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Check the status bar setting on the view tab in tools/options. nm

Posted By: Cheri on 2007-07-03
In Reply to: MSWord 2003 problem - Pat


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Tools > Options > View
Make sure nothing is marked under Formatting marks.
Overtype option is on. Turn it off in the tools options or click twice on OVR on the status line.
And make sure Tools/Options, you check to save every 1 or 2 mins. nm
Tools and then Options looks like it may
have commands that determine this
Yes - go to Tools, Options, then Edit tab
On the column on the right side, unclick "when selecting, automatically select entire word."
It's on the tools/options menu
Untick the show startup task pane option on the view tab.
Go to Tools, Internet Options,second choice down,
delete cookies and delete temporary files. Also, you can clear your history at the same place if it's still a problem.
Yes, tools and then auto correct options.
There are lots of tabs in there for different automatic options - you can undo them by removing the check marks. Just go thru all the different options you don't want and click on the box to remove the check marks. If you remove all check marks on most auto options, it allows you to basically straight type! Good luck!
figured it out, tools, options, format! NM
Got into Word/Tools/Options or Customize
and try around, it's somewhere in Word!
Tools - Options - Spelling tab - settings button
In Word 2003, Tools, Options, Spelling tab.
It is about halfway down and on the right-hand side. Speller type is above the drop-down box.
deleting cookies-go to TOOLS, internet options

Once you get to internet options from TOOLS at the top of your browser, you have a radio button to delete cookies, one to delete history, one to delete online files and then offline files - that is how you delete the cookies AND the cache/memory/history.

Is that what you need to know?  Hope that helped!! 

Under tools/options, you can have it upload the files once the recorder is detected. I ...

have all of my accounts set up this way.  It makes it much easier and all the doc has to do is plug in the recorder.  I use DocShuttle with Olympus DS-2300 recorders.

Hope this helps.

You can drag options back from the tools customize dialog.
Is there a View/Toolbars setting in the 2003 that you
setting default view in Word 2000
My default view has changed to 90% and I have to manually change every report. Is there a way to fix this so it pulls in on the normal view every time?
Need help on setting up Word expanders and spell check

Hi All,

I will be starting a new job soon, and it looks like I will be typing in my own computer's Word program.  I managed to download my old Expander entries from my old job into Notepad, so I now have a list of my expansions.  I am wondering if anyone has any good tips on doing something  with the Notepad entries to get them into AutoCorrect in Word, or do I have to just go through the whole list manually and make new entries into Word AutoCorrect to use for my new expander?

I am also open to any and all suggestions to the Word spellchecker since it does not know LOTS of medical terms and drugs.  Just start entering them manually or buy a medical spellchecker that interphases with Word? I saw some listed when I Googled it, but they seem awful expensive.  100$ and more.  Any suggestions?


Check Link Options
When does IT switch to 10 lines?
You probably have 10 lines showing in the Link Options when this happens. Click on the Link icon, then on Link Options and change the number from 10 to 5.
It's something in Word, not ExText. Check your Format/Insert/Tools headings. nm
Have you checked and changed the options that come in the spell check?
In the spell check options, make sure that you have the  "Typographical" choice  checked and "Slow but accurate."  These are options we had to change to make the spell check work better.  Actually, my dumb  fingers hsi for his always gets me in trouble, so I added it to my Expander as well.  I did ask QA how that got through and what hsi was that it was a correct spelling.  I agree that the spell check as a lot to be desired, but with these changes above at least it is tolerable.  With this and careful proofreading (which a lot of MTs seem to dislike these days) I am able to keep above the QA standard.
That is only the half of it...check out this site for a more realistic view of the future of med rec

We have not much to fear from overseas, in my opinion, compared to the technology being created every day to reach the goal of the 'standardized text' paperless record (EHR - electronic health record).

No more 'free text' or dictation in the future.

Same for billing/coding, which will be done automatically with mobile point-of-care hand-held PCs.

Certainly, there will still be editors, but I can not get any solid information as to how this technology will affect MTs. Will be still be needed, if so, in what capacity.

I keep hearing we should be open to being trained in the new technologies that are coming, but hey, what ARE they, and who will train us?

The only thing AAMT seems to be suggesting/promoting, is (what will make them a lot of money) for certifying MTs...what good is that going to do us?

I would gladly train and learn new technology so I can 'stay in the game,' but how, what, where, who pays, when? What will it be, what do I have to do?

I have E'd several people, including Ms. Tessier herself, and have not gotten any kind of response, period.

Heck with being certified, tell me how I can keep my job for the next decade before I can retire and MT as we know it is extinct!

My apologies up-front for any typos - I am not 'on the clock' so-to-speak...thanks.
If they don't show up on play control, click on options, put a check mark by advanced controls fo
You're probably doing nothing wrong, employee status seems to be the norm with IC status primaril
SE status instead of IC? For me,SE status is heaven -with part of taxes paid and flexibility in my schedule. Have you ever applied to MDI-MD? They only accept qualified, experienced MTs and stress quality in their transcription. From what I read of your qualifications, it sure would be worth contacting them.

Per "see mssgs" comment regarding age discrimination later on in this discussion, I'm 64 - no problem getting hired at a line rate higher than average. Age is not a factor with MDI-MD - knowledge and quality is !!!
Who has gone from IC status to employee status? sm

I'm sure this has been asked a million times, but I am an IC and I am thinking of going to employee status to get benefits.  My husband will be self-employed in 2 weeks and we will have no insurance or anything.  I love the freedom of being an IC but need bennies.  We have no kids but probably will in a year or two.  Would like to know who has done the switch and if you regret it.


