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It should work regardless of the programs on your system...sm

Posted By: eScription gal on 2007-06-01
In Reply to: It wouldn't load with my Office. Somehow it wouldn't "read" my 2003 Basic, although sm - searching

I'd try contacting their support team again.

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Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools.
All my programs that worked on 98 work on XP - sm
There is a setting you can do, after you reinstall them, the "compatibility" mode. You right click on the desktop icon, select "properties", then hit the "compatibility" tab and indicate what you want, Win 95, 98, NT or 2000. It's pretty simple and all my programs work fine on XP even if they weren't made for it.
The state told us that MTs are employees because we they work in our system and do the same work as
maybe you can work for a company in another state.
Dont know if any company programs work on mac
but i sure love the mac/pc commercials....have you seen the newest with the *peripherals*?
I have MJ also and if I have too many programs open on my computer, my phone will not work. nm
I work on VR and according to the system you will use
you might not be able to get double or triple the lines. My VR audio only goes so fast and it is entirely out of the question to make any more than I do. I keep the speed turned up as fast as it will go and the speed of VR dictates what you can make, not your speed.
Last day of the pay period. No work on the system.
System restore won't work for this.
The icon on the toolbar is controlled by the normal.dot file and system restore does not affect that file. You can take the icon off the toolbar by holding down on the Alt key and dragging the button down to the document window with your mouse. You can also open the customize dialog box on the tools menu and drag it off that way.
Where I work we are on a tiered system,
per pay period.

9 cpl for the first 12,000

then an extra 0.5 cpl every 2000 lines.
Does anyone know anything about the new EMR system? and how it will affect MT's work? nm

When you work in an office, you can see when others are manipulating the system.
so don't judge her for knowing
Keystrokes - Lanier system - anyone work on it?
I'd work in Word and cut and paste into their system. SM
Ask them if you can type it in Microsoft Word and then cut and paste (copy the Word document and paste it into their system).

It is not feasible to work without a spell checker. Word has a pretty good spell and grammar checker and there is no reason to do without it.

See if their "tech" department can come up with a macro to copy the text of the Word document and paste it into their program. Or, you could create a Word macro and paste it into their system. Either way. There is an excellent Macro recording program called Macro ToolWorks which is free for 30 days and then $40.00 that can duplicate key strokes and mouse movements, and could copy the document, go to their program and paste it in. They you'd just hit one button, like the Ctrl button plus a number. Their tech department should only take one or two days to come up with some solution.

Good luck. I just would not work without Word spell checker and also Steadman Medical Spell Checker. Essentials to any production typing job. Good luck !
A regular Infinity USB pedal should work with their system. Why not ask them for sure? nm
I love the night shift! No interruptions and more work on the system.
I agree with poster below - Power NAPs! I am a napper, need my nap about 30 minutes to 1 hour, before my shift and a pot of coffee sometimes 2 gets me through!
work out an indexing system that works for you and copy (almost) every report into it.

while Ops offer lot of challenges -- that's a good thing, imho, REALLY ...

I keep my op stored in WORD sorted by

(1) client

(2) specialty (general surgeon, ortho, plastic, podiatrics, ENT, GYN, GI , urology, neurosurgery etc) .... and then in word folders

(3) within speciality, within client I name individual reports like this:

470 hernia vental simple

470 hernia umbilical

470 small bowel resection 


470 would be that doctor's id number -- the file holding 470's reports would be named with doctor's last name 


works for me, although I do usually do big time "indexing" until I've gota bunch of copied reports.


It's really important to NOT consider these NORMALS until you are more familiar with the dictator ... however... this is worthwhile ANYWAY because the joy of OPs is that most doctors say pretty much the same thing in 80% of their reports ... sometimes more. Gastroenterology and GYN  are excellent "easy money" most of the time but you MUST pay attention and change every difference ...


All these saved reports need to be updated when you review your QA ... those phrases that doctor mumbled yesterday are probably mumbled 24/7/365 ... follow up and record this information.


I use Emedicine for my go-to for a lot of things... while they don't have op reports they are stellar at terminology and spelling, hyphens, and capitalization as far as I can tell.

One of the fabulous things about op reports is usually NO MEDICATION LOOKUPS!!!! (although you will spend time finding out the latest heart stents, hip replacemetn component marketing  names, etc. ) Most medical device manufacturers have "pretty good" web sites -- use them, rather than relative Google popularity wrt spelling, caps, etc.

Good luck -- there is a learning curve but imho it is more than worth it -- Surgeons understand that their dictation is in essence their "BILL" when it comes to Medicare and insurance -- they have a vested interest in it being intelligible and complete ... they may talk really fast but most of the time, if you have samples, you will find they are saying variations of the "same thing" using the same words/terminology. 

