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I totally loved Instant Text from the moment I started using it.

Posted By: jus me on 2006-02-16
In Reply to: Anybody else having trouble using - Instant text

I imported my Expanders from my PRD that I used in WP5.1 so that I didn't have a great learning curve. You can import a lot of different programs expansions so that you can use what you're used to. The other part of the program I truly like is the ability to make compilations from files of reports that I've already type. IT makes the lists for me of phrases that are often used in the reports. IT is less profitable to use if you're just expanding words. Why exactly are you expanding entries that you don't intend? Guess I don't understand.

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I started on a mag card in 1975 (loved it!)... and (s/m)
then in subsequent jobs used a Selectric & correction paper, or correction tape.
When Liquid Paper dame along, it made doing reports with 4 carbons behind the original a lot easier, though not necessarily less messy! I also found out I was slightly allergic to carbon paper! It makes me itch & sneeze. When I arrived at my current job in '80, my office-mate had been at it since the late 40's/early 50's. Back then, she said she actually took her notes LIVE, sitting in front of the doctor while he talked. (We all had alot more time back then!) She took her notes in shorthand (remember shorthand?), and then went back to her desk and transcribed them. So that was even 'way before ANY kind of recorded dictation!

Then we got Correcting Selectrics. Nice, but not NEARLY as much memory as the Mag-Card, where you could just keep on shoving those cards in for an unlimited amount of memory.

At one service I worked for, we had state-of-the-art "Lexitrons". I loved those, too. The memory was on cassettes - like the kind you play music on. Each cassette had 15 empty pages on it. We had some for "normals", others for entirely transcribed reports. The printers were pretty primitive... they typed with keys, just like a typewriter. And they only went ONE direction, then the carriage would return! You also couldn't type while it was printing. Finally they got an upgrade where it printed both forward & backward, and we could type while that was going on. We thought we had joined the Space-Age at that point!

Eventually we got an IBM computer for my office. It had a tiny screen, so you could only see 1/2 the page or less at a time. At that time Wang was the most popular computer/software, but they still wanted an IBM because they were familiar with the name.

Then I changed offices within the SAME organization, and it was back to a Selectric again!

Many years, computer and software changes later, we now have Dells and a powerful word processing system. And oh, yes: Now we have strained necks, carpal tunnel syndrome, thumb & neck splints, ergonomic work stations, sore backs, fat butts, etc., etc., etc.! Something we never worried about back in school, when we used the old manual typewriters with manual carriage returns!
I'd have loved tapes when I started...we used belts! nm
MRC, wow. I loved that place. I started in 1992 and like you was a "newbie" at that time. SM
I had only worked at one large hospital before doing mostly radiology. I loved MRC until it merged with TL then became MQ. Things only went downhill after that.
Instant Text V Pro
If you would like to learn more about Instant Text, please see the link below for a brief overview.
Instant Text V Pro

IT V Pro is an expander program that works with almost all word-based programs running on any Windows platform.

You can import abbreviation files from other programs (such as AutoCorrect) and it also comes with 55 built-in glossaries to help get you started.

For more information on IT V Pro, please see the link below.

Do you mean Instant Text?
Where did you get Instant Text?
Like Best Buy or somewhere like that?
Instant Text ?
All you have to do is add VENTILATION PERFUSION SCAN to the glossary. Type it in your document the way you want all caps with a colon or not, etc. and highlight it and press Alt and the +/= sign at the same time to add it to the glossary and then the next time you want it type vps but look at the list and pick the one you want all caps or lower case. You can always delete the lower case version if you do not need it. Let me know if you need more info. Good Luck
Instant Text V Pro

I can give you some info on Instant Text V Pro if you'd like.

The most popular features of IT V Pro include the Importer, the Compilation feature, the Includes feature and Continuations.

The Importer takes abbreviation lists from other sources, such as AutoCorrect, and imports them into IT so you can continue using them without having to start creating a new list from scratch.

The Compilation feature is used to create personalized glossaries by scanning saved documents on your computer and pulling out the most frequently used phrases and words to instantly compile a customized glossary in seconds.

The Includes feature allows you to use more than one glossary at a time.

And the Continuations feature is a feature that brings up what you are likely to type next in your sentence. So for example, if you were to type "The patient", IT will then suggest what you are likely to type next based on what you've typed in the past.

For more information on IT, please see the link below for a short product presentation.

