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I have ? or * put in my format documents and create a macro to find ? or * and jump from each. nm

Posted By: I use ALT-J on the keyboard. on 2006-09-12
In Reply to: When recording a macro in MS Word - macro help-sm


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...thought we were a TEAM to create perfect documents! Why be so adversarial?
you have to create it as a macro (sm)
hit F3 for help and then M or C to create Macros...
when you follow these instructions, it will create an ALT(whatever). Then, in your docutment, you would do ALT-K or ALT-J, or ALT(whatever you name it)
You have to create a macro. SM for how I did it.

I assigned my macro to ALT-B, but you can assign any keys you want so long as they are not already in use for another function.

To create a new macro you click:

Tools -> Macros -> Record a new Macro

A window will open up that says:

Macro Name:  In the box type in the name you wish to give your macro. (I simply typed in AltB).

In the middle of the window you will see "Assign Macro to" with two buttons that say "Toolbar"  and "Keyboard".  Click the Keyboard button.

This opens a new window and your cursor will be in the field that says "Press new short cut key".  You will hit the series of keys you want to assign your macro to (in my case it was Alt+B).

Below you should see "Currently assigned to [unassigned}"  If it says it is assigned, you will need to pick other keys to assign your macro to.

Finally, click assign.

Now you are in your document and there will be a little box that has a stop button and pause button.  Every keystroke you make from this point on is recorded and will be assigned to your macro.

Now you want hit Ctrl+F which will bring up the find window and type in a character that you want your cursor to jump to.  I use the asterix (*).  Then click the stop button on the little box.

Then test our your macro.  I have report templates I use that look like this:



And every time I hit Alt+B, I jump to the next asterix.

I hope this helps.  It sounds kind of confusing when you are trying to explain how to do it, but once you do it it is really pretty simple.

If you don't know how to create a macro
an unhelpful post to someone asking for help? Especially since someone else had already given her good instructions for what she wanted to do and another poster had pointed her in the direction of a board devoted to increasing productivity.
RE: Create a macro for "jump"
Could you please send me the instructions for creating such a macro? I would be forever thankful. Thanks....thinking of you in kind. KO
Is there a way to create a macro for adjusting zoom?
In other words, if I want to adjust my zoom from 100% to 125% and then back to 100% before uploading without having to click view, zoom, etc, is there a way to create a shortcut to switch between zoom views? I just can't see well at 100%. I need glasses, obviously, but in the meantime I want to be able to see better without the strain to my eyes. Its just such a hassle to change zoom back and forth for every document, but we cannot upload them with the zoom at anything more or less than 100%.

Could you email it to me too?  I have not had 100% success with this in Word, having typed in WordPerfect for years and years.  I appreciate any help you may provide in this regard. 

You need to create a macro, sending you an email with instructions. :) nm
Setting up macro in Word for jump code...inside
(you can actually use any key on the keyboard, I actually use F3 because it doesn't seem to interfere with anyting.)

I call it a "jumpcode" and what you need to do is create a Word macro for it. For example, I use (Alt + /) to insert blanks in a document. Now if I want to jump to the blanks I use (Alt + >). In reading your question, it sounds as if the symbol you want to "jump" to is already in the document, so you would just have to define the jumpcode for that prompt.

So, first create your macro.
1. Tools - Macro - Record New Macro.
2. Name your macro (ex. Jumpcode) or use the default Macro name
3. Assign macro to Keyboard.
5. Select Assign - Close
6. You will then notice the "record macro function" come on (symbol of a little tape cassette will appear on screen). All key strokes from this point will be recorded until you turn off record macro function.
7. Recording your macro. Since the jumpcode you want to jump to is the >" you should set it up this way:
A. Ctrl + F (the find function). This will pull up the "Find and Replace" box.
B. Type in the prompt you want to find which would be >"
C. Hit "Find Next"
D. Then close "Find and Replace" box.
E. Stop recording. (Hit the square in the record macro icon)

Now when you hit "Alt + J" system should jump to the >" prompt in your document

Problem is I'm a single mom and I can't afford to jump from co. to co. trying to find the righ
I'm going to be losing my health insurance benefits and I have to make sure my kids are covered.  I need to find some place good ASAP.  Before when I worked from home, I was married and so I could kind of bounce around, but unfortunately I don't have that luxury anymore.
You can do a find and replace or even make a macro to

Crtl+F, in the find section enter a period and two spaces, in the replace section enter a period and one space.

Record this and make it a macro.

