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New company software installed? You might have Their printer installed as default. You'd have to

Posted By: choose your own to print then. nm on 2007-05-12
In Reply to: Printer not printing - sammypot


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I'm assuming you installed the software that came with?
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Not true - I used OEM software and installed on 3 computers. nm
I installed it and then installed the other schemes. SM
I put the erotic on. It is pretty funny when you go slow. Thanks, I needed that laugh. :O)
I just installed ShortHand. I need help!

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Losr wp5.1 when XP installed sm
I always kept WP5.2 for DOS in case a client had a moldly oldy and I truly enjoyed having it on hand. When my new tower came in, I realized that WP5.1 was, of course, gone for good, as the tech gave me a new tower with XP. I have the diskettes and wonder if I did have an old WP5.1 job come in, is it possible to install with XP or is DOS necessary and is it gone forever? Love WP5.1, made me lots of money in this field, it was my "buddy" and I feel I lost a good friend. Crazy? Yes!!
I have installed it at least 3 times

due to computer problems where I've had to dump my hard drive and reinstall everything. 

I don't know if you are talking about disks that you bought or disks that came with a new computer. 

Gee, don't know :o(. Have you installed all drivers?
I don't have an Ativa. I wish I could help!
I've had up to 4 installed at once and
I have never had any problems, I have it installed on 3 computers,
I don't have the current version on my laptop as yet (don't use my old computer anymore, would if the other 2 died though....kids have it for playing CD programs, etc. But never had any problems with downloading, installing, etc.
MTStars spellcheck help - I just installed it and
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If it has never been installed on another machine, then you are fine. sm
I have bought OEM software off or Ebay, came with registration numbers never used, and it was fine. I was able to register and access support.
It you purchase a new pc, it may not come with Vista installed. However, sm
it most certainty will be "Vista ready," meaning, you will have all the specs you need to perform the upgrade.
Word 2007 installed and...

I lost my Stedman's and all of my auto corrects, but everything else seemed to be alright :)

I had to reinstall Stedman's and thank goodness I backed everything up so I had my auto corrects!!


I use the free one; not installed or paid for
I think the free (run-it-when-you-need-it) is great! Sure, the real-time protection and monitoring would be great, but I'm on a budget, and I can run their free version as often as I would like (takes about 2 hours, so usually right before I go to bed) and it finds all kinds of alleged 'problems' and I tell it to fix them, and it does. Sure seems to have been helping me, but it could be that in combination with all the other things I'm trying.
My husband tried the 'free trial' on his laptop that you actually download for real-time coverage, and it apparently REALLY bogged his computer down (so he says) and he had to take it off within a couple of days.
Any help?
I use IT. I highly recommend you have it installed.
date element in Meditech is F6, I think. Press F keys all the way. Then, try alt and the F keys all the way down and then control and F keys to see what their functions are. You can jot them down on paper and make it into a toolbar by taping it to the keyboard. Now that I think of it, if you have a Help Desk, they may have a copy of the F key functions to send you.

And also, you will need a speed typing engine which will be well worth the money.
It won't work. Stedman's has to be installed from
the disks.   You can't even copy it a flash drive and then try to install it on another computer.  
how would one find out if there was a keylogger program installed(sm)
on your computer?
I'm confused...have you installed Bytescribe/Docshuttle more than 3x?
If so, how did you manage this?
I am wondering if I purchase a new computer with this installed will it be
compatible and does it function the same way as XP Pro or am I totally off base?
I just installed WP12 because my 11 files were corrupted (or so they tell me).
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Installed newer version of AdAware and ran
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I've installed countless corporate networks...
This was my profession for years.  They are secure.  Wireless, wired, however.  They are secure.  More secure than residential by a long shot.  Static IP's, WEP's, encryption, etc.  It has nothing to do with it being a "public connection".  You or I cannot "grab" the wireless waves out of the air.  It has to do with the security set in place in the firewalls, modems, routers, etc.  Not trying to be a smarty, just letting you know from experience. 
Norton 360 was installed, I did a full scan, and it found nothing...MUST SM
I downloaded Malwarebytes and it found 12 critical trojans!! As soon as I find a good AV program, I'm totally uninstalling Norton's. Like you, I thought Norton was great and used it for years. Maybe it's just not keeping up with all the techno-creeps out there that have nothing better to do destroy the PCs of working people. UGH!!

Control Panel, Printers & Other Hardware, View installed
printers or fax printer, making sure the printer you are using has a "check mark" next to it.  Right click on the printer that has a check next to it (if there are more than 1 listed), click on Properties.  Under General, click on Print Test Page.  If there is an error, it usually will list the problem and and offer you the option to use Repair.  Additionally, you may want to check your connections to be sure they are secure.
I didn't have trouble when I installed, but it doesn't work well with Internet Exploer 7. sm
I have had to uninstall IE 7 due to script errors and such.  Works great with the IE 6 though. 
If it's installed, click or F10 to open it, click on...sm
the little white piece of paper icon to bring up the window where you ADD your new entries to, type your abbreviation in the Keyword box, then drop down to the Text to Type box and put in what you need it to say, then click Okay. You're done! If you want to delete your entry, arrow down to it, then click on the Trash Can icon. It'll ask if you want to put it on the clipboard, say yes and hit okay. If you want to modify it, use the little hand on the piece of paper icon. I like to click on the Disk icon to save stuff once I enter it, too, as a backup. If you're working and want to enter a paragraph or a page, you'll hightlight your stuff, bring up the ADD window, copy and paste it into the Text to Type area using the commands on the bottom of that box, name it, and hit okay. To use hot keys and stuff, you'll have to read the instructions in the help file. Good luck! ..nm
Check your USB drivers. The printer works off the printer driver. The pedal needs a joystick

driver in order to work.  You have to configure your USB port for this.

