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I use EXText with my current job and I've used at a couple of other jobs I've had. I've ne

Posted By: MissouriMT on 2006-10-17
In Reply to: ExTExt by dictaphone - nannette kessler

used DocQscribe, but I have used Meditech, Cerner, Vianeta, the Precyse platform (I can't remember the name), Dolbey, and  Lanier platform I think was called Cequence (?). 

Out of all the different platforms I have typed on, I have liked EXText the best.  In my opinion, it's very user friendly, easy to learn, and I really like ESP which is the built in abbreviation expander.  Plus it is very easy to create your own normals which I love.  My fingers literally never leave the keyboard because there are macro keys for everything.  You can use your mouse if you prefer or learn the function macros.  I love it.  I think I'm more productive on EXText than with any other platform.

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I've never used this particular program but with ExText it usually meant there were not jobs... :



I'm not happy with my current position, but I've interviewed
tested and me offered positions with at least 12 other companies and none of them have anything better to offer, all less money, all set schedules, etc.  Read the job boards and see what is out there and if you want to test the waters take on a PT IC position - of you can test and interview with multiple companies without making a committment. 
I've got a couple, too! :D
My sistern went to high school with a girl who was known throughout high school as just "Cindy". Upon graduation, they made everyone use their full names, and hers was actually "Cinderella"!

I once saw a pt. named "Precious Jewel _____" . I'm sure she got teased a lot in school!

So far in my life I've known a Hope, a Faith, a Charity, and Honor.... the most unusual of the 4 names.

Once typed for a doctor who, whenever he did a report on a pt. named Ying Lo, he'd starting singing, "Ying Lo, sweet char-i-ot....!"

My siblings & I were all avid readers as kids - we'd read anything: the dictionary, cereal boxes, cook books, even the phone book. In the phone book, my brother once found the name, "Itty Bitty Boo". (Sounds like something you'd call a kitten!)
Spell as best you can or blank them and keep going. I've passed many tests when I've left blan
I've tried phentermine a couple
different times.  the first time I did great and lost 15 lbs. I've kept the weight off even without the pills but the second time I tried it I didn't loose anything.   I've started it again hoping to shed the last 10 lbs and I feel like it's making me really moody.  I was hoping that it'd give me energy and it hasn't...this sedentary job just makes me sleepy!
I've had it a couple of times.
  Doctor gave me a sheet of exercises to do on my own which just amounted to moving my head and/or eyes around in different positions.  It can be just a horrible thing to have.  Yours is probably worse than mine if you have to "have therapy." 
I've used it for a couple of years now - sm
It's not really a typing program - Transnet is just the way to send the files over the Internet - you download the file, transcribe it, then sign it off. I do the downloading on one computer then type in Word on another computer. Works really well but has to have its own foot pedal (darn that Dictaphone!).
As you can already see, you've come to the wrong board! By using the word professional, you've
excluded about 99% of the population of "whatever" it is that hangs on these boards. Certainly not professional for sure! But you sure are doing a good thing for someone! Its the thought that counts. Sorry you met the dregs right at the start.
HELP! I've turned my screen sideways, I can't straighten it up. I know I've seen sm
this before, but I can't remember what it is.  Do you realize how hard it is to read sideways?  TIA.
I've lost track of how many people who've asked about it to NOT
I've always verified every line I've typed (I have my ways) -sm
If you're supposed to be paid a certain $/line, that's what you should be getting no matter how they do billing unless of course it's specified in YOUR contract with THEM.

BTW, I've never caught a company cheating me ever.
To Sad MT: I've noticed your moniker on a couple of boards. Why are you sad?
I've done it a couple of time to a nearby state SM
and a bunch of times to a nearby relative when my house was temporarily unlivable. My company loaded the programs on my laptop for me (but with a previous employer we did copy them from home when I wanted to try working on my new laptop).

I have a wireless keyboard and mouse, and a little electronic doohicky that allows my laptop to work off somebody else's computer (unfortunately I don't travel enough to justify subscribing to my own mobile service, so I could work in the car for instance).

