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EditScript 8 Fonts

Posted By: NC on 2009-03-13
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Anyone know how to change fonts in EditScript 8?  I just upgrade from 6 and the toolbar options for Word no longer work.



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I have five accounts and they all use different fonts but when I do my line count -- since I am gross line I change to Courier 12 and do my gross line count as that is what I base my line rate on.  Have never had a problem with doing it this way and in 18 years have never  had an account question my line count.   They just pay and say thank you.   But one account uses Arial 10, two uses Times Roman 12 and my psych accounts uses different fonts for different reports.  So to be standard and fair to all that is what I do.   Like I have said many times, am lucky to have the accounts that do not question their invoices and pay within 48 hours. 
I work from home for Cymed and can type in any font I want or enlarge a font because report goes to hospitals in whatever font they have selected as their default. I just love this because I can type in bigger font, easier to read while typing, and don't have to worry about it.
Question in my office what is the standard font for transcription.  NTR 12 looks like its for the sight challanged.  I have one doc who likes arial 11??

Three accounts use Times Roman, one uses Arial 10, two let me use whatever font I want that makes the consult look good.   No standard as far as I am aware.



fonts most certainly do matter and do....sm

I remember having a private neurologist who wanted Ariel 11 and at that time I only had access to 10 point fonts.....Fonts take up space in a line, and if you use Ariel 11 or 12, you are getting more characters into an inch of space.

Courier 10 or any other font #10 is the standard and customary font in my area for nearly 3 decades...outside of that one neurologist, who then demanded a 5 line credit on every report (for one year that I kept her as one of my accounts).  By the end of the year, I figured it out and I lost $1000 with that 5-line credit for each report.  The following year I gave her 3 options......One was to keep her at 12 cpl but with no 5-line per report credit, the second was to up her to 13 CPL with the 5-line per report credit, and the third option I gave her (and secretly hoped she would take, which she did) was to PULL THE ACCOUNT! She was such a nasty, negative, young WITCH that I couldn't wait to give up that account....and today I make sure to tell the public NEVER to see her as a neurologist and refer to other neurologists in the community.  (payback is a *ITCH, now isn't it?)   

Different fonts is why you are having a problem. sm
You need to use two different styles. The default document paragraph style would be one font, then create or modify one of the existing styles for the header/footer with another font. Do all of this in the template (.dot file) so it does not affect other documents.
Line counts and Fonts?
I have a clinic account that has asked me to use Bookman Old Style font with a 10-pitch for the text using a 65-character line counter with spaces. Does the pitch size (i.e. 10 versus 12) affect how many characters are on a line? If so, should I be charging more for 10 pitch versus 12 pitch?! I am rather confused by this whole topic. I thought if you were counting spaces and characters, that the pitch does not matter? Any suggestions would be appreciated. TIA
Even with AC, you need to use templates with default fonts so you sm
aren't constantly switching back and forth. Instant Text will work the same way so you don't have to save half a dozen entries just to get the correct font.
That way keeps the same font and I work with different fonts so
I use the commands instead.
I've been seeing a lot on this board about fonts and font size affecting line counts and I was...

wondering how this is possible?  I mean if your lines are based on a 65 character line then what difference does the font type or size make?  I mean, a character is a character whether it's type in Arial, Times New Roman, or Courier.

I use MP Count to count my lines and I decided to do a little test.  I typed a document and saved in Arial 10 and 12 font type and size, Times New Roman 10 and 12 font type and size, and Courier 10 and 12 font type and size.  And then I ran a line report on each individual document counting lines by 65 characters per line strict (no spaces) and came up with 24 lines each time in each font type and size.

There was an MT below who was saying she types in Arial for her client, but bills them for Courier like it made a difference in the lines.  Maybe I'm missing something, but I just don't see how it makes any difference at all.

EditScript help

I am about to start working for a company that uses EditScript.  I need to know if a USB foot pedal will work with it.  When I looked at the foot pedal they said I have to have, I have the same exact one except it is USB.  Does anybody know if this will work?  I really don't have the money to spend on a new foot pedal, and I use a laptop for work that doesn't even have a 9-pin serial port.

Thank you in advance!



Is anyone using this program.  I just started it and it seems to be good - the first voice recognition that I have used to date - just wondered what others thought since this seems to be the way of the future in MT.

I think it is slow but that is only my opinion.
When you are in editscript...
Click on the eyeball on the toolbar and select the pedal tab.  You can adjust the bounceback time from there.
EditScript...does KS use this? sm
It seems to me that is where I have seen it used, by KS. If so, then...ST works with it more or less. Not as well as it works with ExText or MedRiteXL, but it will run.