Instant Text

Instant Text V Pro can import your dictionary files so you can continue using the abbreviations that you are used to.

IT works with all Windows-based word-processing programs so you can continue using IT even if you switch jobs or computers, etc.

Please see the link below for more information on IT V Pro.

Instant Text V Pro

Instant Text V Pro will work with MS Word and WordPerfect. You can import your WordPerfect list into Instant Text so you can continue using your current abbreviations. IT also comes with 55 built-in glossaries to help get you started.

IT is virtually limitless so you never have to worry about over-loading it. You can have one large glossary (abbreviation list) or you can have several small customized glossaries which you can use all at the same time using the Includes feature.

You can expand a word, phrase, paragraph, a full page or more and you can also expand templates of your reports. You expand in Instant Text using keystrokes. You can choose from a long list of Expander keys, including the spacebar. You can also click to expand but it is faster to use the expander keys so you donít have to take your hands off the keyboard.

Please see the link below for more information regarding Instant Text V Pro.
Instant Text V Pro

Instant Text V Pro is an Expander program that works with Meditech. You can import your abbreviation lists from other programs into Instant Text so you can continue using the abbreviations that you are familiar with.

Please see the link below for more information.

Instant Text V Pro

With Instant Text, you do not need to buy the program twice. The license agreement is based on a per-user basis, rather than a per-machine basis so you can install it on more than one computer as long as you are the only one using it.

You would not need to set up your expansions twice either. The Instant Text glossaries are simply text files that can be copied onto your other computer. You can also import any abbreviation lists you have created in other programs, such as AutoCorrect, into Instant Text so you can continue using the expansions that you are used to.

Please see the link below for more information on IT V Pro.

Instant Text V Pro

Instant Text V Pro is compatible with Vianeta.

Please see the link below for more information.

Instant Text
I'm looking into buying Instant Text.  From what I'm reading, it seems like a good Expander and doesn't seem complicated.  I have read some discussion on this board about it, but cannot locate that post again.  Would you purchase Instant Text?  If so, I have found it for $189 plus shipping.  Is this a good price? 
Instant Text
I bought Instant Text and it has helped me a lot as I could never remember what letters I used for my expansions and with IT I can see them. Go to the sites below for more information. Yes, that is a pretty good site. I paid $10 more at the Instant Text site.


Instant Text

Go to:


Instant Text V Pro

IT V Pro works with most Windows-based word-processors including Beyond Text.

For more information, please see the link below:

Anybody use Instant Text Pro V and if so...sm

what are your thoughts on this program? Does it seem to help a lot ?

Thanks....I appreciate it.

Instant Text V Pro

IT V Pro works with the Meditech program and you can choose from a large selection of Expander options so you will not have to worry about interference.

You can also import your SH list into IT so you can continue using the expansions you are most familiar with.

Instant Text comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee so you can try it out risk free for one month. If you should decide that the program is not for you, you can return it for a full refund of the purchase price.

To learn more about IT V Pro, please see the link below:

Yes, Instant text. (nm)
Instant Text THANKS!
Thanks for the quick reply, so now I will definitely get the Instant Text. I just didn't want to purchase anything more or buy the wrong thing if it wasn't needed. But you sold me on this product.Thanks again. amj
Instant Text
I would like to purchase a used Instant Text Expander program. Anyone have one for sale? Please notify me via email.
Instant Text
Instant Text V Pro is an Expander program that can import your lists from PRD, AutoCorrect & Smartype. There is a 30-day money-back guarantee so you can try it out risk-free for one month to see if it is the right program for you. For more information, please see the link below:
Instant Text Pro V
Instant Text and PRD

Did you know that you can hide the "pop-up windows" in Instant Text?

Instant Text's Importer converts PRD lists with a few clicks, and Instant Text V Pro can be set up very close to the way PRD worked. 

Just FYI

Instant Text
It was difficult for me to grasp but many find it is not. Once I figured it out, it increased my production markedly.
instant text
I forgot to mention Instant Text also works with Word as well.
JMO I love this program, have been using it for a year and have doubled my productivity. Took some getting used to but I wouldn't transcribe without it now!!!
Instant Text

I used ShortHand for a few years but my friend recently turned me on to IT.  I ABSOLUTELY love it.  There is no guesswork in remembering your abbreviations for your expansions.  I love how you can ask it to go through your files and it makes expansions based on how frequent you use something.  Now that I have tried both I don't think I would go back to shorthand.  Instant Text is WONDERFUL!!



