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Setting up a general template will help a bit. Not crazy about DS, either. nm

Posted By: wandering on 2006-02-03
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Template question. Somehow this morning I saved the date and patient name into my template? I have t
deleting the date and patient name and resaving as a template but everytime I reopen the template the date and patient name are still there.  Anyone know how to delete them so that they come up blanks again????  Thanks. 
Create your template (save as a template) and use - sm
Control-F9 to make your empty field (as they call it); a set of {} will appear. Save the file, the brackets will not show unless you set it to show the field codes. To jump from {} to {} use F11. You can also preformat the {} with fonts/bold/caps, etc. Have fun.
I just opened Word, opened the template and saved it as a Word template. nm
 
There is a setting
to fix that and I can't remember what it is. But I complained about it and our IT guys told me how to fix it. There is something that you have to "allow" to get it to work.
SETTING UP A QA PROGRAM
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As an IC you should be setting your OWN rates
And then you inform the clients of the increase--period. You don't "ask" for an increase. That would make you an employee.
I have no idea, but there is a way of setting - sm
in up in WP5.1 so it backs up your work every few minutes, and is saves a back up copy as well. Also if you have to shut down then you just go to your backup folder (you make one up) and there it is under a different name, and you bring that up and resave it and you generally have lost very little work. Email me if you want and I will dig out the instructions on how to set up the backup feature. The problem I have is sometimes I hit something, no idea which 2 keys and I delete my whole report, so the backup feature for me is a lifesaver. Thouhg I have learned the hard way not to save the report after I delete by accident, otherwise the only thing that is in the backup file is a blank file. Luckily I don't make a habit of doing that!
Aha. So it is a setting they could change.
I think they just haven't noticed or haven't had time to do it, but it's good to know it is possible to have it not spellcheck demographics. There is no reason for it since they wouldn't want us to change anything in the demographics.

Thanks.
You are setting yourself up to most likely fail...

if you try to start an MT business right out of school.  Unfortunately, people take the college courses for MT just to find out that most employers do require experience.  There are companies that do hire newbies, but one must have attended an "approved" school.  It's not too late for you though.  I see you as having 3 options:


1. You attend an "approved" MT course/start over with schooling.


2. You apply everywhere, check your newspaper, keep looking.


3. You attempt to start up your own business and learn as you go, although I highly don't recommend this route. 


 


Good luck!


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I am in our bedroom now, but am setting up - sm
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You purchased an IN-155 foot pedal for compatiblility with DVI VoiceWav.  (We have sold nearly 1,000 of these with zero returns.)


When you called our toll free 800 number for support we told you that the problem was not the pedal and was either the software you were using or your computer.  Reluctantly, we agreed to do an exchange for you.  (FYI, when your first pedal came back to us it worked absolutely perfectly and still does.  In fact it is plugged into the same computer I am typing on at this moment.  It has been tested daily since it came back with no problems).


Now, you voice incorrect information on MTStars.  Your problem is in your computer.   


Please feel free to call us yet again if this is not clear to you.


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(800) 644-9525, ext. 101


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I have an older transcriber (DAC Model DA-125) and have had it for quite some time now.  I moved my office over the weekend and had to unplug the machine.  Well, my backspace has reset to practically nothing and I can't find my manual on how to reprogram the backspace.  Is there anyone else out there using this phone and if so, how to do reprogram it for the backspace length?


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You can change the setting in Autocorrect...

for automatic numbering to the left margin by:

1) Open MS Word
2) Select Tools
3) Select Autocorrect
4) Click on the tab 'Autoformat as you type"
5) Make sure the box 'Automatic numberer lists' is checked (it's about the 8th box down)
6) Click on okay (otherwise your change wont take)


I hope this is what you meant.


Y'all are right. I am not setting up the boundaries myself! Thanks!
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I found the setting but it is grayed out - sm
and I cannot select it, under Tools, Options, Spelling, says "Hide spellling errors in document". I never selected that and can only presume that IT did that for some freaky reason. How do I access it when it is greyed out and you cannot "unselect" it???
Yes its true. They seem to be setting impossible limits for everyone lately and you have to wonder

if they just want people to quit.


It sounds like a setting in your Norton firewall.
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you should be setting your rates according to what the market will bear...
not what you feel like getting. If you like the account, you're familiar with it and able to make good money off of it, you might want to stay at the rate you are at. As a service owner, I used to plan to hire at 7 but bring everyone eventually up to 10 cpl by 0.5 increases every six months. I also used to be able to raise the rates from the hospital, clinic or physician office every 2 years. Nowadays if I bid on a new account, I am regularly outbid at 11 cpl, with 24 TAT. I have discussed it with my IC MT's. If they want a raise, I can try to negotiate a raise from the hospital...but it jeopardizes our account. Every time you raise your rates, it's a signal for them to start shopping around. So I would say, based on what the market will bear, don't expect to be getting raises. Ever.
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? 


