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Edit Dictionary

Posted By: TotallyRadMT on 2007-11-09
In Reply to: Can someone tell me how to remove a word from spell check? - GLF

Click on Tools, Options, Spelling & Grammar. On the Custom Dictionary window, select CUSTOM.DIC then click Dictionaries (to the right). When Custom Dictionary window opens, click Edit. Find the word you added and delete it. Save the file.

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Exactly. It's not in the dictionary. That's why you need...
In order to know what verbiage is outside the norm, but is still acceptable in the profession. USE RESOURCES (and not human ones)! Does a surgeon ask 'gee, where's the pancreas again?'
shows either long haul or long-haul (as an adjective)
That's why we edit it. nm
From dictionary

results for: oriental

o·ri·en·tal - Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[awr-ee-en-tl, ohr‑]

–adjective 1. (usually initial capital letter) of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the Orient, or East; Eastern. 
2. of the orient or east; eastern. 
3. (initial capital letter) Zoogeography. belonging to a geographical division comprising southern Asia and the Malay Archipelago as far as and including the Philippines, Borneo, and Java. 
4. Jewelry. a. (usually initial capital letter) designating various gems that are varieties of corundum: Oriental aquamarine; Oriental ruby. 
b. fine or precious; orient: oriental agate; oriental garnet. 

c. designating certain natural saltwater pearls found esp. in the Orient.   

–noun 5. (usually initial capital letter) a native or inhabitant of the Orient.

From another dictionary
o·ri·en·tal (ôr'ē-ĕn'tl, ōr'-) pronunciation

1. often Oriental Of or relating to the countries of the Orient or their peoples or cultures; eastern.
2. Oriental Of or designating the biogeographic region that includes Asia south of the Himalaya Mountains and the islands of the Malay Archipelago.
3. Lustrous and valuable: oriental pearls.
1. Of or relating to a genuine or superior gem: an oriental ruby.
2. Relating to or designating corundum that resembles another stone in color.


often Oriental Often Offensive. An Asian.
orientally o'ri·en'tal·ly adv.

USAGE NOTE Asian is now strongly preferred in place of Oriental for persons native to Asia or descended from an Asian people. The usual objection to Oriental—meaning “eastern”—is that it identifies Asian countries and peoples in terms of their location relative to Europe. However, this objection is not generally made of other Eurocentric terms such as Near and Middle Eastern. The real problem with Oriental is more likely its connotations stemming from an earlier era when Europeans viewed the regions east of the Mediterranean as exotic lands full of romance and intrigue, the home of despotic empires and inscrutable customs. At the least these associations can give Oriental a dated feel, and as a noun in contemporary contexts (as in the first Oriental to be elected from the district) it is now widely taken to be offensive. However, Oriental should not be thought of as an ethnic slur to be avoided in all situations. As with Asiatic, its use other than as an ethnonym, in phrases such as Oriental cuisine or Oriental medicine, is not usually considered objectionable.

An Asian person once corrected my brother on this point. I'd go with Asian rather than risk being offensive.
dictionary help
It has been my observation that once downloaded and set up it runs automatically if spellchecker is part of your package- I did not have to "add" only download - best way to tell is type in a medical word - also - start, programs and find stedmans for your tab to select and open for searchs in dictionary itself- you can keep it minimized.
they should edit their own.
you'd better get a new dictionary

Callus is a noun

Callous is an adjective - whether you're using it to describe a lesion on your foot or the way a person acts.  Actually, the latter use originated from the medical use because a callous lesion is "hard and rough around the edges" like some people can be.

On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Spelling & Grammar tab.

Click Dictionaries.

Select the dictionary you want to edit. Make sure you do not clear its check box.

Click Edit.

Add, delete, or edit the words in the custom dictionary.
If you're typing words, press ENTER after each word to put it on a separate line.

When you finish editing, click Save on the Standard toolbar.

On the File menu, click Close
Not only do I edit everything I read........sm

My husband says I "type" in my sleep !!  Jeezz.... like 8 hours a day isn't bad enough!   