Oh, and OP pay better.

Sincerely, good luck.!

Word Expander Programs - Are there any expander programs that are easy to use and learn
that are similar to the MS Word expander?  I prefer something very simple.  I like MS Word expander; however I have gone over my limits and cannot add any more shortcuts so I need a program that will hold a larger amount of shortcuts.   Many thanks.
Meditech is an operating system and Fusion is voice for a dictation system
MT programs
The top 3 MT programs are Andrews, M-Tec and Career Step. Have not read any complaints about Andrews or M-TEC. Graduates from those two schools have a much better chance of getting hired at home without 2 years of experience.
MT programs

I found a new company online called MT2B.  It appears that if you successfully complete their school they will offer you a job at their company. Some of the MT courses out there are hard to follow and do not teach you all that you need to know when you first begin job hunting. I know this from tutoring and mentoring new MTs for the past 9 years. This school seems to teach in a more hands on manner from what I understand.  Might want to give them a try. I found them at www.MT2b.com.

This jobs does have a lot of ups and downs. I have been in this business for 12 years and I wouldnt trade it for anything. It has allowed me to take care of my son who has health problems and be at home. I have made good money and not so much money. I see it as...it has its problems just like any other job at home or not at home.  Just have to hang in there and find the place of employment that fits you best as an individual. There are still some good companies out there.  Just have to find them.


Good luck to you

I use the Winfax program.  Works great.  You fax reports right from your computerr rather than printing and then faxing.  Saves time, paper, and ink.  Receive faxes directly to your computer as well which can be sent to your printer.
the programs
Are set up in such a way, that they know who their star players are, who their B players are, and who are the problem children.  Sounds like he just wanted to buy a new boat and didn't want to have to get a loan first. 
programs? SM please


I have work to transcribe and I can't find any programs that work well to do it.  Instead I am listening to the same sentences over and over at least 40 times, miss a word and can't go back, try to and you go back to zero, lose a half hour listening to what I already had, etc.

Please tell me if you know any good programs.  Working with MS Media Player and F4, typing in Wordpad.  THANKS

VR programs
What VR programs are the best to use for the most productivity? 
Are there free FTP programs?

Are there free FTP programs?


Lost programs.
I bought a new computer and was going to let my daughter use my old one for a project she had going.  She deleted all my transcription programs.  Later, her project fell through and I needed the computer to use in my home office.  I was able to do a system restore, even after several weeks, and get almost all my stuff back.  For some reason, Stedman's spell check did not come back up, so I do not know what happened there, but everything else was there. 
productivity programs

Our company is currently using Winscribe dictation system, but they did not buy the transcription side of this, which creates a database and templates and saves the work to a file. 

I am looking for productivity program that works the same way that is reasonable.  ADS may be one but I have no feedback on this. 

Any suggestions.


encryption programs
Speaking of encryption, my doc wants to go through tapeless and go with a WAV pedal program. What are the ins and outs of these programs; what's good; what's not.  Are they easy to load, setup, etc.  And, what above the WAV pedal programs? Any information would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks.
encryption programs
Can anyone tell me of a good encryption program to use with WAV pedal program?
12 step programs, which above are
referring to, are all based on God, a higher power - surrendering to that higher power, and then healing following the 12 steps. Leaving religion out of recovery is rather contradictory!
exercise programs (sm)

For about three years, I had suffered with severe asthma and allergies.  I could not ever get any of it under control.  I had to take a lot of steroids during that time and everytime I tried to get in an exercise routine it would just exacerbate my symptoms.  It turned out we had a black mold problem.  I was the only one with symptoms though.

We moved though and now I am in total recovery.  My asthma is completely under control.  I might only take it now once or twice a month, if at all (used to take it 4-6 times a day).  Doctors say I may always have it now. 

I have put on a significant amount of though and really would like to get it off.  I don't feel good about myself anymore.  I eat very well and I am maintaining my current weight.  I just do not get the exercise I need. 

I was really active into Taebo before all of this began, but I don't feel like I can just jump back into that right away.  I need something that would slowly work me back into shape.  Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance for your help!

