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To the person giving the ShortHand tips - thank you very much for taking time to share!! nm

Posted By: nm on 2005-12-23
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Thanks for taking the time to share!
Very good ideas! Thanks for taking the time to share.

How about giving us some tips?
I do envy that ability. :)

How about some tips on how to work up to a level like that? I mean, aside from being glued to the chair and shortcuts (the obvious). Do you have to think about each letter as you are typing? How do you type so quickly while avoding typos? Are there exercises one can do to help with this?
Any other tips you can share and what should...
I be prepared to bring? I am going to Phoenix in November for 2 weeks while hubby is on a business trip and this will be my first travel/work trip. Thanks!
Can you share any tips/techniques? nm

Anyone willing to share Emdat Inscribe tips/tricks?

I recently started working on the Emdate Inscribe platform. It is a little more cumbersome to maneuver than what I am used to, and I was wondering if any of you seasoned Emdat MTs might share any tips or tricks you've found to speed yourself up using this system?  I've had a couple "glitches" with the function to look up/paste doctor names, for example, and not being able to close out the "prior transcriptions" box because there's no X! Not too much help from the MT company so thought I'd try here - any tips will be greatly appreciated, or if you know of any websites or other resources.  You can respond here or to my email and thank you in advance!

Share, share, I've been looking for some time...sm
sending out resumes gallor, have great experience, but they sound like clones of each other in what they offer, yet what they want is it all!!!  I'm so discouraged, in the depression boat myself!  They want you to commit to FT, new equip, DSL, on and on!!!
shorthand tips

Hey, anybody willing to give some ShortHand tips, new to the program, only used MQ - DQS Expanders program.  I don't get the linking dictionaries thing and some other questions.  Any help appreciated.  Thanks.


Was this about the shorthand tips? Looking forward to that.
I can share some Shorthand tricks if you like!


taking space out of shorthand for y/o


I was wondering if anyone can help me with the ShortHand expander.  I lost all my shortcuts and cannot get the space out for -year-old.  any help is most appreciated!

Sure, that makes sense, but this person was obviously taking a test. It's not that any of us
seasoned MTs "know it all" as you put it...but can see an obvious cheater when the questions are glaringly test questions.  See both sides of the coin.
is not giving her time/money away cheap, why
please share corrected version next time too; thx!
Thank you for taking the time....

to share such good tips with all of us. 

Thank you for taking the time to do that!
That is hilarious. These girls go into so much detail in their posts. I could read their stuff all night instead of watching TV. I don't know how they make this stuff up. This is great!
thanks for taking the time
For these tips.  I really need to buckle down and get my lines up, there IS money to be made but being at home and having the pain makes me slack lately.    But if you're doing as much as you are, then it makes me think its possible. Thanks again!  have a good night
I appreciate you taking the time here
I do know that not everyone involved with the church is a hypocrite, and that according to the faith all of us are sinners (I try to bear that in mind through my struggle in learning and understanding the religion). I just feel like for many people church is nothing more than a social event on their calendar, not to be thought of throughout the rest of the week. I believe that it would be more in line with Christianity to focus on God and what he does/would want all the time, and that not going to church does not disqualify one from being a Christian. Not saying it is not good to go to church either, just that you don't have to attend to be a true Christian.

Thanks again, I do appreciate insight from those who share it.
I am taking for second time in the last year
I took if for a while and was without insurance so had to stop for a bit. I am taking it again. I was previously on Paxil. My doctor said that Lexapro had way better withdrawal than Paxil. Paxil would "wig me out" if I missed a day. Lexapro has never done that and when I weaned myself off before I did not notice any major withdrawal symptoms. I also did not gain any significant weight and I am not skinny so believe me I did not want to gain any, lol. We are all different though, but that is my experience. Like I said, Paxil was way way worse on both.
Thanks all for taking the time to provide

a kind word and encouragement.  I know there are others much worse off and I know too I'll get through this.  This time of year has always been tough for me since my parents died and I've really been working on putting on a happy face for my family despite how I feel, but just couldn't do it today. 



Thank you so much...I got it working now! I appreciate your taking the time to help out. nm
Again, thank you so much for taking the time to respond..sm
I thought I was on the right track, but I've only been an IC for five years and have never had my own accounts. I passed on your opinions to my MIL and hope she will listen. I'm leaving to go to California in a couple hours and there is no way I can do it personally, so I hope and pray she does. We really need the account.
Thank you ladies for taking the time to (sm)
respond with some very helpful information.  Can I ask one more question?  I notice in some reports there are {} marks after headings.  While this may be inherent to this hospital, I wonder if there is a "jump code" to get to each of those marks.  Thanks again.  BV
Thank you for taking time to answer nm
I so appreciate your taking the time to inform me of this.
:) I'd be lost without this forum. :)
Thank you for taking the time to post back....sm
I'm sure he must be depressed, and my brother also. I'll bring up the subject to him and see if I can make him see that they are really needing some outside help here, more than we can do just as family members.  You bring up a lot of good points.  Thanks again. 
Thank you Patty for taking the time to answer.