Are you asking about IC status or employee status? sm
As an IC, I must have a contract before I will work.  However, never heard of employee status signing a contract. 
Try going to tools
Then options, then to the view tab. You probably have something check marked in the formatting section you don't want.
bayscribe tools
i'm no pro, but am using bayscribe. The Expander tools i think was done separate. Try www.bayscribe.com/expander and see if the instructions there help. Also, if you are using tabs -- for the stuff to all work right, bayscribe has to be in the first tab on the left.
BayScribe tools sm
I am using the BayScribe platform and hate it.  I can't seem to find a tech support person to tell me if I can load all my expansions at once from Word to transcription tools and hate having to do it one at a time.  Does anyone know anything about it?  If you can tell me how to do it or how to contact someone in tech support, I'd be eternally grateful!  Thanks in advance! 
Mine says tools at top left - sm
Click on tools, user documents, then put date range. Click print preview button, not print button. It won't print on your printer.

If you need to have a print copy, here's what I do. I open a new document in Word. Then go back to your print preview screen with the totals, hold down ALT and click print screen, then go to Word and CTRL V.
Did you click on Tools while in Word? -
Click on Tools, Options, then Spelling and Grammar, and under dictionary, it should have "Custom". Click on Custom for the custom dictionary, apply and OK.

type a medical word incorrectly and see if it is working....

Other than that, it could be in a Stedman's folder.

Can a carpenter work without tools? (sm)
Tools are tools, whether it be for carpentry, taking blood pressure readings, or transcription.  I rely on my tools to be productive and do my job efficiently.  I don't think I could work without the Internet, my e-books or spellcheck.  It would be like typing on a manual typewriter, ICK.  Good luck with your new job, but they need to step up and get with the times.
In Word, under the Tools section there
is a place for language set. Have you tried this??
There is a setting
to fix that and I can't remember what it is. But I complained about it and our IT guys told me how to fix it. There is something that you have to "allow" to get it to work.
I use the Compare feature on the tools menu.
When I click on productivity tools on desktop
but strangely, I can pull it up while in Bayscribe. Don't know what's happening there.
Good point about their "new tools".
By the way, I'm emailing and don't have to print them.  Thanks everyone!
We are just tools, like staplers or a lamp. The company
Macros are found under the Tools option.

However, for what you describe, you would be better off using a text expander. Auto correct is limited and macros are overkill for the task.

Word does have Line Count under Tools.
not have an add on.  I use MS Word 2003 and it has a line count on the tool bar.  Are you sure you know what you mean when you say there is no line counter in Tools in MS Word?
This is 2008. Why work without the correct tools. nm
Need some ideas/suggestions for setting up a very tight QA program. I have no idea where to start with this one. Any help is appreciated.
As an IC you should be setting your OWN rates
And then you inform the clients of the increase--period. You don't "ask" for an increase. That would make you an employee.
I have no idea, but there is a way of setting - sm
in up in WP5.1 so it backs up your work every few minutes, and is saves a back up copy as well. Also if you have to shut down then you just go to your backup folder (you make one up) and there it is under a different name, and you bring that up and resave it and you generally have lost very little work. Email me if you want and I will dig out the instructions on how to set up the backup feature. The problem I have is sometimes I hit something, no idea which 2 keys and I delete my whole report, so the backup feature for me is a lifesaver. Thouhg I have learned the hard way not to save the report after I delete by accident, otherwise the only thing that is in the backup file is a blank file. Luckily I don't make a habit of doing that!
Aha. So it is a setting they could change.
I think they just haven't noticed or haven't had time to do it, but it's good to know it is possible to have it not spellcheck demographics. There is no reason for it since they wouldn't want us to change anything in the demographics.

You are setting yourself up to most likely fail...

if you try to start an MT business right out of school.  Unfortunately, people take the college courses for MT just to find out that most employers do require experience.  There are companies that do hire newbies, but one must have attended an "approved" school.  It's not too late for you though.  I see you as having 3 options:

1. You attend an "approved" MT course/start over with schooling.

2. You apply everywhere, check your newspaper, keep looking.

3. You attempt to start up your own business and learn as you go, although I highly don't recommend this route. 


Good luck!

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I am in our bedroom now, but am setting up - sm
an area in our dining room slowly. Will still work in the BR (I think) during the day; but will move out to the DR when DH wants to go to bed so my typing does not keep him up. That has been a running battle for years and finally bought a new CPU as a backup and now am loading all my programs, etc. which I don't have the time to do of course. Just need to finish doing that and get a new monitor as I am using an ancient one right now that is probably around 12 years old now, huge bugger. If I like it out there more I may work out there during the day too.
Are you setting your own rate?

If so, find out what others in your area are charging. If you think you should be paid more because you're doing pathology, then charge more.

If you're being offered a rate, then do you consider it to be enough? No one else can really answer those questions but you.

Setting up your own accounts

I've been doing some research on here and checking out various links and such regarding setting up my own accounts but am finding myself more confused than ever!   I've noticed some talking about things like mydocsonline, bytescribe, wav player, Olympus, etc., but how exactly do these work?  I'm assuming there is a system in their office or on their end and then I use some sort of system or connect with that to get jobs? How does this all work?

I've been looking into this and trying to understand how it works, as when I recently went to the ENT office they asked if might be looking for some work .  I didn't feel comfortable talking about it in depth because of my lack of understanding.  They are a mid-sized practice with 2 offices and probably less than 10 physicians.  Any info or advice anyone could offer would be greatly appreciated.  Please feel free to email me also if you'd like.

You probably have your setting defaulted sm
to justify - it's "blocking" your text so it all looks like one neat block.  It removes or adds spacing to spread it just so.  Turn it off and you can eliminate the problem you're having.