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Does anyone know how to set Page Length in Windows 97? See inside

Posted By: Lbc on 2006-03-10
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New account, they need the page to stop at 8.9 or 9.1, and so I have to put in a hard page break.

BUT, does anyone know how to set the page length to be shorter automatically? Something I can create a template or whatever, and when I type on that account, the page length will automatically break at 8.9 and then I will know to put the hard page break in when the machine does?


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Depends on length of page
If you get $2.50 a page, that's including short pages? I find that my average page is 25 lines. They are not all full.
Inside is a page I just copied with directions for

In Windows, how do I check my computer's IP address or physical (aka MAC) address?

Windows NT, 2000, and XP

To see what IP address, default gateway, and subnet mask your computer is using:

  1. Click the Start button and select All Programs (XP) or Programs (NT and 2000).

  2. Select Accessories, then Command Prompt (2000 and XP), or Command Prompt (NT).

  3. At the command prompt, enter: ipconfig
  4. To close the command prompt, enter: exit

For other IP information on Windows, including the physical address, at the command prompt, enter:

ipconfig /all | more

This will give you information regarding your computer's TCP/IP setup, including:

Host name
DNS servers
Physical address
IP address
Subnet mask
Default gateway
WINS servers

The IP address will be a series of numbers following the pattern xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx, for example,

The physical address, which many people call the MAC address, will be a series of six hexadecimal number pairs following the pattern xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx, for example, 00-40-A4-F3-C0-01.

Note: If you have more than one active network adapter, you will see multiple entries here. Many laptop users nowadays have at least two adapters: one for the regular Ethernet adapter, and one for the wireless 802.11b or 802.11g card. Some computers will have three entries or more (for example, for either an infrared or a Bluetooth adapter). Sometimes it's easy to distinguish between the two (for example, one of them will say "wireless" next to "Description:"), but other times it's not (the description will give only a manufacturer and model). You may have to consult the manufacturer's documentation for your computer to tell which section of the ipconfig/all | more output refers to which network adapter.

Windows XP, without using the command prompt

Alternatively, in Windows XP, if you want to find this information and want to stay within the graphic user interface, or for any reason do not want to use DOS commands, you can find this information by doing the following:

  1. Right-click the My Network Places icon, and then select Properties.

  2. Double-click the Local Area Connection icon. Occasionally, there will be a number on the end (e.g., Local Area Connection 2); it depends on your computer's configuration. If you are looking for the MAC address for a wireless adapter, the icon will normally be named Wireless Network Connection.

  3. Click the Support tab.

  4. Click the Details... button.

The physical address (MAC address) and IP address will be listed in the window that appears.

Windows 95, 98, and Me

To check your computer's IP address or physical address, follow the steps below:

  1. Click the Start button and select Run... .

  2. Type winipcfg and click OK.

  3. From the drop-down menu, select the adapter being used for your connection:

    • Select PPP Adapter if you're dialing in.

    • Select the Ethernet adapter if you're connected to a LAN or a broadband connection.

    • Select the wireless adapter if you're connected via wireless.

The IP address will appear in its labeled field. The MAC address will appear in a field labeled Adapter Address.

Alternatively, you may follow these steps:

  1. Click the Start button and select Settings, then Control Panel.

  2. Double-click Network. Select TCP/IP, then click Properties.

The IP address appears under the IP Address page tab.

Note: If you are using Dial-up Networking (i.e., PPP) or DHCP (campus housing at Indiana University Bloomington uses DHCP), the IP address is dynamically assigned by the terminal server, and Obtain an IP address automatically should be selected.

Note: You can use the Get Connected web site to register your Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Home, Windows Vista, or Mac OS X (10.3 and later) computer to use the IU network in campus housing. Computers running Windows 2000 or Linux, as well as game consoles, must be manually registered. For help, contact the UITS Support Center at IUB by calling 812-855-6789 or at IUPUI by calling 317-274-4357. You cannot register Windows 95, 98, or Me on the IU network in campus housing.

Refreshing the page should do it, however the direct link is inside.
see link
practice what you preach on your front page..see inside
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Addy of 1 inside w/links noted on that page. Good luck! Try
Are you working in DOS or Windows? In Windows, it's Kilobytes.
length of time
I usually figure 1-2 times the length of the dictation if the doctor doesn't mumble, pause, or have an accent. If there is an accent of lots of vocab I have to check, it can take anywhere from 3-4 times or longer. And as above, this is using expanders. A meeting format would probably be more difficult unless they are taping it professionally. Otherwise, people's voices may fade in and out, you might have background noise, etc. In this case, I would figure around 8 hours, maybe a bit more.
Well if the file is 60 min in length

How long does it take you to transcribe 60 min of dictation?   If it doesn't take that long, then swell, but if it takes you all day, then that's not much hourly...