Anyway, it's an easy matter these days. After loading the programs I've never felt a need to bother my employer with details of just where I'm working, and they've never displayed any interest either. I did buy a little $20 folding table from Office Depot so I could set up where and at a height that suited me.
I've used it. It's the worst piece of crap I've ever seen.
seriously. I wouldn't wish them on my worst enemy, or their Vianeta program. Awful, just awful.
Wait until you've been there six months and if you've improved
quality and quantity, I'd say go ahead and ask.  Otherwise I'd say annually...  good luck
I've seen the same every place I've done acute care, and
pointing out dangerous or repeated errors (often in normals for goodness sakes!) never got the result I expected. When I would press the issue, supervisors said if the dictators didn't complain, then the mistakes must not matter!

It didn't matter if the MT changed what had been a cardiac med in the beginning of the report to an antifungal by the end - I kid you NOT! One poor girl used facial for fascial and fascial for facial!

I've used a few expanders, and of those I've used, all must be "coded" to get things lik
One thing I do to get around this, is to create a macro and then link the ShortHand command to the macro. It works for me, but I do the same five clients every day and only have about 20 or 30 macros/Shorthand commands that work like this. This may not work well for you if you have lots of formats and hundreds of docs.
I've been doing this doc for many years, so I've learned how to function with him. sm
I can tell what's a stutter, what's another word, what's just an "uh." Years of experience will get you through a lot.
Wouldn't want to do his charts all day, of course, but a few per day aren't bad. I haven't had to send his to review in a long time, but they do take a little longer to shuffle through.
I've worn contacts for 30 years. I've had both
hard and soft.  My vision is much better with the soft ones than they were with the hard ones.   When I first started trying contacts soft ones were still new and they couldn't get me to 20/20, so I went to hard.  Hard were okay until my eyes started changing shape and then I could no longer wear hard ones.  The soft should give you better vision as they conform more to the shape of your eye. 
Unfortunately, you can't import your ESP file to EXText. It won't convert. I've tried and

I would just turn off ESP as suggested below and use your Shorthand.  I didn't do that because the hospital I work for provided my equipment and were told in no uncertain terms we could not load any software on our PCs without it being approved by the IT department and since EXText comes with its own abbreviation expander, there was not reason to approve mine.  I had to input each and every Expander from scratch!  It sucked, but in the long run it was a good thing.  My ShortHand file was geared more towards radiology because that's basically all I did on my last job.  So a lot of it would not have been helpful for the medical records stuff I'm doing now. 

Like you care why I don't use my Shorthand still!  Sorry to go on and on.  I get so bored by myself here at home, I can't help myself from virtually gabbing every chance I get. 

Any ExText version I've used has come from a net download, never a disk, and
I've had Bellsouth for a couple years now. Reliable and no problems. nm
I've been doing it at home strictly full time for a couple of monts, but
I have 6 years of inhouse exp where my duties was divied up with other admin work and 1 1/2 years on and off exp doing it as an IC at home....so again, I'm no rookie....which is what is frustrating. My oldest is on sprnig  break, so if I haven't been fired by next week, hopefully I will get better by then.
I've had 4 jobs since December...sm
Seems like they will tell you one thing and then deliver another. They don't even let you get adjusted before they start sending you the worst of the worst.

It's been very difficult to do this, but I am determined to find a mutually beneficial relationship.

That is why I'm going to venture out on my own. At least, maybe, I can have some sort of control over my own career.

I am learning a lot of different systems, which is fascinating, to say the least. It's been really an enriching experience for me.

I sure hate that testing, though! :)
Besides the fact they've had a freeze for hiring transcriptionists for the past couple years.
The MT I know works a few hours, is required to take 2 hours off, then come back and finish her shift. Plus she has to work 4 hours on the weekend. They do work at home but keep to a strict schedule. I wouldn't want it.
Nope. The last 2 jobs I've had do not offshore...nm
I've been a bully; I've been bullied.
I used to sell a lot on eBay. There are some people who buy high-priced items and play games with you. I've had to call them repeatedly, report them to different agencies. It's not fun. You put time and money into the business of selling, and there are people out there who live to manipulate the system and cause trouble.

