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Posted By: you need. nm on 2008-01-21
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Does anyone know if IT offers a trial period? sm

From the comments on this post and the post I placed yesterday, I am convinced I would like to try IT.  I hate to spend $189 though and not like it but I do not see on their web site where they offer a money back trial period.  Also, do you know if you download it and have it immediately or if it comes in the mail? Thanks to all who have offered their opinions, it really helps!

Bytescribe offers a 14-day trial (DocShuttle).
Abacus is not free. It is $20 but worth it. You can download a trial version free which does not h
I have used this for years and have compared to Sylvan, Word, and MP Count, etc. When you have it set to count every character, bold, shift, tab, etc. It is great and always higher than the others. Now if you are wanting gross lines like in Word then no it won't be as high because Word counts blanks lines and Abacus counts a line only if there is a character on it. There is also two places to check for it to count the Headers/Footers. If you have the FREE version then it must be the trial or a very old version so you don't have all the features and functions.
Free? As in, free trial? Otherwise, I don't think you'll find a spellcheck software that's
D/l trial of Switch. Can convert sound file to
There is a free 30 day trial you
can download to your computer. But it is missing a couple of features, can't remember which ones
AVG says that it is only a 30 day free trial
They do have a free trial
Awesome updates. Install typical if you want to not configure a lot yourself. It is pretty easy and self explanatory if you do want to configure a lot yourself, however, and you can do a lot of different things with it. One tip, especially while working, I always disable the http traffic monitor. Slows things down even with massive memory. All the other things it does keeps your system very safe without that.
Only do Free offers - no cc needed!
Take a look at my blog again - even in free offers they are trying to sell you something, you simply say "No Thank you". Also, I included a couple of links that are how-to guides. E-mail me if you need more help or visit the forum. Best wishes!
Shorthand has a free 30-day trial.

You can also download other people's dictionaries off the 'Net, but I chose to make my own according to my own abbreviation rules for ease of remembering.  I think there are other websites to download from besides this one, but I can't find them right now.  I tried Instant Text and used Word's Autotext feature, but I kept coming back to Shorthand.  Just make sure you read the Help file and tutorial because otherwise, you'll miss out on a lot of valuable features.


I forgot to add that there is usually a 30-day free trial. nm
Download ShortHand for a free trial.

Of all the expanders I've tried, it's been the easiest to learn and use.  Good graphic user interface, too.  Lots of features.  Read the help file and manual because there are a lot of neat features I didn't even know about until I read about them.


You can download the free 30-day trial of Shorthand here.


Then it's $99.95 to purchase it at the end of the free trial, but it pays for itself and is really easy to use.  That'll give you a month to save up the money for it.  My stats vary on it anywhere from 26% to 67% depending on my dictator.

You can download a trial version free.
Free trial version, 20 bucks to buy...(sm)

I use the Abacus line counter. They have a trial version which is free and gives you accurate line counts, or you can buy it for $20. Here's the link: http://www.theabacus.biz

- Jane

Shorthand - You can download a free 30-day trial
and try it out. It has its quirks but is a good simple program.
Offer a free trial for a few days
Does anyone know of a site that offers Free dictation samples? n/m
Works ok, but you get what you pay for. I think there is a free trial version. Not nearly as good
There is also a 30 day free trial and I absolutely love this expander!
We love the Wynn. We got free offers when they first opened but just the other day we got an offer f
The Wynn is pure luxury.. We loved it and the buffet was excellent. Where do you live? We live close enough to drive there to many times a year haha.
Go to Stedmans.com and download the free trial and save your money on overnight shipping
Try Switch program. Converts sound files. Can get free demo.
Check out the free demo of MTStars FlashType. It's free for 7 days.
Then, if you like it, you can purchase it for $59.95.  See link below.
Yes, yes and yes!!! I had so many offers...

after I graduated that I was shocked!  The standard 2-year experience requirement was waived by every company I contacted. 

Yes, M-Tec is totally a self-paced, self-study program, but there is also incredible 1-on-1 instructor support.  The program is very comprehensive and definitely not easy but well worth every penny! 

If you want a career as an MT, you can't go wrong with M-TEC. 


CPL offers
are usually set in motion by what the MTSO is receiving in pay from the facility. As a small MTSO, I am very much restricted by what the facilities are willing to pay me as a vendor. It is an unfortunate circumstance, but it is a sign of the times. There are MTs willing to the work for 8 CPL, and if not, the Nationals outsource it overseas. I think that sums it up in a nutshell....It is a shame, but it is where the industry has gone of late. EMR, VR and outsourcing cutting into what a MTSO can get from the facilities for line rates. Sad but true....I hope you find what you're looking for.
I am not a CMT and I get job offers all of the
much unless you like having initials after your name.  It is not like you can put it on your reports.  XXX/xxx, CMT - can you?  So no one but the company you work for (who probably doesn't care) and you will know... nobody else.  Most CMTs complain they aren't compensated enough anyway, so who gives a hoot?  The only benefit I see is having initials after your name, which unless you are in this field, who knows what that means?  Sounds important, but to have to pay hundreds to test and then to fail only to have to pay hundreds to take it again?????  I'd think that one over and over and over and over... JMO.  A penny more a line???  Just seek out your own account and you'll make lots of extra pennies per line...  believe me!
It is only because no one offers that anymore
I don't think anyone offers PT MTs benefits - sm
at least I have NEVER heard of any. I don't think I have ever even heard of any PT job that had benefits. All you can do is start making phone calls to said companies and ask them. Good luck.
Just because someone offers their opinion,...
and it differs from another's, does not make it negative.  You didn't hear what you wanted to hear in my responses, but that does not mean I am being negative toward you.  I just think you need to do your own work.  Asking for help is one thing, and asking for a handout is entirely different.
You may not need all that MPWord offers.

