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Does anyone have a pdf format for dictaphone EXText

Posted By: NEED HELP on 2006-10-15
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I am starting with a new company and need the user manual for Dictaphone ExText and cannot find a download for it anywhere......does any body have one that you would be willing to email to a fellow MT. I would really appreciate that or any links where I can find one.

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It's something in Word, not ExText. Check your Format/Insert/Tools headings. nm
I think it's Dictaphone ExText
Someone on here said that once. Check the archives.
Dictaphone EXText

Anyone out there know Dictaphone EXText?  You need two phone lines, this is a dial-up account with a toll-free number.  E-Mail me and I can give you all the details. Great paying account.



Dictaphone EXText
I agree 100%. Extremely user friendly. Great system.
Dictaphone ExText
I have worked on Dictaphone and the only way I could get a job back was to ask my team lead to reassign it back to me. The only person who can get all jobs is a QA person, with the job lister, which downloads all of the jobs that have gone to QA or to the client.
ExTExt by dictaphone
Anyone have any experience with ExText platform...how did you like it..and if you know, how does it compare to DocQscribe?
When using Dictaphone ExText do you have
to be connected to the internet the entire time?   I googled it and didn't find anything that really detailed how it works.    I've been offered a position with a company using this (I tested for them months ago and they had position using C-phone and I wasn't interested and now they have offered this one via e-mail and I haven't talked with them to ask details).  I travel quite a bit and I don't want to be tied to a situation where I have to be on-line my entire work time. 
Dictaphone EXText
Can someone tell me about Dictaphone EXText.  Do you like it?
When you have Dictaphone/Extext open, you should also have another window open (maybe in the background) called Transet player.  On the transnet player box there is a tab called "more" this will give you the spot to change the speed.
Dictaphone ExText with Smartype?

Do any of you using Dictaphone ExText use Stedman's Smartype as your Expander instead of the expander that comes with ExText?  It should work because it uses Word but I am not having any luck.



Which companies are using Dictaphone ExText?

Who is using this platform, and can you tell me if it supports third-party expanders, i.e., Smartype specifically? 


I use Dictaphone ExText with ExpressScribe.
I have a question about Dictaphone ExText
I have emailed this question several times to my supe and haven't gotten an answer, so I'm hoping someone here may know.

On Dictaphone ExText how do you go back and re-listen to a dictation after a document has already been submitted to QA?

I can pull up the document and look at it all I want, but I don't know how to get the voice file so I can listen to the dictation. I know there has to be a way to do this because it was suggested that we do this once a document goes through QA so we can see/hear what the error was. I'll keep trying to get an answer from my supe, but I was just wondering if anyone here might know?

Dictaphone Extext & Smarttype
Does anyone use Stedmans Smartype in conjunction with Dictaphone Extext/Word Client?  If so, how do you disable the cc (shortcuts) in Extext?  I am using Word 2000 so I know Smartype works with that but not sure about using in with Extext/Word Client.
Dictaphone's ExText, so far. Love it! nm
Dictaphone ExText system
Any comments? Easy to work with, hard?
Dictaphone Extext manual

I was just wondering if anybody can tell me where to find a manual for Extext?  I did a Google search but could not find anything.  I do not need the whole manual, but I would like to know some of the shortcuts of using the program.


Dictaphone extext transnet
I use dictaphone Extext transnet and yes I had to get a dictaphone foot pedal to work. The company thought any pedal would work but Dictaphone said no it has to be dictaphone pedal.

Good luck!
Dictaphone EXText Speech

Are there any MT companies doing Dictaphone EXText Speech. 

Dictaphone EXText Speech
Thanks.  Appreciate your reply. I guess not too many companies use this, as I have not received any other replies. 
My company uses Dictaphone and ExText and I have..
never had a problem. I use the laptop pretty much all the time. Best Buy has a business computer section that you can order a laptop from. They are much less expensive than the floor models and all the bells and whistles and a lot come with XP, not Vista.
Dictaphone extext question
Can someone please tell me how I get the little box to open that allows me to speed up or slow down the dictation? Sometimes it opens automatically and sometimes it does not. How do I make it open when it does not appear automatically?
It is the ESP Expander with Dictaphone ExText--If you can believe it, it won't allow caps if you
Yes, that's right, Dictaphone's Expander that comes with ExtText won't allow anything that you use as an expansion come into the document capitalized.

So, when you type your abbreviation for ANY WORD you have in ESP, it will NEVER be capitalized, unless like in, say, 1925, you type the Shift key with it.

I hate this profession. I hate all these programs. THey NEVER take into account the MT. Cars following voice instructions? No problem. MP3 player that respond to your voice? No problem. Get Word to do simple things that it should do, like cap after periods, God, too much trouble. Let the "little girls," just deal with all the software problems day after day. Dictaphone--what a laugh. I worked on ExtText FIVE YEARS AGO-- ANd it still has the SAME fricking clumbsy program? Also, you have to do "Shift ?" to find informaion in fields. LIke give me a break. Give us a key to hit, like, I don't know, Search, that't be good. No, make us type Shift ?. Where do these people get off. Do they ever even type on these programs? Or talk to the people who use them.

MT is so antiquated when it comes to programming, it is a big joke. Anyone work for a company that gets the demographics and has fast, easy programming, let me know. TX
dictaphone extext is there a way to sign off a dictation
without having to create a document on the Dictaphone system. A doctor dictated a letter that has no demographics. How can I bypass their system and type in my own document? All answers much appreciated
Instant Text and Dictaphone's ExText
No problem. You can use Instant Text with Dictaphone's ExText and ExSpeech platform.