Recommended Programs
I have a bachelors degree in Biology and one in Medical Technology. Right now I am working for a hematology instrumentation manufacturing company. Getting tired of the rat race and with the change of being "let go" at anytime (seeing a lot of people that started with me go) I am looking for something to back me up an hopefully work from home. How do you guys recommend one gets started as an MT? I went into the AAMT website and saw three educational programs recommended, M-Tec, Andrews, and Career Step. Are these good places to start? Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Recommended Programs
Thanks for all the inputs, with everything I have heard, it seems that becoming an MT is a really bad idea. 
I know, I still can't watch any of his programs
yet. He was so ALIVE it just seems unreal that he isn't here anymore :( My heart goes out for Terri and the kids.
thanks but prefer programs not from...

Shortcut programs?
Which shortcut program is easier to use?  Shortcut for Windows, Smartype, or InstanText?  I need to start building a good shortcut list so I can build up my line count?
RE: Shortcut programs
I really like Shortcut.  I just upped my version.
TiVo your programs...sm
I used to work with my tv on, and it really dragged my day out. Now, I keep it off and watch my shows at night that I put my DVR. Look into your cable company about it if you haven't already.
coding programs
I heard that they are coming out with programs that will scan the note and pick out the key words needed to do coding.  Pretty scary if the transcription is not accurate!  So do they outsource to India to save money and then have good coders, or do they hire good transcriptionists and use a scanning program for coding?  Either way, our future looks pretty grim.
Abbreviation programs

Hi - What type of abbreviation program is good?  I used to have Abbreviate, but no longer have it.  Is Foxfire a good program?  Does anyone just use their Word autocorrect strictly?  If you use Word autocorrect - do you know how to copy it and put it on another computer? 

Thanks for any help!!

Back up programs sm
I'm notorious for not running backups and need to get in the habit of running regular backups. How recommending a good, easy, not too costly program?
Both programs running (sm)

will make your computer run slow.  I tried One Care, didn't like it.  Also, I don't run PC Tools Spyware Doctor, just put it on when I'm finished for the day to scan computer at night.  The One Care combined with Spyware Doctor are the culprits.  Try turning them off and see what happens.  Good luck.

Most companies' programs are not yet
compatible with Vista. Some companies let you use satellite, some don't.
Is there other programs that are similar to...

Express Scribe?  I was just curious. 


Thank you again~

training programs
Yep, definitely smaller or local companies as they sometimes offer a paid training program.  I actually got a job like that.  I have a couple years expereince but I don't test well.  My job was offered to me as a training program and once I learn all the providers well, I will actually become a regular employee.  I really like this program.  I have already learned so much and am released on 3/4 of the providers already.  My advise is to not give up and look for a smaller company.  Something will turn up for you.  There is actually a list of transcription companies, I can give you the site if you are interested.  Send me an e-mail if you want the list. Good luck and best wishes.
In your programs folder under


Antivirus programs sm

On my personal computer, I seem to have picked up some kind of virus.  I keep getting popups all over the place and one of them is telling me that I have viruses and I should purchase their program to remove them, which I don't want to do because that program is likely a virus in sheep's clothing.  I was running AVG (the free program) but apparently it did not stop whatever bug I picked up. 

My questions are: 
1.  If I purchase an antivirus program (from Walmart or Staples, for example), will this remove whatever has already taken up residence on my PC? 

2.  What is the best virus program for the money on the market? 

Thanks in advance! 

I went into add/remove programs, then had to go into
start and search, and it still was coming back. If you Google you can find out how others have gotten rid of it also, that helped me a lot. OMG - that is awful, isnt it, that message that keeps coming up haha,

happy 'deleting'

transcribing programs? SM
Not even sure that is the correct word.  I am trying to transcribe from a CD but using f4 is not working, no control with footpedal.  It's taking me forever.  If I do the whole thing like this I'll be making about $1/hour.  Is there another free download that would work?  Thanks in advance.
Programs for radiology

Do any of you have a prefrence for transcribing your radiology reports? i.e. software program, shortcuts, etc.? I use IT and Syngo, formerly Novius, and just can't seem to get the hang of it, IT does not dock at the bottom automatically even though those boxes are checked. Any suggestions? TIA.

Installilng two AV programs...
...is not a bad idea, provided, of course, that only one is running at any given time. It
's little different, really, from what suggested somewhere above in this thread, that periodic/occasional scans using an online scanner in addition to the resident one might be prudent.

I do that with antispyware programs, having PC Tools Spyware Doctore running resident (Google offers a free version as part of its Google Pack), then running another spyware scan weekly (I alternate between Ad-Aware, Spybot Search & Destroy, SUPERAntiSpyware, and Malwarebytes, in rotation).

However, just as Ad-Aware and Spybot conflict to some extent (in that each wants to see the other as a potential threat, likely due to their respective scans detecting some of the data of the other's definitions), I can't guarantee that two different AV programs might not have similar false alarms.