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Question for mini-laptop users. Are you able to use Dictaphone Extext program

Posted By: TravelingMT on 2009-02-08
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on one of these. I noticed a lot of them do have Windows XP Home Edition but only like Microsoft Works for the word processing. I guess my question is are you able to down Dictaphone or does it have to have a Word processin program in order to download it.

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Some of you say you can work from anywhere, etc., have heard of people using them in your car. It seems to me there are very strict rules about hours you absolutely have to work, so how can you manage this and travel as well? I would love to find some work on laptop as my back is killing me, but I don't think I could be on as rigid a schedule as some require. I would love to work when I can from a laptop, is that a possibility? Are there any flex time positions, which is a silly question in this economy - seems like there are almost no positions left at all! Love to hear from you. Hate to give up, also it seems you can't have as much memory on a laptop as a desktop. Perhaps I'm looking in the wrong places and not savvy enough as to equipment and time schedule requirements.

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OK, for laptop users...connection question...

As per the discussion below about laptops.  How many of you have wireless internet and how reliable and fast is it? If I were to go up to our mountain (foothills) lake lot and try to transcribe, I fear the mountains would cut out the signal.

Even those of you that transcribe on the deck, if you don't have wireless, don't you have to string a high-speed cable out there or a phone line if you use the phone? Oh, of course I am assuming that some of you work for nationals and need a phone or cable connection.  I suppose some of you work off of tapes or such.


I think it's Dictaphone ExText
Someone on here said that once. Check the archives.
Dictaphone EXText

Anyone out there know Dictaphone EXText?  You need two phone lines, this is a dial-up account with a toll-free number.  E-Mail me and I can give you all the details. Great paying account.



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to be connected to the internet the entire time?   I googled it and didn't find anything that really detailed how it works.    I've been offered a position with a company using this (I tested for them months ago and they had position using C-phone and I wasn't interested and now they have offered this one via e-mail and I haven't talked with them to ask details).  I travel quite a bit and I don't want to be tied to a situation where I have to be on-line my entire work time. 
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When you have Dictaphone/Extext open, you should also have another window open (maybe in the background) called Transet player.  On the transnet player box there is a tab called "more" this will give you the spot to change the speed.
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On Dictaphone ExText how do you go back and re-listen to a dictation after a document has already been submitted to QA?

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Thanks.  Appreciate your reply. I guess not too many companies use this, as I have not received any other replies. 
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never had a problem. I use the laptop pretty much all the time. Best Buy has a business computer section that you can order a laptop from. They are much less expensive than the floor models and all the bells and whistles and a lot come with XP, not Vista.
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Thanks for the info.
It is the ESP Expander with Dictaphone ExText--If you can believe it, it won't allow caps if you
Yes, that's right, Dictaphone's Expander that comes with ExtText won't allow anything that you use as an expansion come into the document capitalized.

So, when you type your abbreviation for ANY WORD you have in ESP, it will NEVER be capitalized, unless like in, say, 1925, you type the Shift key with it.

I hate this profession. I hate all these programs. THey NEVER take into account the MT. Cars following voice instructions? No problem. MP3 player that respond to your voice? No problem. Get Word to do simple things that it should do, like cap after periods, God, too much trouble. Let the "little girls," just deal with all the software problems day after day. Dictaphone--what a laugh. I worked on ExtText FIVE YEARS AGO-- ANd it still has the SAME fricking clumbsy program? Also, you have to do "Shift ?" to find informaion in fields. LIke give me a break. Give us a key to hit, like, I don't know, Search, that't be good. No, make us type Shift ?. Where do these people get off. Do they ever even type on these programs? Or talk to the people who use them.

MT is so antiquated when it comes to programming, it is a big joke. Anyone work for a company that gets the demographics and has fast, easy programming, let me know. TX
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without having to create a document on the Dictaphone system. A doctor dictated a letter that has no demographics. How can I bypass their system and type in my own document? All answers much appreciated
Instant Text and Dictaphone's ExText
No problem. You can use Instant Text with Dictaphone's ExText and ExSpeech platform.

