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Any way to clean up a BAD dss file??

Posted By: Sheryl on 2005-10-18
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Doctor dictated despite the fact that he had a tremendously BAD phone connection.  I can only hear a word every few sentences, the rest is loud humming and static.  I have a KOSS equalizer that didn't help at all.  Anyone know of a miracle program or something that might salvage this recording, as he doesn't want to re-dictate it?  THanks! 

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Rename your normal.dot file to something else then restart Word. It will create a new file.
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Depends on the file format of the Short Cuts file.
ShortHand comes with a utility file that can import various formats. You can get that file with the trial download of SH.
Depends on the file format of the Short Cuts file.
ShortHand comes with a utility file that can import various formats. You can get that file with the trial download of SH.
...with your user.aco file. Save your autocorrect file to somewhere else. nm
You can save the SH file in a text file and import to IT that way. sm
You may have to do some cleanup in the SH text file, but it sure would be faster than re-entering them all manually.
File taxes under the name on file w Social Security....
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I already thought of that, but I hear they aren't worth crap.
sometimes have to clean
you know you can take the ball out and clean it? If not, turn mouse over and twist plate direction of arrows.
have you tried the can of air to clean it?
this is a post I just read:

My Microsoft Digital Media Pro keyboard is quite nice. The keys are all attached to the front of the keyboard. Just unscrew the back and the front lifts up with all the keys. On the bottom part of the keyboard remains the rubber/silicon and circuit board, which can be sprayed off. I then submerge the top keyboard in scalding hot soapy water to clean it.
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I have been unable to access, since last night, a website (Weightwatchers.com) and/or its forums that I go to regularly. I have friends that are able to access it so I am wondering what I might need to do to "clean things out" on my computer in order to get back to the web site.


Does anyone pay someone to clean their house? sm
If so how often do they clean for you and how much do you pay them?   What size home do you have? i.e. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, dining room and kitchen?
Always a dishcloth and use a clean

one every time.  Right now we are without a dishwasher.  I use a dishcloth for dishes and a dishcloth to clean countertops/table  - or will sometimes use a paper towel.  I also use bleach or an antibacterial cleaner about once a week.

Never, ever use a sponge.  If you use a scrub brush need to at least dip in bleach every day that you use it. 

I can't remember where it was, but in the last couple of months I saw a show like 60 minutes and it was talking about how dirty a kitchen is, especially in comparison to your bathroom, and it was enough to make you sick, in more ways than one. 


I need help to keep my house clean. What should I pay?
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I third the Mr. Clean Eraser. nm
clean environment
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You have to clean 3 rollers...sm

or you can do what I did, I waited until the Logitech mouse (originally was about $70) came down in price to about $20 or $24 and bought one.  You never have to clean them inside and you don't need a mousepad.


I used to clean houses when I sm
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Put them on probation and tell them to clean up their act or they
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How do I clean my keyboard?

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I figured I would ask, because I often do things like that only to end up with the wrong part coming off or nothing at all happens.  (I hate that.) 

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Heck, I can't even keep my sink clean

And I hate shoes. I guess I need to be more dedicated. Just working on my hot spots every day would do me a world of good.

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Do you have a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser???
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Do the first account first, clean it out, then move on
I do that, too. I don't like to shower first to power clean
the house because then you get all sweaty with cleaning chemicals all over.
Mr. Clean Magic Eraser - use dry nm
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No hubby. Clean my house when I feel like it, for me. I like it this way.
I could keep my place clean if I didn't have to pick up after HIM! nm
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clean the heads with an alcohol prep, if
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moderator is doing a good job, board is clean.
You must "accept all changes" to send a clean document.
Where that option is located depends on your version of Word.

I clean houses for disabled at low cost and run errands.
I have several clients and make an adequate amount extra each month for bills, gas, going out, and those other things that POP UP.
No worries.. thats the one who keeps telling us to clean our trailers and get an education.