Paid by the dictated minute is horrible especially when you've got a speed demon dictator that turns out it's actually 120 min worth of dictation because they talk so darned fast...


The font has nothing to do with the length
of a line, that is set by the margins. A 65-character count line is a line, whether the line itself has 55 characters or 85 characters. It takes 65 to make a line.
What about the sometimes-variable pay period length??
Twice a month, it's usually 11 working days, but can be a day shorter or longer from time to time....

We have a very generous 125 LPH requirement, which in an 8-hour day would come to 1000. Multiply that by the number of days in the pay period.

We have to average at least 1200 lines per day to make the first incentive bonus level, and it stays at 1200 lines per day regardless of pay period length. I.e. if it were a 10-day pay period, the incentive level would be 12,000 lines. For the usual 11-day pay period, it's 13,200.

My sister works for a hospital in Oregon; they have a 1400 lines per 8-hour day requirement, which comes to 175 lph.
As I recall, ONLY after you've been there for a set length of time.
Medium to long length acrylics.
I type a little better without them, but not enough to make me want to get rid of them!
I keep it on 24/7 but turn off monitor when I'm away any length of time.

I actually do turn if off every week or 2 but very seldom.  I've been told it's much better for computer longevity to leave it on.  Hope that is correct!

The typing itself will take 3 to 4 X the length of dictation if it's easy but...sm..

I don't know what kind of meeting you're talking aboutl.  Board meetings is usually formated as an outline, which will take quite a bit of extra time even if you already have a template for it.  It's just a pain.  I hope you have a meeting outline template.  If not, keep one after the first one you type for any after that.  You could ask them for one.  Tell them you want to see how they like it formatted.  Hopefully, they'll give it to you on disc or something so you don't have to re-type the outline. 

It also depends on how many people are speaking in the meeting and if they're speaking into the recorder.


I think it means any line no matter what length.
but that's a guess
Also, at times I'll skip a job due to length, not
If I know I've only got 30 more minutes to work and have to leave, I'll skip over a 25-minute long file, regardless of the ease/difficulty factor, so I like that we have the option. I can finish a few more shorter reports for the client that way whereas I might have otherwise logged off altogether. BUT, I also do my fair share of the hard ESLs and long files at the beginning of shift. I used to be 100% against skipping any files, but OTOH, if someone knows they can't do that ESL's work, maybe it's best for someone who CAN to take them on so the reports are more accurate. I would at least hope that the MTs have given it a good effort first though. I agree this might not be abused as much if MTSOs would pay for difficulty factor, though.
This is one place the font and line length absolutely
make a difference. If you have to use a small font and long line length, you will make the same or less than a 65 character count. Always check out the number of characters that can be put on the line with their defined margins. For example, 1 company uses 1 inch margin, but a tiny font, so the line length can actually be 104 characters, or almost double what the counted 65 character line is. Some have a "secret" formula for saying it will come out the same as a 65 character line, but that is a hoax, as well, as only part of the report is adjusted for that, not the entire report. The only gross line count on WP51 was the only good way for gross lines. Word has really changed that picture.
I just bought one and returned it! Headachy. I think more vertical length would be better for our pr
Personal page/web page resource

Thanks a lot for sharing these great websites!
Yep, $2.00 a page and the page has about 30-40 lines on it nm
NJ $3 page, though I have heard as low as $1 page.

When I worked for a national, up thru 2 years ago, I was getting $1.75 page and heard they got $4.

It depends on font size, line length, margin size, etc.
There are too many variables. 
Fax in Windows XP
There is a place in XP where you can send a fax, go to Start, All Programs, Accessories, Communications, Fax, there is a section there that says "Send a Fax" and it walks you through.

Hope this helps!!
WP 5.1 or WP for Windows
if you are using windows xp..sm
up on the toolbar, there is an icon that shows the *zoom*. if you want to change the document to 100 percent, click on the icon, choose 100 percent, and save the document that way. if you want to use a template that is not at 100 percent..open the template, change the zoom to 100 percent, click to close and it will ask if you want to save changes. say yes. next time you open the template, it will be at 100 percent. hope this helps.
Do you have Windows XP?