I want to add, the software company
we use is also going to incorporate this into their line counting method.
Are you with a company? Their software might have something permanently set in
Your own computer with company software
I recently had company software installed on my computer, and it got me wondering something. Have you ever suspected that a company installed any type of tracking or keylogger software on your own computer when they installed your software? I don't think my company did, but I wouldn't put it past some of these companies.
set default
Same process, choose 1.0 then same drop down choose line spacing options...make sure "before" and "after" are both set at "o"...choose default. You'll get a message that you're changing default...choose "yes".

That should work for you.
Sometimes the default language gets (sm)
changed on a document when I am typing and I have to go back in and reset it to English. I notice this when my autocorrect entries do not work and I know that I have them in the file. It only happens every once in a while and I have to "select all" and then change the language back to English. Hope this helps in the future.
Weimraner and a shih tzu by default. :( nm
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.
Editscript default font
I am currently typing on Version 8 Editscript and my default font needs to be times new roman 12 and I set it as my default, even in a blank document, but everytime I open up to work, it doesn't stick and I am at default Curier new 10....any help would be appreciated
Is there a way to change the default setting in Word - sm

for line numbering?  It keeps indenting 1-2-3,etc. to the first tab and I need the numbers along the left margin.  I went to <format>, <bullets and numbering>, <customize>, and changed the number position and alignment, and it lines everything up on the left margin. 

However, if I have another numbered section in the report, it goes back to the default setting, indenting to the first tab. 

Is there a way to change the default, or do I have to go through these steps for each numbered list? 


This is why you should use templates with default font settings. sm
You create documents from one template that uses Arial and one that uses Times New Roman. When you create an AutoText entry in either one, you can use it in docs created by either template because you used the default font. Your entry will always expand in the font used if you just open Word and manually change the font and start typing because you didn't use the default. Hope that makes sense.
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You have to be working in the default font and size of the
document template to keep autotext from changing. IOW, when you open a document and change the font or size before you start typing, you are not working in the default of the template the document is based on.
setting default view in Word 2000
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Yeah, you're right. Who cares who licenses your software? Heck, I use all pirated software anyw

why pay for anything, right?

Except that is AGAINST THE LAW!!!

You don't have to open the normal.dot for this one. Just click the default button in format, fon

Does anyone know how to make Express Scribe default player for .wav files? TIA.....nm
Click the default button in the font dialog box so every new doc is Arial.
If you set the default font then you don't have to keep switching for autotext or Instant Text.
Both entries will slip right in with the right font. You should really use templates if you switch a lot so you aren't constantly changing it.
A friend of mine got one and she is finding that some of her software, specifically her ISP software
If you have Word Perfect, it is easy. Just open any document, default the font and margins and do a

You can do a comparrison on gross lines versus 65 character line count by opening any document you have and counting lines both ways. 

I have almost always been paid the gross line and still am right now.  No matter what the margins or font is, all documents are converted to 1 inch margins and 12 Courier font.  You do not count blank lines.  I make an average of 0.08 a gross line, which the way I am paid would average out to about 11-12 cents a 65 character line.

Hope this helps!

If u need server software, try guild ftp. If just user software
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Yes, I have an ink jet printer

I just bought an HP Photosmart 2610v that is an all in one printer, fax, scanner, copier. I really don't want to have to go out and buy another new printer. :( I really appreciate you letting me know that a laser printer eliminated this problem. Which one do you use that eliminated this problem??? I might have to resort to this.

Also, I am trying to get them to consider going digital so I would not need to print anything for them (unless they were willing to have me just deliver transcription one day a week - I might consider that). However, I don't know how we can resolve the issue IF I do get to go digital and I won't be doing the printing and there creates another problem unless they have a printer that wouldn't do the same thing as mine. 

Thanks again! 


Laser will work better because  the laser uses a different mechanism -- do not understand all of it but it was explained to me.  Some of it is because something has already been printed on the paper when it runs through a ink jet.  But my laser printer, have a large one that cost a lot, but it works so well it has paid for itself in the past 4 - 5 years.  But there are some inexpensive ones out there also.  But what you need to do is when you try a printer out  --- take samples of what you will be printing on to the store and try it.  Might waste some paper but it is worth it.   I use the sticky  paper and had a lot of problems because of the weight of the paper and that is why I had to go with laser.  Also do 40 to 50 envelopes a day and needed that.  

Be prepared that if you go digital and they will print off -- they will probably want to drop your cpl since they are doing part of the work.   That happened to me.   So see what the trade off is.