Instant Text and IE 7
Is anyone working with IT on Internet Explorer 7? I upgraded this morning and IT is not recognizing any open tabbed windows. I tried to call IT tech support but no one answers.
Then you might try Instant Text
Because it won't expand unless you tell it to, preventing those errors. Also, having words and phrases in an Expander prevents "typo" type of errors and incorrect spellings.

Worth every penny!
instant text
help!  I am having a problem figuring out how to put the AXIS I-V diagnosis into the expander.  For instance, when I expand AXIS II it comes out to AXIS I on my screen because it moves up the line as I select it from IT running across the screen.  As you can imagine it happens to the other AXIS diagnoses.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Get Instant Text

It works great with EXText and does the 2 spaces after a period and colon thing, too. 

I use Instant Text and need to
so I can put it on another computer. I tried a flash drive but it doesn't let me copy -- does that make sense? (it is installed on my other computer - just needing to copy my favorite glossary) I'm confused to say the least----any help? TIA
instant text
I could never get used to it. I just stuck with my word expander. Hated Instant Text myself.
Instant Text
I hate it. Never could get used to using it. I like auto complete in Word and Smartype. I'm just glad I didn't buy IT. I got if from another MT who didn't want it anymore.
I use Instant Text.....sm

It was already set up so that I just type for example y56 and 56-year-old automatically comes up. It would take some time to enter every age if one had to do this manually for the initial setup though!

Instant Text
I have had Instant Text for 5 months (I truly have not mastered it yet!).. and my stats show my production has increased 24%. I typed a total of 3,624,161 keystrokes, but saved myself 876,315 keystrokes. Can you imagine in another 3 months or so?
That would be Instant TEXT :)

instant text
is totally memorization free. I have used both ShortHand (although very little) and Instant Text and instant text has my vote hands down. The only thing that I can see shorthand has on instant text is the ability to do things with function keys... like set up your F7 key to spell check or access a web page.
Instant text here too
I have used this for years and have literally 100,000 entries that I do not have to remember. No way could I have all of that in shorthand! I tried ShortHand too, and it is good if you work for a clinic with a couple of doctors. With IT I can have entries taylored to many docs, specialties and dictation styles at the same time. To me, it was worth the money.
Regarding instant text

Have a question regarding putting in instant text. I dont use macros, but we use autotext. We have several radiology macros that need to be put into the computer and am unsure how to go about doing it. Each doc has the same type of reports, CT Head, pelvis, abdomen, or CT chest, then just plain chest, other types of X-ray reports.

What I need to know is a short hand type of Expander to type so that the macros come up. If I put in the name of the doc with say XXXXCT then how can I change it up for each type of dictation.

I hope someone can help me. I am at a loss with this trying to figure out a nice short hand for this.

Instant text
Anyone have Instant Text they are not currently using.  Looking to see if it works for me before spending $200.00.  TIA!
Instant Text
I just got IT. Am still somewhat overwhelmed by it, but they do have a 30-day return policy. They also have a board with help and will support registered uses by phone.
Instant Text
How is Instant Text different from auto-text that is already in MS Word?  I use auto-text all the time and wondering if it would be worth the money to purchase IT?
Instant Text is the way to go

You can have the same shortcuts for multiple expansions. They show up on a list at the bottom of your screen and you choose the one you want. 

Example:  tpstsh can equal *the patient states that she had* or *the patient states that she has*

I have recently been refining my drug lists so that I key in something like *vfel* (I use v to precede drug names) for felodipine and then get a list of multiple dosages, so with just vfel I get a list such as below and just have to choose the one I want: 

felodipine 5 mg daily

felodipine 10 mg p.o. daily

felodipine 5 mg once a day



Instant Text
I just started using it myself this week. Initially I thought I would hate it, but I am getting to like it more as I use it more. It has some quirks, but once you understand them, they are easy to deal with. I wish I knew of a web site on-line where people have logged on just to discuss it and the issues they have. Maybe someone knows of one outside of posting here on MT Stars.
Instant Text
instant text

Is anyone still up/online that can help me out with IT?  It seems that the longer I use this thing the Slower I am getting.  I recently had to start over with my glossaries because I just got everything so bogged down that I couldnt find anything any more.  Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated.  I will be here for a while and can be reached either by email or im on Y with the same name!