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Adusting auto backspace on C-phone

Posted By: Haven't used one in a while on 2008-05-06
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Can anyone tell me how to adjust the autobackspace on C-phone. I want to shorten it and can't find any directions. thanks.

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C-phone auto backspace - How to?

Does anyone know how to set/adjust auto backspace on a Dictaphone C-phone?


C-phone auto backspace
When I used the C-phone, I would press 9 to increase auto backspace and 8 to decrease it.

C-phone ? backspace increment?

Does anyone know how to set the backspace increment on c-phone.  My instructions say to use * for "set incremental motion" but it's not working.  Any ideas would be appreciated.


How do I get AutoCorrect/Text to do a backspace, i.e. {backspace}-year-old?

I use yo in my Shortcut and that can handle the backspace function but now I'm using a new platform and had to import my Expander BUT it won't import entries with {BACKSPACE}.  I'm trying to put it into the AutoCorrect/Text but it won't take the command to backspace so now when I type yo it comes out looking like this:  35 -year-old and I have to manually go back and take out the extra space.  When I try to enter the command exactly like in ShortCut, {BACKSPACE}-year-old, AutoText sticks it in EXACTLY like that.

  Is there a way to get it to do what I want???

Are you sure you're using Auto Text and not Auto Correct?
Auto Text accompanies the template, as I stated before. The Auto Correct entries are in a separate file with the .acl extension.
Transferring Auto Correct/Auto Text

I work in Word currently and have a large number of AC/AT entries.  I am moving to a platform that has Instant Text or Shorthand.  Is it possible to transfer these entries as a file somehow, or am I going to have to enter by hand?  Also any comments welcome regarding the ease of use, etc of Instant Text versus Shorthand.



shorthand backspace
do ctrl/k, then hit backspace key, add -year-old....will look like {@KEY BkSp}-year-old
hit Ctrl/K, hit Backspace, hit Okay
I mean, ctrl k backspace OK
Setting backspace for pedal

I have an older transcriber (DAC Model DA-125) and have had it for quite some time now.  I moved my office over the weekend and had to unplug the machine.  Well, my backspace has reset to practically nothing and I can't find my manual on how to reprogram the backspace.  Is there anyone else out there using this phone and if so, how to do reprogram it for the backspace length?

Thanks so much for your help.

Tabatha in Charleston

ctrl/K, Backspace, Ok, then put -year-old
Does anyone know how to increase the pedal backspace on a DVI? sm
I am having a problem that when I lift my foot off the pedal, it pauses but does not back up at all.  It is hard to work like that and I cannot figure for the life of me what to do to fix it!
Well the backspace feature won't work as far as I know BUT sm
I use 48x and have that expand to 48-year-old and it will expand correctly. Some people I know use 48y and set it to expand to the same thing. Not perfect but hope it helps.
Left thumb backspace keyboard
I can backspace with my left thumb and space forward with my right thumb. No reaching up with my pinkie to the backspace key at top right. It's called an "Erase Ease" I think. Let's me fly.
Just backspace over it. I think they just want an e addy so someone is accountable for the post.
My split Comfort keyboard has backspace on
Does your program have an option to put in a backspace in your expander?
I use ShortHand for Windows, and if this is what you use, you can put {@KEY BkSp} at the end of it and it will automatically backspace as part of the shortcut.

Same thing applies for bolding, etc. If you look in the help section, you should be able to find out if you can do this.

If you work in Microsoft word, you could record a macro instead of putting it into the autocorrect section.

Good luck!
do ctrl/K, hit Backspace, hit OK, type year-old
Type Matrix keyboard has backspace key in middle- sm

The TypeMatrix keyboard is split down the middle, one split, with backspace keys (two of them) in the middle.  It is a vertically aligned keyboard, so if you can imagine each hand has its own keys and therefore its own backspace key.  You can see it at www.typematrix.com

I cannot recommend this keyboard enough (no, I donít work for them)...I have had it for several years and it is amazing...I have reduced the pain and stress in my hands and wrists by 95%....I love it! 


Open the normal.dot file and change your zoom. Hit the space and backspace and close it.
C-phone used to call in to dictating systems to receive work. A special phone. nm
I had a lot of trouble with static in my C-phone. I replaced the phone cord and that made a big

difference.  Also, have you tried a different headset?  Also someone told me one time that there is a microphone under your volume control on the right corner of the C-phone.  It's a tiny hole.  If you break off a Q-tip and stick that into the hole that will squelch a lot of background noise and that worked as well.  As far as getting your C-phone service, I heard that Dictaphone is "sunsetting" C-phones at the end of this year.  Meaning, they aren't going to service them anymore as they are considered an obsolete technology.  So, I would contact Dictaphone and see what your options are.

I know very little about Lanier equipment.  I've not used it as extensively as Dictaphone.  Is there a local appliance repair place in your area?  You might ask one of those places to take a look at your equipment and see what they think.  Kinda scary, cause they could do more harm than good, but maybe worth a shot.