I've looked at MP Word several times myself and it just more than I need, although in a different setting/situation, I may need all the options. If you have a choice and you have MS Word available to you, you will be fine. You should have an encryption method available to you; WinZip offers encryption with it's Pro version, about $50.

Just something else for you to consider.

Thank you! I may do a trial...
well.  I was just wondering if I had to retype as I do have some other accounts that I would eventually put on there.  I was also wondering about the invoice feature as one accont I get paid for blank lines....  Anyway not to ramble...  Thanks again! 
Maybe you could ask for a trial
Maybe you could ask for a trial period, tell the potential employer the problem, that DSL is not available to you. I may be wrong, but I think you can get satellite internet most anywhere, if there's no other alternative. Also, if you are able to get cable, check into cable modem, which most any cable company is doing now. Sorry for your situation! I hope you find work soon!
trial - would if I could!
Unfortunately, I've already called the cable company and that's not available here yet either. Satellite is, but most of these companies say that it MUST be DSL or cable and that satellite will not work.

I would certainly offer a trial, but I can't even get anyone to talk to me! They find out I don't have cable/DSL, that's the end of the conversation.

It's just nuts...

NOT trial
The softwares are not good for 90 days or something. They are good without any trial period.
When you take on too much work. Getting 2 PT job offers plus have FT with national (sm)

Two local doctors offering me 2-3 hours per day each, plus the FT (about 6 actual hours of typing a day) with a national. 

One doctor is orthopedic, the other vascular surgeon (H&Ps in office).  One is a mumbler, the other has a lisp.  The national job is radiology (fairly easy - would be faster if I could master IT, though).

What should I do?  Am afraid I will take on more than I can handle and at same time, refuse a job that I later will regret.  I need the money, needless to say.  Anyone ever face this? 

I wonder if the state where you live offers
In Georgia they do have this, and a person who is convicted of a felony and completes the sentence requirements then has their rights restored, such as voting and the ability to officially answer "No" when asked about a felony conviction. Supposedly the information would not be available to a potential employer and most others, though I believe some are still privy to the information.
Whoa, are you blessed! You see offers out here for 6-8 cpl
For Iowa their 12 cpl is good. IHP usually offers...
11 cpl to contractors. If you're from Iowa IHP should be one you recognize, their statewide.

The local service in Waterloo, pays their MTs 6 cpl, ridiculous. Hospitals paying hourly are still around $9 hourly.

It's the midwest, for those others who don't know but cost of living is nothing near other areas of the country.

Personally, I work for a national on the east coast and make 10 cpl employee status, far better than anything I've seen in my home state.
Have 2 job offers, one pays 9 cents per 65...sm
character line and the other 11 cents per 85 character line.  I am not sure how to figure the difference so am not sure which might be the better offer line rate wise.  I would SO appreciate some help!
MQ offers PT employees benefits
You have to work 24 hours a week to be eligible.  I don't carry the insurance, so I don't know much else about it, but I'm sure if you read through the MQ board, someone on there will mention it and you can email them.
2 separate companies/offers
Flashtype trial
where is link??? didn't see
I think it would be likely a doc would prescribe a trial Rx although

EVERYONE does better attention-wise with stimulant medication, whether or not they have ADHD. That's why people drink coffee in the morning.

Since it is a trial version...
They may only allow you to play their pre-loaded files and not add your own. Why not try the Express Scribe player--it really is free. Link below.
Trial and error.
I check with former companies that I still have good relationships with. I check the job boards. I cold email "good" companies and asked about part time. I have 4 jobs at the moment, 3 transcription and I work at a vet 4 days a month for a couple hours just to take a break and do something I really enjoy.
Medgarde offers PT and just noticed that they ask if you own Lanier.
Obviously, she can or the offers wouldn't be coming out of the woodwork.
I've been turning down offers lately, too.
The place I work already offers 800 numbers for all
inside accounts and most outside accounts as well. Not all are not good to the MTs.
U.S. offers them medical school at a discount
if they remain in the country and practice in out of the way places for a period of time before returning to their country or to a higher wage earning position within the medical establishment.
This is cool...ShortHand offers monthly SM

subscriptions.  I have a free trial right now and was worried I wouldn't have the whole $99 after my trial, but I can buy a subscription and save for another month!  That's so cool!  I didn't know they did that.  Didn't know if others knew, so thought I'd share. :)