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Working in Word, and suddenly my screen splits into two pages, and I can't reverse it. HELP!

Posted By: Frustrated on 2005-07-27
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Does anyone know what I've done and what I can do to get it back to just one window? It is Word 2003 on a XP platform, if that helps any. Thanks.

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To make a comparison with line rate, open a couple of your documents up, check the character count with spaces and the word count. Do the math for both, using a low number like $0.08/line. I think you'll see that you are not being paid well and hope you will either ask for that raise or find a better paying job. With 5 years experience, you should be making at least $0.08/line.

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I have mine set, so I don't miss anything, including commas, sentence structure, etc.

If you are not working in Word, than just try to adjust your ear and slow down just a tad. If you proof while transcribing, you will probably catch the small things.

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Did what you did, but in reverse..
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Will soon be working in Word for the first time sm

and I was going to use Shortcut, but do I need to?  Would the auto-correct feature of Word work just the same, or is there an advantage to using Shortcut?  I am an old PRD+ user, and am now using Bayscribe, which uses an Expander similar to PRD, so now am having to evaluate options.

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