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The Sted's works with just about anything, as does the ExText. No probs w/the

Posted By: 2005 Steds or earlier versions.nm on 2006-02-27
In Reply to: EXText and Stedmans 2006 spellchecker? - Cari


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Anyone having probs searching for docs on ExText?
Is anyone else having this problem lately? In ExText, when I search for a physician's name by using the Cntrl-A function, it is extremely slow, and about half the time, the search seems to freeze, and then I get a message that the connection has been lost. I click on "Retry", am connected, and physicians' names are displayed. The whole process is as slow as molasses, and occasionally, I get completely kicked out of the system, or everything freezes up solid. This has been happening for about 2 to 3 days.
Use ExText for 1 job. Love it! Works with my ShortHand. Wish they all used it! nm
I use ShortHand with my ExText. Works great! nm
You can download Shorthand, choose the "capitalize first letter" option. SH works with ExText
Yes, I have used it - no probs.
Sted's Ortho
Stedman's Orthopaedic & Rehab Words 5th Edition (bright green) includes chiropractic, occupational therapy, physical therapy, PODIATRIC, & Sports Medicine.
Have done it for 2 years - no probs
They guarantee their work - so I'll repeat what the other poster said - if you have the backup, go for it.

I use the online turbo tax and have had no problems the last 2 years. It is easy and fairly fast.

good luck to you.
Satellite/VPN probs

I have the very same problem.  From what I understand, there's nothing that can be done about the download speeds.  Hughes won't give tech support concerning VPN issues.  If anyone else has any other information, I would appreciate it.  I am working with a VPN now and have satellite and can't connect, period.  Does anybody know why that would be?  I get a message saying that the remote computer has not responded.  The last VPN I worked with, I could connect; it was just very slow.


I also use mydocsonline with no probs! nm
Probs with Editscript

One of the companies I work for have recently switched over to Editscript.  I have been moving and have finally settled down and for the first time this week attempted to type.  The company says that you have to buy a special footpedal that goes with the software.  Instead you have to use hotkeys.  I could not even make my way through one dictation without giving up.  It is so hard not being able to use my footpedal.  Has anyone else had this kind of problem?

me too, no probs, not even questions.
what specific probs are you having to make you want to
I've used them several times w/o any probs at all. nm
The Sted's 2008 comes out next month. Wait
We have a few Acer laptops in our family. No probs. nm
The both offer a pretty complete line, but I do like the Sted's. nm
Lingo that is who we use...VOiP, $22.95/month, six months already, no probs.
You might want to investigate further the post someone made about 2007 and VOiP. Seems the government is all hot and bothered because they need to tap phones and cannot do so with VOiP. They probably will end up taxing and surcharging eventually, as well, but for a while it can save you a lot of money...
Can't live w/o the Sted's Ortho&Rehab Words. Still use it often 12 years in! nm
Not the OP, but the Sted's Ortho & Rehab Words is invaluable and should cover
Sted's Ortho & Rehab Words and QLDB for the drugs by
A contact of mine worked for them for 6 years w/o probs, FT. She retired from them, too. nm
Several times w/o probs. You can delete/uninstall it right after the episode, too, if you're
A good tax guy is worth his weight. He will help you find deductions and if any probs with IRS,
My fones have been in my tower for years now as sound is so much clearer. No probs. nm
half.com carries used Sted's books and new ones thru Amazon. Good luck! nm
Can find lots of the Sted's books at www.half.com, too. Love 'em! nm
My Sted's Ortho & Rehab Words book is the most worn out. Love it! nm
I used this with United of No.Carolina. It seemed kind of slow and archaic. Didn't use the Sted&
Tessier's is great! Used in combo with the Sted's Ortho and you're good! nm
I like drug books even though you can access sites on line. A lab book, the Sted's Ortho Words, a
It IS ExText, Word is simply the word proccessor used. ExText is marketed
by Dictaphone with Transnet and ESP is the expansion software incorporated into it. I used this platform when I worked for the hospital. I believe Wordclient is the speech recognition portion of this platform.
Full Word is in the Works "Suite," not plain Works.
Works saves files in a different format, but you can open them in Word if you have the correct filter installed.
RIGHT!!! Someone who works 16 hours and someone who works 60 will have a HUGE difference. NM
Lots of 'em, but use a Lab Words, Sted's Ortho/Rehab Words, & Tessier's Surgical Words most
Emdat works with Instant Text Por V - ony version that works with Emdat - nm
The Sted's Ortho & Rehab Words is probably my most used book and then the Lab Words book. GL! nm
Shorthand works with every program, it works outside the program you use, does not interfere.

Does anyone like extext?  Any information on Extext would be helpful!  Does anyone like the word Expander better than shorthand?


I like Extext a lot and use it with Shorthand also. I didn't even know there was an Expander in Extext until a couple weeks after I started the job. So much for training! No, I don't work for Amphion.

Is anyone familiar with this program?  I have been offered part time and she asked me if i had a dictaphone, and then said we use extext where it goes directly into the hospital.   Help!! 

Texas - sunny and 78 degrees!

I HATE ExText. There is NO foundation to build from. You have to start from scratch. I have Smartype which I currently am unable to use with a company I just signed up with, and I'm about ready to quit as ExText is the WORST word Expander I have ever seen. There are NO preloaded words or abbrevs. like there are in SmarType, so starting with the word "a" ... you have to create ALL of your shortcuts off the top of your head. Again, if I'm wrong about ExText, I hope someone will set me right, but for now, I detest it. Sorry; maybe some people like it, but if they do, ask them if they have ever used SmarType or some other Word Expander program.
Thanks for everyone's input... I do use ShortHand now, and am glad i can continue to use it.   Now I KNOW i'm going to take the account! 
Has anyone ever had EXText and VPN

installed on their home computer and discovered that Control T or Control X won't work in Word any more?

If so, does anyone know how to fix it?  I really need help here and can't get it from anyone. 

i use extext
to stop expanding, i.e. if I just want PT, I've just created new "expansions". I create PTx for PT, MRSAx for MRSA, etc. It's much quicker.

I work on ExText, and have previously work on DQS;

Yes, it has a spellchecker (mine does anyway) and expander.  As compared to DQS, they are comparable...not really much difference that I can say right off the top of my head. For me, the program really doesn't seem to make a huge difference, it's more the dictators that seem to make the most difference, as well as the company you work for.  My company happens to be great! Loads of work, plenty of incentive, and nice nice supervisors and QA. I love it!!!

I am so glad I could help. I have been using EXT for about 5 years now and I did the same thing with the Control/T when I first started using it!! Its a great program. I wouldn't use anything else.
I agree with poster below and am wondering the same thing - why are you using Ctrl T??? That ends your documement you are working on.
You cannot access voice unless the company has given you listening rights, which is usually not available on the MT side .. only QA.
I mean exText nm
I had made macros to enlarge my view to 145% (Alt-B) while I type, and then another macro to shrink it down to 100% (Alt-S) before I send document.  All of a sudden, these macros will not work!  They have been working for months.  ANY SUGGESTIONS?

Ours is set up so that you have to search for the correct patient and correct encounter number. Hit select and that patient's name should come up on the demographics screen. When you open the document, the name should be changed to the correct one.

If the correct patient is not in your system, you have to create a new encounter.

Ellen S.