That is good advice, but I don't know if I can give them 30 days notice because another 30 days of them and I'll end up in a padded cell.  I'm thinking more like two weeks, which to me seems fair, especially considering if they found someone else to do the work for less, they wouldn't even give me a day's notice, right?

Thanks again!

Taking time off without the worries is great

I think too many times IC's are treated like employees.  The OP is an IC and has a set schedule?   If you have a set schedule (no freedom), you should be deemed an employee and given PTO days, etc.  IC's should not be made to let anyone know anything.    Two weeks is an extended amount of time and out of courtesy she should let her "client" even if that is an MTSO know in advance that she will not be available to work those two weeks.  As for toting a laptop on vacation, not me!  The whole idea of a vacation is to relax and not have to worry about typing.  Most physicians do understand that you need a vacation.  They will cut you some slack.  Not sure about a two week period though.  Someone with their own accounts that wants to take off extended periods of time (more than one week) should probably find someone to "cover".    I have also found in this profession that transcriptionists do not trust others as they could try to steal their accounts if they were to take time off leaving the account in someone else's hands literally.  All the more reason to network and find someone trustworthy who will scratch your back and you in turn scratch their back when needed.  Tit for TAT so to speak but at a fair price.

TERRIFIC POST!!.....thanks for taking the time

Many thanks for all the suggestions! Sure appreciate you taking time to answer. nm
Thanks for taking the time. I found 650-623-4000
Thanks for taking the time to respond nicely...sm
and to give me the good info. There are so many sour people on this board who it seems don't care about helping any fellow MTs.
Stayed at Vistana time share resort and it was EXCELLENT 5-6 years ago.
I don't know what kind of prices you are going to get at the height of the season but phone Vistana and see what a weekly rate is. They do have shuttle service and lots of activities within the resort itself. There are lots of time shares that have been built since then so check into time share rental. Vistana had two bedrooms and sleeping room in the living area plus kitchen. Whirlpool bath in master. Tennis, swimming, etc. Great place to stay, highly recommend.

PS: I went in the late summer and price for a week was approximately $700.
Thank you for taking the time to post this good advice. NM
That is an interesting site. Thanks for taking time to post it--nm
Bless your heart for taking the time to answer.
I was thinking macros were something else. I make heavy use of templates/normals, but I didn't realize those were called macros :0)

Shorthand is so fantastic for that. I love the suggestion window, too. I don't think I could type without it now.

Do you use the TCL script program? I need to study up on that.
Who works for a company that requires you to punch a time clock?
opinion question regarding taking substantial time off

I am so burnt out that I am seriously contemplating just taking the summer off.  Does anyone have any opinions on how this would hurt me come fall and job searching.  I have a job at the present time working IC that I absolutely am not enjoying.  I have tried to give it some time but it has been since November and I have not fallen in love with the job yet. 

I am wondering how will look on a resume in the fall to have a 3- or 4-month gap in my resume.  I have 8 years experience and I am sure I would have no trouble getting back in to it, perhaps with a refreshed attitude?  Has anyone done this, and how was the job search afterwards?

Thanks for any advice. 

Keyboard Kelly - Many thanks for taking the time to answer all my questions.

I really do appreciate it. 


and when was the last time you used shorthand?
Things change, skills and techology become obsolete. This isn't the first time a job will become replaced by techology and it certainly won't be the last.

When was the last time you saw a door to door salesman? When was the last time you called a customer service department and got a live person on the phone right off the bat? When was the last time you needed a travel agent that was a person instead of Expedia, Orbitz, or Cheap Tickets.com?

It happens all the time. This isn't the only job in the world. Learn something else or apply at Burger King.
Time to call the authorities and put this person out of business. no mess.
It's always the first thing a computer person asks me...lol! And it works a lot of the time. nm
Congrats, girl, and get your share of any money that you share before he wipes you out. nm
I've only been on it a short time but love it - I use Shorthand, though with it.
Both Shorthand and Intant Text inserts the font being used at the time.
Amen! Amen! Amen. You have helped me this day, by taking out time to write such a post!
May God bless you tremendously.
I work for the person. I know. Very excellent person, personally and business-sense.
It is an INSULT to have QA hovering over seasoned MTs who know what they are doing. She trusts her MTs and again if there are questions there is one person, a trainer, who can answer them via phone, e-mail or instant message or you can send the whole report to them if you choose.
Point was is the person willing to make up for the slack of the person who types 1 job when there is

if that is all they WANT to type.   Is the person who wants to be a supervisor willing to make up for those people?

You have crap supervisors, editors and mts in the business like you have good ones.   Sadly, the really good ones of all of them are few and far between. 

SpeedType and Shorthand are the exact same program. Shorthand is lots cheaper and also has a trial.
{@KEY BkSp}-pack-per-year is for Shorthand. Using the semicolon works with both Shorthand and

;yo = -year-old

;py= -pack-year


Shorthand and SpeedType are exact same program. Shorthand will cost you lots less.
you can import your autocorrect into Shorthand.