Medical Dictionary

Does anyone know if there is a place to download a free medical dictionary?



Medical Dictionary
MT Mom
Hey thanks guys for the suggestions. I am going to be doing transcription at home for they physician I work for and am using Word perfect 12. It has a spell check on it but was looking for a medical spell check I could download and use along with a general spell check.
Did you check the dictionary?


Not only did I check the dictionary...

Several, in fact, Dorland's, Stedman's, Stedman's Ophthalmology Word Book, Google (please notice I said it sounds like "ameliorectomy"...so I could have searched all day...) Looked up samples of ophthalmology reports and checked with my fellow quality auditors.  I came to this board to use it as it was meant to be used...not about what's for dinner, what's your favorite TV show, etc...  Honey, I have been an MT for 30 years, a quality auditor for 10 years and have probably forgotten more medical terminology than you will ever know.  Please keep your venom to yourself.


To those of you who tried to help me, I sincerely appreciate it!  It did get an answer...it was Muellerectomy.

Don't know the average, but I get 13 cpl to edit VR. nm
This is why every MT should own a medical dictionary. NM
If I buy Stedman's Smartype, do I still need to buy the dictionary? 
I just went to dictionary.com, found this...sm



2 entries found for orientated.

o·ri·en·tate   Audio pronunciation of "orientated" ( P )  Pronunciation Key  (ôr""-"n-t"t", -"n-, "r"-)
v. o·ri·en·tat·ed, o·ri·en·tat·ing, o·ri·en·tates
v. tr.

To orient: “He... stood for a moment, orientating himself exactly in the light of his knowledge” (John le Carré).

v. intr.

To face or turn to the east.

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Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Copyright © 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.


adj : adjusted or located in relation to surroundings or circumstances; sometimes used in combination; "the house had its large windows oriented toward the ocean view"; "helping freshmen become oriented to college life"; "the book is value-oriented throughout" [syn: oriented] [ant: unoriented]

Source: WordNet ® 2.0, © 2003 Princeton University

Checking the dictionary?
Are we watching the same Judge Joe Brown!?! Not the impression I get, at all. LOL!
medical dictionary
I loaded Stedman's and it did not automatically load into my Word dictionary.  Can anyone help me out?
can you not go into the dictionary and delte some--sm
you no longer use? I did this a few weeks ago and found a lot that I no longer needed.
Custom dictionary
I do not know what operating system you are using. I use XP and my custom dictionary is located as - C:DocumentsandSettingsOwnerApplicationDataMicrosoftProofCUSTOM.DIC

All of the words that I have added to my dictionary over the past couple of years are stored here. You should be able to copy the words and paste them in your new custom dictionary.

I hope that I am explaining this correctly.

As a note, I have even put a shortcut to my custom dictionary words on my desktop for easy access.
Mine really is 2 - because I EDIT!
EDIT? Since when did we have the education
that the physician does and where do you draw the line?? 
Depends on if doing 100% edit or not.
if you have to listen 100% and you have bad MTs, then it will be hard to get.
I'm sorry that you have crappy QA. I wish I had you to edit. sm

A good QA will not do that.  Where are you working that you have such bad QA personnel?  I'm not wanting to go to that company, lol.

Hope it gets better and you get helpful mentors.

Can expanders help if you mostly edit
reports rather than transcribe? That is what I do the most of.
You may be able to edit faster than
transcribe, but you are still doing twice the amount of lines for the same pay. After some time, the VR will start to recognize more terms and require less input. At that time, you may not be needed at all on those accounts, or you will be asked to accept less money. Time will tell!
Who better to edit reports

than a doctor?  It's a nice thought and I'd love to have a doctor as my QA person!  Unfortunately, editors aren't paid very well.  Most make less than $20 per hour.  The whole medical transcription industry has taken a major hit in pay thanks to off-shoring and AHDI (aka AAMT - which was supposed to be pro-MT, but instead is pro-greedy business owner).  Also, voice recognition has cut our pay.  Sometimes it even takes longer to edit a poorly worded voice file, but we are paid 3-4 cents per line.