And, I've been bullied by buyers who made unreasonable demands, insist that they pay by check when you clearly state you don't accept them. It's not fun, and is one of the reasons I don't sell anymore. People!

I've also bought from some sellers who I would not deal with again because of their unprofessional attitude.

But, overall, ebay can be a great place to be.
I've become the man I've always wanted to marry.
I live alone, am 46, never married, no kids, just dogs horses and chickens and just got done building a new house out in the boonies away from the rat race. (Used to live in Manhattan) Couldn't be happier. Selfish maybe, but never out of time, never stressed, and I don't take anything out on others. There's something to be said for being alone but not lonely. I'm not looking for a man to "make me complete." They only sap me of my time, energy and money (how little of it there is with MQ). I consider myself lucky getting to choose my time with friends, and not just stuck with a deadbeat partner. Ladies especially: Be strong and allow yourself to be independent. Any old man will not make you stronger!
I've done a lot of WAHM jobs in the past 15 years.

Is it the typing that's getting you or the subject matter?  Maybe try general or insurance transcription?  I did secretarial work at home for a while, bookkeeping, typing, resumes, insurance typing, databases, mail merges.  I did mystery shopping, but couldn't make any money at it.

I sold on eBay by going to yard sales in the hot afternoon and offering people $1 a box to haul off their leftovers.  Or go early in the morning so you can snap up the collectibles.  Run an ad in the paper that you're buying certain collectibles.  Estate sales and auctions are good sources of stuff, too.  I once paid $12 for several boxes of junk that I sold for $800.  eBay does get tiring quite often between finding packing materials; finding inventory to sell; answering people's emails because they can't bother to read the auction instructions; nonpaying bidders; blatant liars; driving to the post office every day, etc.

I've done some other WAHM jobs but, again, eBay and transcription make the most money for me from my home.

I've taken on lots of odd jobs, even nonMT ones, to pay debts.
I've waitressed for friends with bar/restaurants through the holidays, but not this year. I've been trying to find a weekend MT job or 2 hours per day, but no luck. I've sold stuff on Ebay, too. Do you have a significant other? How many hours are you working versus your SO? Being a Mom is a fulltime job, too.

Lately, I've been doing the ebay thing in the morning before everyone gets up, working my regular shift, then doing my extra job in the evenings and weekends. I definitely feel stressed. It's not enough money quickly enough. Everyone else is fighting for work, too. The house is not as clean as I'd like it. I have to run to the post office and box things up every day, and that's not great money either. The kids are acting up because they always do this time of year and they want more attention. It's all depressing.
considering I've applied for 52 jobs in the last 10 days and only got 1 reply for 5 cpl..I wonder
You know I've done the grilling...I've tried it all...
And I find the best way to cook steak is in a good quality thick-bottom nonstick pan on top of the stove. I found this trick on the internet. I heat the pan on high and when nice and hot, throw on the steak, no butter and no oil. It browns almost immediately, cooks fairly quickly, and seals in the juices - tender, moist and delicious!!!! It doesn't even need seasoning but salt and pepper before cooking. ;)
I've not only typed, them, I've had a few, myself! LOL
I've done that already!

I've actually done that, seems

like it's slow getting the needed information.  Thought I could do some research on my own. Thanks!

I've seen this too (sm)
and it took me a while to figure it out, but because of a particular acct this gal was placed on I was able to figure it out.  She is top notch when works at her usual pace, but when she has something better to do she will leave her work until the last possible minute and it is crap when she turns it in.
i've got 3 going right now and have for

several months. 7 days a week, 6a-6p then a little after my son goes to bed. 1 full time w a hospital, two part time. all are from home.  i'm dumping the hospital one today and going full time at one of the current part time and i will probably get rid of the part time one once i know the new full time will work out. did that make sense???

no life, but had to be sure before left the full time job......

I've been through a few

of these things and where there's smoke, there's usually fire.  MRC acquired Medifax (both swore it wasn't going to happen), MQ acquired MRC (both swore it wasn't going to happen) and lastly, I was working for ddi when the owner sent out an email adamantly proclaiming that ddi would NEVER be sold.  I think it was a week, maybe two, and guess what?  Another email stating what wasn't going to happen had just happened.

