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Does anyone know how to increase the pedal backspace on a DVI? sm

Posted By: Desperate! on 2007-11-13
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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!

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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

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???

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
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.

ctrl/K, Backspace, Ok, then put -year-old
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.
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.


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
Adusting auto backspace on C-phone
Can anyone tell me how to adjust the autobackspace on C-phone. I want to shorten it and can't find any directions. thanks.
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! 


This would be just a "regular" 3-pedal pedal and not the Dictaphone pedal. nm
Open the normal.dot file and change your zoom. Hit the space and backspace and close it.
You have really seen an increase?
I am not on ASR, just curious - maybe I should ask to be.
ASR increase
I've been on ASR a year and have seen no increase. I practically have to type the entire report over and start from scratch. IN fact I think they take me longer since you really have to read them very closely because of the dumb words and grammar the computer puts in. I want everyone on ASR who got the "letter" to write back Ms. Barbato and give her your 2 cents on the matter. I'm not taking this lying down, have been kicked around enough by these jerks.
no increase - again!

Hi Ladies,


I work as an IC MT and I have to say I am getting pretty discouraged.  I have not had an increase in my cpl in two years.  I did ask recently for an increase but to no avail.  The answer was simply "no, we can't give you an increase at this time."  Wow - where do you go with that?  I feel I work very hard and I am a good transcriptionist.  I love my work but right now I'm down in the dumps about this line of work.  Unfortunately, it is all I know.  Just needed to vent a bit. 

Thanks for listening.

Let us know if you got the increase.
not EVERYONE can increase their pay
Don't take for granted that you have the opportunity. When my doctors don't dictate, there is nothing I can do... lets be serious.

I know this is a slow period so I will just wait it out, but don't assume that we are "lucky" to be able to increase our pay, some of you may be, but that is not always true for others.

Good luck to everyone though especially now during the Holidays
You can buy just the Start/Stop software w/o the pedal if you're able to use your pedal as a VEC
Bringing up ExpressScribe pedal question again. Does anyone have 9-pin Infinity pedal on a USB?


Help with rate increase, please
Good morning, everyone. May I have a little advice on a rate increase I am thinking about, please? I have been transcribing for a clinic here in South Florida for 4 years. I started out at 0.06/line and have never raised my rate for this client. However, I would like to raise my line rate to 0.08. Is this unreasonable? I work from home and feel very isolated when it comes to knowing if I am way too low on my rate. Any advice you can give me would be most appreciated. Thanks!
ASR production increase?!?!
Anyone want to know how MQ came up with the figures to say we have a PRODUCTION increase because of ASR?  It will surprise you!
IC Rate Increase

I would say work with them a little.  I would say try and increase to $2.50 per page in the hopes you get an increase of $2.00.  I had a physician do this where I wanted $2.50 from $1.50 (6 years ago), and he offered me $2.00.  I took it. 

I am now, same physician, looking for a way to increase as I get paid per page $2.00 (typing from handwritten forms/not dictation), but I think he may go for it.  I, however, am looking at whether I am making more with him per page as opposed to per line and with him it seems I do better per page.  I also make deliveries.  If I were you, I would not go 4 times a week if they are not willing to compensate you a little more for that time.  Production is production, but the time spent making the deliveries needs to be worked in. 

Is this a client that could possibly go digital?  You may want to stroll that avenue.  Just a thought.  E-mail me if you'd like and have more questions.  I am having the same dilemma.  No one wants to go digital, but they are flexible with pick-up/delivery. 

I read an article on www.mtworld.com about transcriptionists not making what they should because they do not want to "rock the boat", well my boat is sinking somewhat as everything has gone up but my income!!!  HAHAHAHAHA

Rate increase...

I just this done several months ago and what I did was put a little "blurb" at the bottom on the current invoice that said "Effective xx/xx/xx line rate will be $x.xx", with the effective date starting the next month.   I never heard anything back so have been billing at increased rate ever since.  I did make it large enough (same font size as rest of invoice) and put a couple of ******next to it.  When you get a bill from your water, electric, gas or whatever company, they don't even tell you,they just raise it, although sometimes the cable company will tell you in advance that rates have changed.  Anyway, that's what I did, didn't feel I needed to justify it, especially if your rates have been the same for a long time, like mine!!  Good luck.

Increase speed
Crank up the speed of the dictator as high as you can while still understanding it. Learn all the keyboard shortcuts and don't touch the mouse. If you hover your mouse over the buttons, you'll see the shortcut.
How to increase productivity

The more targeted your glossaries are, the faster you get to your words and phrases. Are you using doctor- or specialty-specific glossaries combined with your own base glossary?