If you are not working for KS, then I don't happen to know one way or the other. Works a treat in ExText.

Has anyone had trouble downloading Editscript because of MS Works being on their PC?  I'm getting an error msg and I don't know how to get around this...Thanks

Does anyone know if you can use a game-port pedal on EditScript or if you have to have a serial pedal?
Does anyone use dialup? I am in a rural area and cannot get dialup at present. I have been trying to download EditScript and I am having mega problems. Anyone else in the same boat?
Editscript is I guess you would call it like a platform. Voice recognition editing is when the report comes up and you go through and listen to the doctor to catch any mistakes that are in there.

Editscript V8

With the account that I work on, they did something to the program to make it so that we could not copy and paste within a document.  Maybe this happened to your account.  The only copy and pasting that can be done, I have found, is after the job has been uploaded.  Then, I can search by dictation ID in the database.  Once in view function, I am able to copy and paste using the same Ctrl functions as in Word.

I don't use Editscript myself...sm
I can totally see where you wouldn't be able to afford to upgrade though. I have Windows XP but I need to upgrade to a newer Word. I am using 2002 Word. I am starting to have issues with Spantel using this version. I can do the work but I am having little issues. I can't afford to buy an upgrade though. I don't know, maybe I can get a used copy of Microsoft Office. It doesn't have to be 07 just a newer version than I have. I will have to check on it. You are not alone in not being able to afford upgrades though.
The line count SUCKS big time on this.....When I worked on it, did a compare in regular word, I got WAY MORE than what Editscript gave me. It is not Editscript, the company can configure it to NOT count headers, demo info, etc. The company is the one doing it!!! Any way to cheat us MTs out of anything, that is what they do...When I see ads for jobs stating they use Emdat or Escription. I just pass right on over it.

I have used EditScript now for 3 years and have noticed the same thing.  The software is missing simple words and a lot of reports are just a mess.  I agree with a previous post that part of it has to do with the skill level of the MTs working on the account.  I work for a company that likes to hire new grads, so I think that might explain some of the formatting issues and incorrect phrases I encounter daily.  It is very frustrating. 



AVG and EditScript
I am using  EditScript MT version 8 and have the paid version of AVG in my computer.  Works just fine.  
I am working with Version 8 and still have Version 6 on my computer. I just downloaded 8 when they sent me the instructions and left 6 there just in case. There have been a lot of problems so far with 8, but I imagine eventually it will all be worked out. Then maybe I will get rid of 6. It's kinda like when you hold onto something in your house forever; the minute you junk it, you will need it. I guess that is why I haven't gotten rid of it.

AVG & EditScript
I work for eScription, helped in the development of EditScript, and work on the platform daily. I use the free version of AVG and it works just fine with EditScript, so I can only assume that the paid version will work, too. In fact, I think it works much better with AVG than with the others (though the last time I tried Norton's was a few years ago).

Hope this helps!
Editscript Help


Just wondering if anyone out there knows how to get the expanded toolbar in Editscript in the work queue????

Thanks :)

Alt+= in EditScript

What happens when you highlight your word/phrase and then type Alt+=? Does the Add Entry window not show up? Or is it blank?

If it is blank, try doing Ctrl+C to add it to the clipboard before hitting Alt+=.

Editscript-Escription - Jay, sm

Jay, do I still use a foot pedal with this software? What is the difference between editscript and escription? Sorry for the questions, but I have never used this platform before...Thanks!


eScription is the name of the company. They make a dictation system which takes the doctors' dictation files and runs them through a voice recognition engine once they reach a certain level of accuracy. At any given time, there will be some dictations that have to be transcribed from scratch and others that need to be edited.

EditScript is the name of the TRANSCRIPTION component of the eScription system, the part that you as an MT would use. It does use a foot pedal, yes. It integrates with your MS Word program so you can still use your AutoCorrects, macros and expanders.

Problems with Editscript...sm
I work on Editscript and when I log on and click to download jobs nothing happens.  All it says is to please wait jobs are being downloaded.  I can't seem to get any help regarding this and I am going to pull my hair out!  Does anybody who works on this platform know what the problem is?
EditScript help needed.
One of my accounts is stalling out when I'm logging in when it gets to the downloading latest contacts.  The other two accounts are working fine.  I tried deleting all the TPL files and have reloaded it a couple times.  Any other ideas?
What are they paying for EditScript?
Just curious.
EditScript & eScription
eScription is the company with EditScript. They do not take over departments. The hospital will contract with them to use their software and servers, etc. EditScript is voice recognition software. They do not take over departments.