For all MQ-ers, I wouldn't worry about it.  Life goes on.  So what if Spheris does buy MQ...I doubt individual MTs will see much change except the signature on the paycheck.  I guess I worked for MQ about 3 years or so after they acquired ddi and not a thing changed until I was transferred to another office and the "new platform."  They were constantly out of work, not to mention the line count going to hell in a handbasket.  I didn't have time to sit around all day waiting to see if they had a report they needed typed,  so I moved on.

So....please everybody, cheer up, it isn't the end of the world coming or anything like that.

Now I've seen it all...
Just got a check from corporate for...hold on...1 cent. Yes, thats right - 1 CENT. I don't know whether to laugh or cry. Actually I didn't think you could even WRITE a check for a penny. Oh well, I guess a penny saved is a penny earned. Rotten bananas to MQ, I say.
That's it...you've got it.
Does it make you feel better attacking someone you don't know like that? AND insulting a huge group of people you don't know anything about? They're not the enemies, nor am I.

Who did you vote for? Was it someone who said "Offshoring is good for America"?

THAT, my friend, is your enemy.
YES! I've been up since 4:00 a.m.
because the dogs were barking in the living room at something outside in the yard.  Hubby just made me lunch of a tuna sandwich and minestrone soup.  I'm done working today, so I've got three hours to go take a nap.
I've been with them for a while...but...
even the starting pay is very, very good. 
I've still never had a NEW new car.
I don't see the point in it.  They lose their value so quickly.  Plus, why would I want to drive something that's worth half what my house is with all the nuts on the road?  And insurance and licensing costs are so high, too.
I've done max 200 per day. nm
I've never tried that!
I like to make soy candles in Mason jars. It is a hobby that I absolutely love! Last summer I sold them at the local farmer's market and gave some as Christmas gifts. It's a lot of fun!
we've all been there

I dont really understand what is going on but i think we have all been in that situation where you try do something nice or helpful and ended up regretting it. it makes things difficult for future references because it causes us to be hesitant when trying to be helpful or nice in the future, which is one of the few explanations i can think of for ppl who never seem to be nice or helpful. maybe they have tried in the past & got burned by it and now they are bitter.

anyway all you can do is move on and try not to let other ppl & their negativity get to you. don't let their issues change you as a person. you did the right thing by deleting the rude email, don't waste your time on it.

I've had that before, and I

also noticed, looking back, that the very first thing that happened was I was suddenly extremely fatigued before it happened.

Reminded me a little of labor pains.  I'm glad you're feeling better.  I know that when it hits, it knocks you right on your butt.

You've already done it
If you would open up your message, you will see 'reply by email'. Anytime you post a message and fill in the 'email' box with your email address, people will be able to email you.
IT vs SH- I've used both.

I like Instant Text better. Instant Text costs more, but I think you have better control over it and there are more bells and whistles with it.

You can download a free demo of ShortHand from their website to try. I don't have the website for either, but you can Google them to bring them up and read about them. 

I've had it too...
I'll be interested to read any home remedies as well. I've also been using a lot of the Vicks vapor rub; I tried the Breathe-right strips but was not impressed. To help with the congestion & drainage, I've been taking Sudafed + Claritin. I also tried SudaCare shower tabs which were a little helpful but not strong enough to really tackle my congestion (they are tabs you put in your shower that release vapors, the tab eventually dissolves.)
you've got me there
Ouch. Sounds like you had it much worse than I do here. Now I don't feel so back. She is recently separated and makes a big deal about the fact that she can get a man. It escapes her that that is not so difficult in this day and age. So I too have had to endure the bedroom noises, which I think sometimes are intentionally dramatized for our benefit--unfortunately I am the closest neighbor to her. Ick. She has very low self-esteem. I get your point about her turning on me and making me more miserable, although I sort of think though she may instead be very hurt by what I say. She had tried to keep up with my every move when I first moved here and wanted to be best friends. I had to gradually step back because she was suffocating me trying to keep up with my every move. Although I don't care to be friends with her I still don't want to hurt her feelings.