Macro for multiple find/replace
Please email me with some specific details of specific phrases in your list to find / replace - I will work out a macro for you that can run through the whole list. I'll also repost here if anyone else is interested

HOW is this possible? Even macro'd to death, how did you find such a clear acct
When I stressed the important of having medical documents (legal documents)
on the patient's chart (there are outpatient exams done. Hospital is in the outpatient business), the woman said that if there is a serious finding on an exam, the radiologist will call the referring physician and tell him by phone!

This, my friends, is the result of hiring people who have no real background in the medical field (the lead MT never worked anywhere prior to this job, got on-the-job training and has, through a dominant personality, created a tight circle of workers which are marked up of friends from her life and church services over a 15 year period.

You can use Shorthand to make a Macro, then bring the macro up in WP. nm
Re companion macro. Do you know there is already a macro
in Word that will create a document with all entries from both the normal.dot and the .acl file? The normal.dot only stores the formatted entries.
PC to MAC documents?
How would I send a PC file that can be read on a MAC and vice versa? Please help ASAP.
The MDs are the one signing the documents and
attesting to their accurateness. Not the MTs.

New documents on QNet for MQ MTs

Go to QNet; look under Policy & Governance; click on Human Resources in the window to the right there are two new documents --- MTME Benefit Policy.

It's all apparently still in the workings but they are starting to post documents as they are readied. 

Just thought I would share.

You must compare your documents..
with MS-Word Word Count, which is the standard. MS-Word count tool is used by FlashCount.

In case of any problem, feel free to ask.

Compare old documents

Look at some of your old documents and see what your gross line is and then see what they would have been paid if you had been using a 65 cpl.   In word you can do that.  Now some software will count double character for capitalization, bold, underline, tabs are counted, indent and count spaces.   So that will also make a difference.  When one of my accounts was using Sylcount we always counted that way.  I do not think that there is a simple chart to use and since your documents could be very personalized with formatting, i.e. indenting lines which makes a gross line smaller, to me it would be best to compare your specific documents rather than a generic table.    There are a lot of variables (how long is your gross line) and I don't think a comparison table could take that all into account.   But I would think I think an estimation has always been 30% less lines for cpl versus gross. 

Legal documents
I worked for an attorney for a while and also have a 2500 page transcript from my BIL's federal drug case and everything was done on legal sized paper - lots of quotes, etc. I wouldn't do editing of that sort of work for $1 a page - or even $3 - $6-$10 - yes. There's probably more money in that than there is in transcription - we MTs just haven't found it yet.
Help please - all my documents disappeared. sm
Has anyone ever had anything like this happen?  Everything that I had stored in my documents folder disappeared.  Any settings that I had specific to my computer are gone like including my favorites on IE, my normal.dot with all my macros, autocorrect entries, etc. for word, all music files, all pictures, and any and all word and excel based documents I had saved.  Interestingly my daughters user ID is fine and none of her documents disappeared.  I have ran virus scanners to know avail so I don't know if it was some sort of virus or hardware failure.  Any ideas?  It is a pain to start all over.  Also, what does everyone use for backup?  This is about the third time this year I have had computer issues and lost everything and I am so TIRED of starting over and kicking my production time in half until I get myself built back up.  I am ready for some type of really awesome backup to assure this does not happen to me again. 
Bringing up old documents....
Hi-I have only worked on Extext for a few days and it seems pretty good. I agree with the problem with inserting doctors names though. I am especially interested in finding out how to pull up old documents as I wasn't told about this feature. Can you let me know? Thanks....
Maybe she means that the VR documents
are 'prescreened' for 'quality scare' before getting downloaded to the MT? If there are too many errors, it gets deleted and downloaded blank on the MT's screens?

But this does not make muchsense, does it?

Or maybe if QA finds too many mistakes, it gets deleted and sent back to the MT for straight transcription?

Don't know.

Well, I know you did, trying to create
You could probably create your own
if they want you to do that, you need to charge them an initial setup fee because that is timeconsuming and you don't get paid by the hour.

You definitely need to have a sit-down meeting with them to find out what they need. I would *think* the forms could be scanned or at least recreated on your computer, but again, without knowing what they have in mind, it's hard to tell.

My first thought is that it sounds like a real pain, lol, and that they might expect you to do things more THEIR way. You should be the one telling them what you will do, to a certain extent, and negotiate the rest. Look at their preprinted forms and tell them what YOU would like to do with them. They can either agree or negotiate something else, but if they ask you to do anything above your comfort level, charge them extra for that!