Are you concentrating on phrases rather than on words? The big keystroke savings kick in when you concentrate on the phrases your doctors say all the time.

More about productivity at the link below. I hope it will give you some quick tips.


Where do you work where you can increase
I wanted to work all hours this week and make a good check for the holidays. I am actually getting half, because there is no work at any time of day. I am working 12-15 hours sitting and waiting for work. If you can share any where that has an abundance of work to get incentives it would be very appreciated. Glad you can make up for your loss, but I am sorry you are going through this.
Is there ONE pedal I can buy that will work with ALL platforms? And where do I shop for a pedal?
A wave pedal is a foot pedal that connects to either
serial port, game port, or USB depending on the software needed with it.   You have to download the work via the internet and most companies still require high-speed internet, though some allow dial-up or satellite.   A pedal costs about $70, though can find on e-bay cheaper.  You can download ExpressScribe for free to use with the foot pedal unless the company requires a different software program. 
Sorry. Got cut off. Nothing I do can increase the font size.
To the person asking whether to increase her rate sm

check this website out.  These are the vendors and what they are charging for New Jersey Medical Center.


To all of those MQ MTs,  check it out, they are charging up to $0.20 per 65 character line. 

Hope this helps.

Min wage in WA is 7.63 but they are proposing a $1 increase. nm
My plan to increase my income
Real estate. I just took a new MT job during second shift hours. I'm going to real estate school (doesn't take long). My plan is to do the real estate thing during the day.

They even have a program that is certified (Georgia) that I can take online. I know it will take time to start getting listings and closings once I get my license, but at least it's a ray of hope.
my plan to increase income
Hi - Unfortunately, you will have to have some money in your savings to pay your bills until you become established. I went to real estate school with "the dream of more money", almost easy money. I didn't survive long enough to make any money. It is another one of those "lure you in with lies" profession. Sorry - but no better than MT
my plan to increase income
Unless you are making major bucks at being an MT, you would still be better served saving your money. Real estate is a difficult business to "break into" and there are many hidden costs. As another poster stated, "you are on call always" while working in real estate. Good luck to you though!
I have noticed an significant increase
in the cost of living. I do not know whether to attribute this to the cost of gas rising or Hurricane Katrina and the gulf ports out of commission but items on the shelf seem about 15% higher in general than just 1-2 years ago save for paper products.

I do not know how a family can do it and not go into severe debt and I really do believe that is how many are making it, using their charge cards to pay day to day expenses.
But that's CMT. Nobody has made mention of a pay increase for RMT. nm
No, not take over. Increase international labor use? Yes.
owning a US company but using international labor.

Shortcuts to increase production
Can anyone tell me what types of shortcuts, software, etc. I can use to increase my production?  I am looking for ways to cut time/increase production.  I have some macros, but what else?  Someone suggested I use the speech recognition software and I could repeat what was being dictated, as it may type faster? Has anyone tried this? I was thinking I would then have to spend my time cleaning up mistakes, but they said it was 99% accurate.  Sounds strange, but maybe it would work.  Any ideas would be appreciated!
well, the more you do ops, the more you'll increase productivity
It wouldn't increase the speed of someone who
is using a steno machine for sure. However, I am at least 30% faster on ASR. And I'm not a slow typist - I can do 90 to 100 words per minute. I am a fast reader, though, and I think that helps with ASR.

I'm curious though...I don't understand how you use a steno machine to type onto a computer screen. I thought it was a machine that just typed codes out on paper that court reporters later transcribed. I'm fascinated by this...that is a nice increase in production.

Do you think it's worth it for someone with no steno experience to learn how to use a steno machine?

When you use the steno machine, do you hook it up as if it were your keyboard? Does it type out full words? Any advice/info you could give would be very appreciated. :)
If we all refuse to do VR at low rates, we may see an increase in pay.

The OP said text not font, but it does increase
all that is on the page, most of which includes the font size.

Like I said, I found this out by accident. Glad it helped you, too. I know I like it.
MQ ROCKS??? Because a poster SAYS she was hired on for increase?
What about those of us who have been with MQ for YEARS and have seen revolving doors of bonused crooked CEOs come and go and have not been given an increase in pay for FIVE years?   MQ ROCKS or MQ is on the ROCKS?    If this is what it takes to please you, an anonymous poster and empty promises from the lastest CEO what lowered expectations from a company you must have.  As for me, I expect more and will MQ Rock when it affects the MAJORITY of the hardworking MQMTs.
What is the best short-cut program to use to increase you speed?