I have used both ShortHand (although very little) and Instant Text and instant text has my vote hands down. The only thing that I can see shorthand has on instant text is the ability to do things with function keys... like set up your F7 key to spell check or access a web page.