Thanks!


You turned off the white space setting. sm
First switch to page layout view, then go to the Tools menu, Options, then check the setting for white space between pages. You can turn this off real easy if you happen to click your mouse near the top of the page.
I moved cross country, setting up sm

every night in a different motel, and with no laptop, either.  I just used whatever table they provided and setup my total PC system, and got the work done.  Not the usual situation, but it worked fine.  It sure was not a vacation, though, but a cross country move.  Had to stop by dark every night and get some sleep, get up a midnight to work 6 hours, then move on.  Made a lot of money, at least as much as usual.


Setting goals helped me tremendously
I have had burnout in the past and when I did usually tried to take a day or two off. Do not have it now but I just got tired of making a low salary like I was doing so decided I would increase my speed as far as blocking out everything else during the day in order for me to achieve my goal. This last paycheck really paid off. It was $400 more dollars than the time before and I am staying at the increased line count. I like the money and that is more than enough to put some speed in my production. I do not like those lousy paychecks at all.
You may have to change the port setting for the footpedal.
Under Settings, Control tab. Try different ones to see if you can find one that will work with your pedal.
Actually, the double space setting is not quite the right answer.
Double-space will make affect all lines. The best way to get the appearance of a blank link is to change the paragraph setting. Mine is set to 12 points after a paragraph. One hit of the enter key and it looks like there's a blank line between paragraphs but it still only counts as one line.
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what is your auto-delete file setting at?
set it to 0...see if that helps
User Acct Control Setting

Hi there,


I have had a few problems with Vista like this.  I currently use Express Scribe with a USB foot pedal and its working fine for me.  I have had to tweak a few things though to make Vista work with most of my transcription software.  One thing I have noticed for most programs to work with Vista that I use for transcription, the user account control setting has to be turned off.  I keep it off all of the time now.  Here is a link on how to do that. 


http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/help/58b3b879-924d-4e08-9358-c316055d3eae1033.mspx


Also, if that doesn't seem to work there is another Vista option I have used with a lot of success.  It is a software compatibility feature that enables software that worked fine with XP to be able to work fine on Vista.  Here is a link to that as well. 


http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/help/bf416877-c83f-4476-a3da-8ec98dcf5f101033.mspx


I hope all of this helps!!! 


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Nope. Instant Text has a setting for that.
nm
Have had cut in pay due to template

use now required that will not be included in line count.  It is a clinic job, part time, 12 cpl.  I have done this for one year.  But, in last 30 days, the clinic has created a temple of the normally used sentences the physician uses (I had them programmed into auto correct) and now, I am not paid for them. 


Now, I am making considerably less money and am half hearted about getting the work done.  I suppose I need to quit this job.  I have essentially been demoted.


I work FT as well with a national and this PT job was a back up so my eggs were not all in the same basket.  I guess I could try to replace it with another PT job.


Any comments would be welcome as I feel ambivalent to quit for some reason...


Thank you.


template
I hope this answers your question. After you paste, there is a little suitcase that appears, there are options there, click on the little options arrow, and choose the correct option, this will change the font to match what is there.
Just put it in your template. That way you don't need to SM
type a keystroke.
Template
If you type for the same doctors over and over, you can make a template, as they tend to say pretty much the same thing every time, at least for PE and ROS. Then you just insert the template and make changes as necessary.
template
It seems to be a lot of template.  I wonder if this is the reason for the lower price per page.  Don't know.
Template

Send me your e-mail address and I'll send you a copy (PDF) of the Meditech template.


Jeff Smith


Even if you use a template, you still have
to listen to the report and make any changes. A lot of them do say the same thing over and over, but you do have to change the report when something different is dictated.
template cpl
Never heard of such! There must be a fancy new program out there that can tell the difference between expanded words/phrases in a traditional report. What a bummer! 3 cpl usually pertains to VR lines/templates.
In general
All caps and no abbreviations.  Headings for PE and ROS underneath.  Account specifics may differ.
In General....

An employer cannot set a specific schedule for an IC. This link addresses the issue here :


http://ohioline.osu.edu/cd-fact/1179.html


An excerpt fron the site above notes :


"According to the IRS, workers are employees if they must comply with the employer's instructions about their work, receive training or direction from the employer, provide services that integrate into the employer's business, render their services personally (can't subcontract), have a continuing working relationship with the employer, must follow set hours of work, work full-time for the employer..."


 As is noted in the site linked above , the consequences for the employer are quite severe if the IRS determines that the company actually was treating you as an employee rather than an IC.