However, there are some transcription companies who are certified ES users and will try to bid for the department or hospital's work.

Please know that not every hospital or department who uses the EditScript platform outsources their transcription work to companies or anyone else for that matter. Recently, many have been keeping their transcription in-house and training their MTs on the new software.

I hope this answers your questions.

EMR is an electronic medical record. Most companies are trying to sell their software to the healthcare industry as EMR. Paperless records so you could be visitng in Alaska, have an accidnet, and the doc could pull your chart up from the hospital in your home town, like New Jersey, etc. instantly.

Hope this information helps.
oops, it is actually Editscript
Sorry, I am new to posting.
Question for MTs using EditScript (sm)
Anyone out there using a laptop compatible with EditScript MT?  I want to order a Vostro.   All opinions welcome.  Need to be sure the footpedal works along with an erogonomic keyboard to be able to work while traveling. 
My favorite platform.
EditScript & Smartype
Does anyone know if EditScript and Smartype are compatible? I just purchased Stedman's Smartype, but I don't want to install it if it isn't going to work with EditScript.


eScription EditScript
Does anyone know what the standarized definition of a line is when using the eScription platform (EditScript)? I understand bolding and underlining are not permitted, so that has been eliminated from the line count. How about two spaces after a sentence? Has that been eliminated from the line count also? How difficult is it to confirm your line count that the software is gathering for you? If you partially edit and partially transcribe a report, does it separate the two functions and provide individual counts? Thanks!
Another question -- EditScript
If you insert list of recipients into the report from the hospital directory, does the MT receive credit for this in the line count? Are any of the demographics included in the line count? Thanks for your reply.
Another eScription EditScript
If you had to transcribe a report on the eScription platform instead of edit, would you be able to use the AutoCorrect feature in your Word program, or another Expander program, or are you using the Word on the eScription server and would an expander program be available?
I was offered 2.5 cpl for editscript VR....sm
I have a year exp. I think it is kind of low. Said they give raises after 6 months if satisfactory. I need the job so bad I think I may have to take it. I have a part time already but not enough work. I need something to work on when no work in my other job. I can not get a job anywhere else because everyone wants 2 years exp.
EditScript (see inside)

You can use autocorrect while typing or editing.

Probs with Editscript

One of the companies I work for have recently switched over to Editscript.  I have been moving and have finally settled down and for the first time this week attempted to type.  The company says that you have to buy a special footpedal that goes with the software.  Instead you have to use hotkeys.  I could not even make my way through one dictation without giving up.  It is so hard not being able to use my footpedal.  Has anyone else had this kind of problem?

editscript works only ........
with DSL or Cable internet, satellite or dial up will not work....that's what companies tell.

editscript crashing
I just got a job using editscript with 2003 and it took out my whole computer!!! EVERYTHING. Did that happen to you? The tech guy at this company said it wasn't anything they did. I have had my computer for 3 years and never had anything like that happen before. I'm just curious if that is what happened to you.

Anybody ever having trouble downloading EditScript on initial setup?   I get so far and the templates will load but the next part that lists the providers won't and I get kicked off my provider (VZ wireless air card).  I have been told that they do use this for the laptops, so that shouldn't be an issue.  Just didn't know if anyone had any possible suggestions.  TIA!

Editscript problems
I have not had any work from the client since July but I bumped into someone who works in one of the departments at the facility and they sort of complained to me about the quality of the reports lately. I told them I hadn't done the work but they continued to rant about the poor quality. I told them it was now Editscript. So it looks like Escription/Editscript is lacking something. They said words left out and misspelled words were a big problem. Now you can say it is up to the Editor to fix it but if they don't hear it, it can't be fixed. Also I'm wondering if the corrections are holding after the report is closed out. Anyway they are not happy, just FYI.
Editscript/Escription ???
I have used Escription when I worked for TransTech.  Now I have been offered a position with a company that uses Dictaphone VR.  I thought Escription was a Dictaphone product.  Does Dictaphone have more than 1 platform for VR?
Editscript and footpedal
The company you work with should give you the instructions.
I only know that Editscript works together with the Escription software that you can download free from the internet.
I assume you have the 9-pin serial (Com) port footpedal.
You have also to set the right port on your computer:
Click on Control panel/footswitch/serial port/Com1 or Com2.

Is it possible to run more than one version of editscript on your PC?
i.e. v.6.1 and v.8? Just curious.