You can also import any esp file that you have built in Dictaphone's platform and you can use your list in Instant Text.

If you have any questions you can always call Textware Solutions at 1 800 355 5251

Textware Solutions

Love Dictaphone's ExText here, even with its occasional glitches. nm
Dictaphone also makes it's own little fan-shaped pedal to be used with ExText/
Dictaphone EXText Word Client question.

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Anyone know any companies that are hiring that use this system?  I really want to start part-time and then probably commit to full time later.  I really want a company that supplies your equipment!  Thanks.
ExText does have its own program.
To add entries, hit Ctrl twice and it will pop open. But I know you can also use ShortHand with it.

I think ExText is great.
It's Dictaphone's ExText and it's good/easy, but some feel the line counts are skewed at
dictaphone word client program
I went into google, typed 'dictaphone word client', saw your request there and a few others re this - you might find your answer using Google search. Good luck. Jean
I've never used this particular program but with ExText it usually meant there were not jobs... :



Not on dial-up, but use ExText. I just keep my own Shorthand program open and minimized and use it
So you can work completely remote on a laptop and access your home PC with this program

please e-mail me with more info if you can.  thx

Lanier is a type of dictaphone, but when speaking of a C-phone, it's meant as the Dictaphone Con

There are micro, mini and standard transcribers.  Mini are not used very much and sometimes used ones can be a little hard to find but try E-Bay or Craigs list in your area.   We used to have a business that worked on our machines and would rent out machines but since digital came on -- they are out of business.  But on E-Bay you could find one used for under $50 probably.   She should pay for that.  As what to charge, it is not going to be as easy as you think and depending on the minutes on the tape, but if they are 30 minutes each side, expect 10 - 12 pages per tape side if you use Courier 12 and this could run anywhere from $50 to $70 if you charge standard rates.  (10 to 13 cpl).   Now if he is elderly, or if he stutters or pauses a lot it would be less lines but more frustration.   Again, I would at least listen to a few minutes on the recorder and see what it sounds like before taking on the job and don't be surprised if they expect you to do the entire job for about $50 instead of the $200 to $400 it would cost them from anyone else.  I have done seminars, books, statements, etc. and they are always shocked at how much it costs to get them transcribed and the amount of pages it turns out to be. 

That is my two cents for the day.  Patti


I also have mini dachsies .....

I have 2 miniature dachsies, a male and a female.  They're pad trained also.  My male has recently (he's 3, was neutered at 6 mo) started hiking his little short leg occasionally.  I think he does that now because my roommates Min-Pin does (who is also neutered, and is horrible about hiking his darn leg).  I'm fixing to start putting mine back in a crate.  I don't use a crate that's dachsie sized, I use a huge one (the next to largest size).

He has bad separation anxiety, etc, but, it's necessary.  I will just let him (& her) outside when I get home, and we'll stay outside until business is taken care of.    If you want to email me, I have a site that has good tips on training dachsies.  They're stubborn little tykes, but just so gosh darned lovable

Mini cassettes
I have a friend who has mini cassettes that need to be transcribed from father on WWII stories.   What would be the easiest/fastest way to transcribe these?  Do I  need a special machine, of course I want the foot pedal/headphones, but I do not know if possible as I do not have a mini cassette machine with those capabilities and I surely do not want to manually rewind, FF, etc.  Any suggestions to help her out?  She wants me to transcribe them and will pay me and I do not know what to charge either if I can even do it. 
mini cassettes
I'm pretty sure Lanier makes (or made) a machine with headphones and speakers that would fit those sized tapes.  Maybe you could contact their website and see if you can get your hands on a used one.  As far as what to charge, well if she's your friend, that's up to you. 
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Just research on the net...lots of benefits...even with bad knees, etc. you can bounce. Almost effortless, and very affordable as well. No other equipment to buy, no shoes even needed...

Like anything, though, you have to do it and stick with it. Yoga is awesome, too, when I have time...

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