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{@KEY BkSp}-pack-per-year is for Shorthand. Using the semicolon works with both Shorthand and

Posted By: AutoCorrect. on 2006-07-25
In Reply to: Is this for autocorrect or shorthand? - Clueless

;yo = -year-old

;py= -pack-year


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Shorthand works.
email me if you need any more info
ShortHand works just like that. $100. And you can try it out first.
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I use Shorthand. It works great in there. sm
The Scribe platform is easy to use once you are used to it. My lines have doubled in the past two months. I use Shorthand for EVERYTHING.

Go to www.pcShorthand.com. There is a trial version.
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Shorthand works with Mysis
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Yes, Shorthand works with Meditech.

I have only worked in one version of Meditech, Meditech Magic, and it is easy to use.  There are other versions, though.  I'm sure they are easy also. 

Just make sure you get a list of what the function keys do in your version.

Shorthand works everywhere in Windows.
Can't speak for that platform specifically... but ShortHand for Windows works everywhere, including e-mail, instant messaging, and every other place that you type. They even have a 30-day free trial so you can download and test it out before laying out the $$.
year old in Shorthand
I use .yo (with the age before the period)and it expands to -year-old, no spaces or anything. I could never do it with the BkSp thingy, and somewhere I read to do it this way. If more questions, E-mail me--I have the ShortHand manual.
shorthand 10.0 - $29.95 for a year

You can copy and paste the link.


Try opening up ShortHand before log in. Works with other systems like that. nm
FlashType works just like ShortHand except is cheaper.
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MTStars FlashType works just like Shorthand and is $59.95.
see link below
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Shorthand and SpeedType are exact same program. Shorthand will cost you lots less.
you can import your autocorrect into Shorthand.
You can get a year license from Shorthand

For just 25 bucks.  You can renew every year, or decide you would rather pay the X dollars for a license that will not expire.  The 25 a year is best (in my mind) because anymore with license that does not expire can only be used on a single computer and its a hassle, if you have a laptop that you use also - to remove it from one and add to another - and SH has cracked down and gets the computer keys when you purchase the one that does not expire.

With the one for a year, you can put it on your tower, your laptop and then just renew every year, or not. 

I can also help to show you (if you like or need) to turn your autocorrects into ShortHand files. 


Good luck!

Shorthand works great with DQS and is half the price
Try FlashType, it works just like Shorthand but is half the price.
see link below
It is an older DOS-type environment - works well with Shorthand. sm
Lots of menus, especially in radiology, but ShortHand helps you get through them very quickly is you write macros to just stop where you need to.

It can be very productive with good line counts if you are paid by the line.

Personally, I loved it, but that was because I did very well with our incentive program on it.

MTStars FlashType works just like Shorthand and costs less.
It also works on Vista.  See link below.
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FlashType works much like Shorthand, is cheaper, & significantly increases your
see link
I use Shorthand for Windows and love it. I have found it works well with most every program. SM

I have used with Word and Word Perfect.  I have used it with Meditech and Cerner.  I have used it with RadNet and StarNavigator for Radiology.  I can use it with my email applications and on the internet if I choose.  If the Expander is open and running, you can use it with any and every window program you use.

I was really simple to learn to use too.  Very user friendly.

{@KEY BkSp}-year-old

Alt-D (dictionary); A (add); Alt-G (tags); K (keystroke)

Hope this helps

FlashType is cheaper and works equally as well as Shorthand and has a free demo.

click on link below...

You should not be having that problem, Shorthand works "ouside any program." Contact Shorthan
If it is Shorthand, save the SPF file to a disk, then if you buy Shorthand yourself....
you can just drop the SPF file into it. That is not dishonest since you are the one who put the macros in. I am sure is it is another Expander there is a way to save the macro file and then drop it in the expander you buy on your own.
{@key BkSp}-year-old (no message)
You can download Shorthand, choose the "capitalize first letter" option. SH works with ExText
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I have never found a platform it did not work with and I have worked on several different versions of Meditech. Just start using it.
Shorthand ? sm
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I use Shorthand with DQS

It is very compatible.  You can set it up so that you can see a hint window while you type.  I tried using the built in Expander in DQS, and you have to have a great memory, because there is no hint window or suggestion window, like Smartype.  I also know that Instant Text is compatible with DQS, also; but I prefer Shorthand.  I hear so many great things about Smartype and wish I could learn it, but it won't work with DQS; however, there is a way you can get around that.  You can use Smartype and transcribe in Word, set your font size to 14 and save your file in Rich Text Format, then copy and paste into the DQS platform.  Then select all and hit Ctrl 5 to get the spacing right.  It sounds like a lot of steps and you will also lose your place as far as leaving any QA markers, so I personally don't care for the hassle, but I know of some MTs that do it that way, so you can try it.

Hope this helps. 

cool, i'll look into that thanks
Shorthand SM
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Wow! Thanks! I had asked that question a little while ago on the production board.
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The Hospital I came from uses Meditech with Shorthand-, works fine. There is something built into Meditech like a word Expander but everyones stuff mixes in together and was a nightmare- love shorthand.
I would be very interested.
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