If we can fight the off-shoring of all confidential patient information/medical records and cuts in pay for VR, the pay might eventually return - but I doubt it.

Excuse me but isn't your job to edit reports?
What would you rather spend your day doing???? If you are an editor I would think editing would be your job!
Couldn't think of anything intelligent to say, so you edit?
What a dimwit!
what kind of dictionary are you using? I found-sm
in The American Heritage College Dictionary. As mentioned below, the onelook.com site is very helpful
Dorland's Medical Dictionary nm
Edit Script, my first time doing VR
What is the average line count some of you get with VR??? Any suggestions this is my first job without straight typing?
I'm well aware we edit..but someone on here stated

How the heck do you edit a typo??


it's omphalocele. check med dictionary nm
Question for folks who QA/Edit
I'm an IC QA person for a company who uses Editscript. I spend precious time writing down job# and calculating the number of lines for each report. Is this system not capable of tracking the number of reports I edit or the number of lines?

Seems like the employer would prefer a software that tracks this info so they can ensure that the IC's are billing accurately. Any opinions on this?
Your QA needs to get a good medical dictionary. SM
I've been an MT for a long, long time and I have never heard of anything so ridiculous. 
I, too, edit Indian files ; they are getting better! sm
While sometimes there is something funky, I have to say that they are getting better and better all the time. When they first started on the account, yeah, they were bad; however, it has only been about 4 to 5 months and have improved 10 fold.
Pled is listed in my dictionary
Webster's New World Dictionary
I have Stedman dictionary. It's helpful.

It is not as complete as I would have thought.  I got it a couple years ago and really like the abilty to 'hear' the words.  Hope this helps.

Do you have the medical dictionary or just the spellchecker? I'm
curious about the electronic dictionary.  Thanks.
New computer - dictionary seems limited

My desktop crashed so I bought a laptop.  The dictionary for the system does not seem to be picking up near the medical terms my desktop did and the new computer has a newer version of MSWord.  Is there anything I can do to expand this?  I have Stedman's but some of the things it is saying I am misspelling are very basic medical terms and I did not have this problem with my old computer. 

QA persons edit. If it is 100% listen, that
depends on the MT and on the account. Usually phys ther reports are lengthy (and boring), but not hard, but you do have to know the terms. I do not do editing by the line. I would say 500 lph is upward thinking. I know years ago when I edited by the line (then being paid 6 cpl), I can say absolutely that I never earned more than $12 an hour (that was years and years ago). I had Indian MTs though and the worst of the worst ESL dictators but I swore then, never again.

Line pay is unfair to QA/editors but many companies try to squeeze the blood from a turnip. There is much to do in QA.

BTW, you put NM on your post making me think there was nothing in it
They are different. One is an expander and Stedman's is a dictionary. I have both.
Stuck adding dictionary
  I've downloaded Stedmans 6.0 to Word (program files) and am attempting to add the dictionary for spell check.  I can locate the file but when I try to add a file name, I get hung up.  I'm sure the problem lies in the file name, either the original download or my efforts to add the dic.  I would very much appreciate an assist, pulling my hair out.  TIA - I have googled extensively and followed the instructions but I am missing something here.
word97 dictionary to 2003...help please

I want to "upgrade" from word97 to word2003.  Is there a way to take my dictionary of words I have established over the years over to 2003?

and is there a way to go in and correct words put in wrong...

thank you for any help


The custom dictionary will come along with the upgrade if you
are upgrading over the previous version. Your autocorrect and autotext and macros upgrade too. Read the upgrade installation prompts carefully and you won't lose anything you had before.
Yes, and "ain't" is now in the dictionary and "invite" has....sm
suddenly become a noun....  Every time I hear someone say they received an "invite," it makes my skin crawl! 
Did you link it to your main dictionary?