You can also import any esp file that you have built in Dictaphone's platform and you can use your list in Instant Text.

If you have any questions you can always call Textware Solutions at 1 800 355 5251

Textware Solutions

Love Dictaphone's ExText here, even with its occasional glitches. nm
Dictaphone also makes it's own little fan-shaped pedal to be used with ExText/
Dictaphone EXText Word Client question.

I've been working along and all of sudden I noticed my trans status window is gone.  It's the little window that shows your downloaded jobs waiting to be transcribed/edited.  How do I get the box back without logging out and logging back in?  I'm not sure where it went or how I closed it, but I must have inadvertently clicked something.


Does anyone know if there's a free Dictaphone ExText instruction manual online somewhere? nm
What does this mean? Dictphone Transnet to get voice and Dictaphone Extext to transcribe in. Thanks
Thanks for the help!
How can I install my Dictaphone EXText shorthands in basic word?
Is that possible?  If so how do you do it.  I know what my ShortHand file is named and where it is saved.  I am using basic word a lot and don't want to put everything in under autocorrect by hand.  Thanks for your time!
Part-time work using Extext/word client/dictaphone
Anyone know any companies that are hiring that use this system?  I really want to start part-time and then probably commit to full time later.  I really want a company that supplies your equipment!  Thanks.
Question for mini-laptop users. Are you able to use Dictaphone Extext program
on one of these. I noticed a lot of them do have Windows XP Home Edition but only like Microsoft Works for the word processing. I guess my question is are you able to down Dictaphone or does it have to have a Word processin program in order to download it.
It's Dictaphone's ExText and it's good/easy, but some feel the line counts are skewed at
Lanier is a type of dictaphone, but when speaking of a C-phone, it's meant as the Dictaphone Con
It IS ExText, Word is simply the word proccessor used. ExText is marketed
by Dictaphone with Transnet and ESP is the expansion software incorporated into it. I used this platform when I worked for the hospital. I believe Wordclient is the speech recognition portion of this platform.
Here is our format.






The example given by the other poster is good, but you may also want to add the date of the exam.

DSS Format
If you download Express Scribe which is a free program that does play .dss formatted files, you should have no problem getting the files to play. Good luck.

Just use all caps for headings.  They aren't testing you on format.  Worry about terminology, spelling and grammar. 

Also, I have never heard of "acute care clinic" work.  Acute care is hospital work, clinic is office work.   Don't bill yourself as having acute care experience if you do not.  They are quite different. 


I use Wordperfect at work.  There are approx. 7 people to have access to my files.  Over the past 2 months, I am finding "Word" symbols in some documents and the format is changed, font, etc.  No one is supposed to change one iota on those pages. Can anyone tell me what's happening??   I hope I'm on the right message board.  This is my first.   and thanks!

WAV pedal-.dss format
My doctor just switched from using the regular WAV pedal program using the WAV format to using the .dss format.  This is coming up in Media Player and I cannot get the WAV pedal to work with it.  What am I doing wrong?  It leads me to believe I have to work online rather than download and work off line.  It brings up My Documents and it looks like I should be saving it there.  (I used to have in My Documents in Word a file set up for My WAV files, and one to Archive the dictation to keep for a while before deleting).  This does not come up in My WAV any more, but is still in Archive.  Any help or direction is appreciated.  Please email me at maplehil@rea-alp.com as soon as possible.  My work is piling up and I cannot be typing one line at a time.  TIA
Start with Format...
Tee hee, I just learned this like last month!  It took me long enough and it's really simple.  Start with Format, go to Paragraph, you'll see the alignment of the paragraph is Left, change that to Center.

Then the arrow at the bottom to bring up more choices.  Pick "background", then choose the color you want.

You would need to learn format.
Perhaps if you take an at home MT course that would be sufficient, and with your medical background might be able to land a job. After getting a dentist's salary for so long, might be depressed when you see your paycheck, and with all the ESLs out there might not be so much fun. Not trying to disillusion you but just stating the facts. Also, need to be able to type pretty quick, and have listening/typing coordination - takes some getting use to in the beginning.

If you decide to do it, good luck.
Format heading
Tt the top, under format, check 'bullets and numbering'. Or, you can click on 'reveal formatting' under the same heading, then click 'show all formatting marks' and it might show you what is turned on that you don't need. Make sure you un-click the 'show formatting marks' when you're done to get rid of them.
What is the file format - wav, dss, etc.
What program are you using to try to load? 
One thing I do is use the same format
for many of mine. (Old PRD formating)

Example - admin - administer
admins - administers
adminj - admininstration
admind - administered

also for diseases like -
chf - CHF
chff - congestive heart failure

hpii - history of present illness


Also - if you have words you constantly transpose letters in, put those in -

teh - the
adn - and
eh - he

Every little bit helps.

If you are consistent on how you add your expansions, no matter what you put in, they will be easy to remember and become second nature.

It depends on WP format,
Spellcheck is no longer available for WP5.1. 
Format question
I am currently transcribing a Consultation and never can remember these simple little rules... Under the recommendations section of the report the dictator says that "surgery is indicated for these 5 reasons" and then continues dictating and 1., 2., and so on. Would it be appropriate to add a colon after "these 5 reasons" and skip to new line to start numbering or finish sentence with a period? Or should it be a colon and the numbers starting on the same line? Thanks for anyone's help!
answer to format ?

I woud put the heading "Recommendations" and then type under that the ". . . these five reasons":

1.  ________

2.  _________, etc.