One word of caution - if you decide to recreate their forms, be clear that this is ONLY initial setup and make a separate charge for that. Otherwise, they may come to you with every form they want typed up for their office. If you don't mind doing that, at least charge them hourly for any forms as forms usually take far more time than straight typing. :)
MPWord and assembling the documents into one

MPWord does require you do a separate file for each dictation, but it takes the drudgery out of this, for it automatically saves/names the files for you.

It also has a feature that allows you to put all those notes into one file at the end of the day. If you don't need to preserve headers/footers use the Sticky Notes (Append). If you do need to preserve headers/footers, use PDF (Assemble). With either function, you can send your client one file with the day's work.

Has anyone had trouble converting documents

Word 2000.  These seem to be putting a .doc extension after all of my documents now.  Anyone have a fix?  I have an account that I can't use the .doc extension, and when I back that extension off, I get a message saying "this document may not be usable".  Is this a Vista issue?  Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

in advance for any help in this OMG matter!  I'm about ready to  , and I have just gotten it to grow to a length that I like.

Searching in WP 5.1 documents through Windows XP
 I have changed word processing programs from DOS-based to Windows-based programs, but still need to access the old WP 5.1 documents. I am having trouble searching the documents through Windows, i.e., searching for a person's name, etc. inside the document.  Do you have any suggestions? 
What file extension do this WP5.1 documents have?
If they're not saved as .doc, Word won't be able to search them; however, you can open them individually with Word.
My Documents is a folder, not a program.
Are documents set to print getting hung up
Are we talking Word documents or...

are you typing directly into Meditech or Cerner or a system like that?

You have dragon scan your documents and -
it picks up words it does not know and has you train them, and it also recognizes words that you use more than others.
You can either go to File, New to create your own
dictionary; or you can go to File, Open to open one that you've downloaded. There are tons of free dictionaries out there, but it might be best to make your own with your own shortcut naming technique to be able to remember it better.
to create an expander, all you have to do is
highlight the text and hit control insert twice, then name the expansion. It can all be done with the keyboard, too, no mouse if you don't want. Very simple to add on the fly!
It isn't that difficult to create your own...

Yes, it will take a bit of time, but you will then have a test that belongs to you.  Any that you might find on the internet are most likely not meant for the use of others. 


Create a template.

Create bookmark names (patient, date, etc.). Put a cross-reference to those bookmark names where you want them to appear in the document. Save the template. Now, when you open the template, create a new document, fill in the patient name, date, etc. and mark with the appropriate bookmark. When you're finished with that, hit F9 and it will update all fields.

Both bookmark and cross-reference are found under Insert; cross-reference is a subcategory of Reference.

Do you need to defrag? May create more
You can create as many glossaries as you would like.
However, I have found that using one glossary for each specialty/practice is easier for me--no switching between glossaries, thereby saving some keystrokes. They glossaries can hold quite a lot of information--I haven't run out yet.
Might be better to create new account.
Not sure, don't think you can revise an account. You may need to just create a whole new account. Keep the current one dormant. Create a new one using an alternate email address. Then give this alternate email address to your MTSO for sending payments. It's worth a try. Set up this new account before you're supposed to get paid again so you have time to go through the paypal verification process. Unless you already have several email addresses, for an alternate email I found a nice free email service that I use as a backup resource: inbox.com. You could just set this up and use this email to receive payments. Again, my disclaimer: just my thoughts on this. Not guaranteed info. Hope this can work out better for you this way.
Just create a new template.
If I recall, you should be able to pull up all the supporting documents sm
to review, not just the summary page.  I always back it up by doing the old pencil, paper, calculator method just to be sure.
It's your responsibility to give them their documents on disk/CD!
Thanks to you all!!! Mine was under Documents&Settings, then Home. :)
Pull up some documents and count them out each way to compare. nm
When bringing up old documents in Extext, Ctrl S,
I think I missed a step.  I hit ctrl S, put in patient's name (in this case) and then click find, or quick find.  Then, it brings up a list of the patient's admission.  Then, what do I hit to bring up the document?  The options on the right side are statistics and close?  I tried to highlight and double click the admission but nothing.  Need some help here....Thanks
Instant Text will expand whole documents
Instant Text will expand whole documents.  IT will all so take a bunch of reports and create shortcuts from those reports for you so you do not have to individually create your own.  Of course, you can create your own if you like also.  The only thing that ITdoes not have that it should is a suggestion box that follows your cursur. 
So God does create gays? He gives some the "instinct" ? nm
Why would you create normals for doctors
and/or accounts you don't even know? That makes less than no sense. Do you just create your own things that you consider normal? Seriously trying to figure it out - I must be missing something.