Not much help, I know.  But I thought I would share what tiny bit of obscure knowledge I do have. 

I've changed them between an old phone and new phone, but the same company, i.e. Nextel.
I use my c-phone whenever we travel. You can hook it directly into your room phone. Be sure and as
I think you can dial into most systems that require C-phone without having a C-phone nm
I am wondering if there is a way to use your C-phone with Vonage phone service?
May have to change phone companies, have switched to job using a C-phone. sm
Currently have Embarq (formerly Sprint), and my usage will be going up about 12,000 minutes a month.  What phone companies offer really unlimited for a flat rate?  TIA.
C-phone and ATT. There is no problem with the C-phone, but ATT wouldn't let me use unlimited.
I have cable phone access and my C-phone works - sm
I am not sure about you problem, because it sounds just like I have mine hooked up.  The only thing I can think of is that mine has 2 line hookups in the back of the phone.  If you have this too, I would just try the other one, which you probably have already done.  Sorry that was not much help.  I wish you luck
I have a very loud hum when using my C-phone, but no hum when I'm using the regular phone. SM

Anyone else experience this problem with their C-phone?  Is there a problem with my C-phone?  At first I thought it was my telelphone line and called the phone company.  They sent a technician out to replace the lines and check the house, but the hum is still there on the C-phone.

It's driving me batty!

C-phone info regarding phone lines etc.
I am completely clueless on the subject of a C-phone.  Can someone help me understand exactly how this works?  Do you have to specifically have a separate "dial up internet" service to use the C-phone? I currently have cable internet and am wondering if there is anything else I need to get.  I guess I should contact my phone company.  At any rate, any help anyone could give would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you!
If you use a C-phone for work and have a digital phone

through cable, have you tried to take an incoming call?

We only have one phone line.  I rarely get/make calls and when I do we have cell phones.  I just started working with a C-phone and got digital phone.  I can go a month and my phone not ring, so far have gotten 3 calls today, but I'm afraid that if I try to answer the phone that I will lose my report. 

I guess I could pull up a report and have my husband call on his C-phone and test it that way and then if I lose it no biggie. 



Anyone use/try C-phone with Medicom's phone service?
Wondering if it works?
Just type the heading and bold it and then go to autocorrect and add it.
auto text, auto text auto text - I also have ...
a couple of doctor accounts that pay me "off the books" and it's less than $800/month so that helps out a great deal.

I autotext every report until I build each doctor up to a "normal" text format. if you want more info - email me at dcr468@aol.com. I am always hesitant about writing the name of companies on this board because of the serious bashing that goes on.
You could add it to your auto correct
uuu for date spelled out.
we had one that sent auto feedbck to the mts
put it in your auto correct if your (sm)
program allows; the way you spell it incorrectly to the left and to the right the correct spelling and when you type it its corrected for you. Have done that several of my words I have the same problem with.
Auto Cap Options in IT

You can disable the Automatic Capitalization in IT by right-clicking on the phrases advisory, then go to Options and Automatic Capitalization. There you can enable/disable the feature and indicate whether or not you want it to capitalize after colons.

Another place to check is in AutoCorrect in Word- that may be automatically capitalizing things as well.

Why don't you just use Auto Correct
in Word? it's very similar to PRD and you can assign it to open on an F-key...
Unfortunately that is the bad part of auto

text and why companies encourage you to use it.  The shortcuts and templates you build don't last due to numerous reasons like rebooting the server, etc.  When companies hire you they make it sound like your lines will increase in no time once you build the shortcuts, but they fail to tell you that rebuilding them is also included!  Another reason why I'm so sick this profession and looking to get out.

auto text.


How do you add in auto correct?

2007 is really different than 2003.  I can't seem to find how I do this.  Thanks.

You can auto cap in autocorrect sm
I leave autocorrect enabled since I don't the ESP program. I use Instant Text and autocorrect togeter with ET and haven't had any problems. Under the show autocorrect options, just check mark capitalize first word in the sentences. I actually checked them all.
auto correct

How do you bold in auto correct?  Example: SOCIAL HISTORY: 

Any help is appreciated greatly.

If you go under settings, and then playback settings, There is an autobackup setting ..It goes in milliseconds, and I currently have mine set at 1000, which seems to be a comfortable place, and backs it up just enough to catch the last word or so that i may have missed.
auto correct
I lost my auto correct. It asked me if I wanted to replace my normal template and like a dummy, I hit yes. Now, I do not have any of my doctor normals, but it has the shorter auto corrections for the patient, however, aspirin, etc., but not any of the longer ones that I use for doctor's normals. Does anyone know how to restore this?
Auto format

You should be able to restore by formatting your commands.  Just go in and find auto commands and click the one that over turned that.

Good luck!


Auto format
Which version are you using?
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