What happens when you click on "My Documents"? Does it say that it is not accessible?

You might try creating a new folder to save your documents in. Try creating it directly on the C drive, so you bypass Documents and Settings.

Otherwise...I don't know what to suggest.  Good luck! Let us know if you find out what went wrong.

If you have Windows XP, there is....(sm)
Remote Desktop already in your system, you just have to access it. See link below. I've never used this myself, but I would imagine your new MTSO would have to give you more info, for you to log onto your server, ISP, or other. I'm not a real technie person, so can't really help further. Hopefully someone else will have more hands on experience for you.

(Personally, don't understand why the MTSO would not give you all the information you need to be able to work for them, and provide technical support, but that's just me, I guess....)

Good luck!

No, I use Windows XP.
It's really weird. It was the same expresss scribe I had last year. It worked fine. Now it doesn't work. I did uninstall it then download the newer version. So, I have been online looking for an older version. No luck yet, however.

But thanks for trying to help. I really appreciate everyone for trying to help me out with this.:)
do you do windows?
the ones on houses? and not the computer!
Windows XP sm

Dell stopped selling computers with XP on 6/30 this year.  I called them and asked them if I could get a computer with XP, and they told me no. 

I think it's a shame they're trying to make people purchase something they don't want. I'll probably go with Tiger Direct.


Is this for DOS or Windows?
Sounds like DOS version if it's on a disk. Not sure if one for Windows came on disk. If it's for Windows do you have the right version of Word to use it with? If it's for DOS do you have wp51 installed? Are you using it from the RUN function? Other than that maybe your disk might be corrupted.
Thank you but I have Windows XP

Do you know of a "fix" for this ?

Can you use the DOS system with Windows XP?nm
Anyone here about the Windows XP virus out right now?? nm
Anyone using or have used MedriteXL for Windows not DOS?
Is it MT-friendly and productive.  Does it count  headers, footers, etc., or would that be company-controlled.   Can you use ShortHand abbreviation Expander with it?
Windows upgrade
If in doubt about upgrade, please try www.worldstart.com and post a message on the message board asking your tech question and one of the techs will get back to you. They have helped me many times and are great. They sent me in the right direction for my memory upgrade and problems on my computer. They will know if it can or cannot be done. I always ask them there before I add anything on my computer. Just upgraded my memory to 512. They know about software/hardware, etc. Good luck. Try this web site, these techies know what they are doing.
MS Word for Windows 95
Does anybody know of a medical spellchecker that works with MS Word for Windows 95????  Thanks
ShortCuts for Windows........

I like Shorthand for Windows.
You can use it in MS Word almost everywhere else. It is very reasonably priced, and has a free 30-day trial.
if you are on XP, Shortcuts For Windows

Anyone considering Windows Vista?
I'm just now beginning research, anyone have any opinions yet?
PCShorthand for Windows
I use the above. It works with pretty much all windows-based programs. You can download a free 30-day trial to check it out.
windows vista
I have seen a lot about Vista not working with several programs, etc. Has anyone found a fix for this, or is it better to just stay with XP and pray it does not crash. I think I may use the "contact us" on the windows site to let them know our problem, I mean we are a major user of their product. What are our alternatives? Any opinions?
Windows Vista
I need to get a new computer, having decided I need one dedicated solely to work, without my 13-year-old's sites and fun and games. But I'm wondering how the new thing, Windows Vista, is going to affect different programs and platforms. All the job ads I see where you use your own computer specify Windows XP. And I don't really want a buggy new system. Amybody facing this?
Has anybody tried the new Windows Vista...sm

If so does it work well with the voice file/foot pedals we use for transcription. 


Windows Vista
Are there any companies that have systems compatible with Windows Vista?

This key is on all windows keyboards.
Windows Vista
Does the new Basic Windows Vista come with any type of word processing program or do you have to buy that separately? Thanks.
Windows Vista

Has anyone used Windows vista with Extext? 

Windows Update.
Your operating system needs updates. Go to Microsoft site and check for the available updates.

MTStars Support Team.

The new Macs can use both Windows and OS X
The new macs allow you to install both Windows and OS X. So basically you get the best of both words. They call it a dual boot. I use it and it actually seems faster on my mac then it did on my pc. I hope this helps