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doggone, looks like it's the latest version now

Posted By: tnmt on 2007-12-12
In Reply to: It must be a dss file. the newest version will not work with dss files sm - LMT

I had the same problem, thanks for posting the link. But I downloaded it and it was v.4.15 again! I downloaded Switch and that won't work either.

It's beginning to look a lot like they don't WANT it to work with .dss anymore!

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The latest version sent to me in a link by company is 4.91.309 (must have just come out) sm
I haven't been told anything specific as far as the pedal. All I know is that the new version of InScribe does not support an outside player such as Express Scribe, Gearplayer, etc., and plays directly from the program itself.

From what I can tell, it either will use a regular USB pedal, or it may require a specific pedal just for InScribe that works identical to the "F" keys. I'm just not sure if there is really a difference in the two and was hoping someone would be able to help. The regular USB pedal is cheaper than the specific one I found for InScribe.

Apparently the tech folks at EMDAT are off today, as no one has answered my e-mail regarding this.

The latest version of ES does work with Vista.
GearPlayer 4 plays .sri files. That the latest version, and it is great! nm
If the latest version, post below says regular Infinity pedal will not work and cannot use outside p

MQ does the same doggone thing and they
MQ does the same doggone thing and they KEEP GETTING AWAY WITH IT. I promise - they alter the transcriptionists lines by changing the way it counts. I know this for a fact.
You know what? It's been too doggone long since...

I felt like myself.  I must admit when with friends or family (which is rarely), I feel like my old self again.  I have to get some stuff off my chest and I've been getting such good feedback here that, what the hay, here goes...my name is XXXXX.  I'm originally from XXXXX.  I'm 32 years old and I've been depressed for 12 years.  When I was 19, the most incredible man in my world passed away.  I was very weak while he was sick.  He got sick when I was 9.  He had emphysema and died in front of us for 10 years.  He was the only man that has ever loved me unconditionally.  He used to call me his "Pretty Girl".  He said I had a beautiful singing voice and cried when I sang at my HS graduation.  He said I looked like Valerie Bertinelli on One Day At A Time and I did.  He was my best friend all through my childhood and his presence in my life made me who I was at that time.  He was my Grandpa Bob.  My mom's dad.  He was 68 years old.  

I was in my very first relationship and I was extremely naive.  His name was XXXX.  He was controlling and possessive, but my Grandpa was sick and my own dad hadn't grown up yet.  I didn't know what I was doing.  I married him in a lavish Catholic wedding 3 months after Grandpa passed.  He left me for someone else SIX (6) months later.  I was 20 and divorced.  I felt it necessary to get the marriage annulled by my church.  That proceeding took me 2 years.  I was crippled.  These three events destroyed me.  I know that now.  I was in no shape to even leave the house.  I hallucinated, shook, and broke down all the time.  Ladies and gentleman, I'm no better now.  The real kicker is I have been on a self-destructive roller coaster for 12 years, the last 5 of which I have spent with XXXXX.  Good Golly Miss Molly. What a weight off.  THE FIRST STEP IS ADMITTING YOU HAVE A PROBLEM.  Right?  I have to press "post" now. 

I downloaded Abacus. doggone if sm
I can figure out how to use it! That is what happens when you work for a one company forever and ever. Don't keep up on the other stuff. I did see the counter on Word so I guess I will have to wait and see how they do things.

Some companies don't explain things very well.
doggone - I needed a transCROBE station-nm
Wait a doggone minute here... I would BE MY LIFE...
that "Happy"MomMT is the same nasty poster who roasted me over the coals because I send my TEN and ELEVEN-YEAR-OLD kids to day camp during the summer and said something about them being tired at night, meaning it was a good thing they weren't up watching TV half the night.  The personality is awfully similar.  Sigh.
They're still at version 7 and version 8 is supposed to come out this Fall, which may be compatib

This is why I uploaded the 4.15 version. It's a previous version
Works is a dumbed down version of Word and Excel. You get the full version of Word in the Suite.
The Works Suite is a cheaper way of getting a full version of Word if you don't want or need the other applications in Office.
Our latest cat did that...

Not drink out of the toilet, but about a year ago, she disappeared.  She's inside 100% of the time, so she wasn't hard to find, but she was pulling back the blankets on the bed and hiding under all the covers.  Sure enough, she was sick and had to be put on antibiotics.  I'm sure she would have died if we hadn't taken her to the vet. I also had another cat quite awhile ago that hid whenever he got sick.

I hope your kitty comes home!  My husband said that when he was young, they had a cat that would roam and be gone for long stretches of time, but he always came home.

Actually, we have to keep up with the latest
technology, medical terms, etcetera, as well. We do not just go to school and learn everything at once. Things in medicine change often. Plus there are a million things you will learn throughout your career in this field as you go. It is a constant learning experience for both new and seasoned MTs.

Personally, if money were not an object like you said, I would spend my free time relaxing and enjoying being a new mom. If money is not an object, why find something to give yourself even more work? They are only babies once and will be grown in the blink of an eye...enjoy the time you have.
The latest with Keystrokes

New to this site.  Read something a while ago about Keystrokes not hiring.  Does anyone know anything about them now?  How are they to work for and how do they pay?  Thanks for any information, good, bad or ugly.

Did you see the latest picture of her (sm)

possibly pregnant, reading the junk magazines while going through the grocery store line?

So very, very few good or talented actors these days.  Give me Jerry Lewis or Bill Murray any day.  And actresses?  I can't even list any I like anymore besides Marily Monroe. 

the latest story

another MT friend of mine sent me this email

 My friend's daughter works in a dermatology office.  They are opening a new additional office.  They determined that with the opening of a new office, it was far better to now buy a system for transcribing their own documents and it also allows doctor to input the codes for billing.  So, they no longer need their Transcriptionist or their coder.  Their coder is going to do other duties at the office and their home transciptionist is SOL. 

So-if they had not opened a new office, they would not of put out for the money, but with the new additional office, this system will be taking care of the 2 jobs above for both offices.  Doctor was most definitely considering sending all of this kind of work to India, as he is from India, but when the American office manager found this out, she put a stop to it immediately.  So-that is my horror story for the week that makes me have even more knots in my stomach. 

I'm on their latest upgrade right now..sm..
so it's still buggy. I origiinally bought it in December of 2005. That version was worse than the upgrade I installed Saturday. I won't bother uninstalling and reinstalling after reading your email. Thanks for writing.
I've tried ByteScribe and ExpressScribe and the sound isn't as clear on them, especially when you slow down or fast forward so I'll either stick with StartStop and not use the hot keys or I'll try an external sound card for my laptop with the ByteScribe WavPlayer. I've tried the Turtle Beach Audio and that helped make things louder but it didn't help with the slow down and speed up sound clarity.
Is there anyway you can go back to the original version? If you have the original installtion CD, I would think you could. I don't since I bought it originally in Dec. 2005. Thanks again for writing.
Stedman's does the same thing. With the latest

electronic word books, you can only download 2 times.  I have 2 computers and I download to both, in case something happens I have a backup.  I also tend to have computer issues for some reason and when I try to do a reinstall of the OS it doesn't keep my Stedman's.  Since I can only download twice that makes me not able to use it.   I tried to company all Stedmans to a BUS drive in case I had to restall again, but it won't work and you can't copy from one computer to another, you have to have the original disk.    

I'm not thrilled with it, but I don't think they are doing anything illegal. 

The latest InScribe from Emdat sm
Will work with my USB Infinity pedal as I have just set it up. It will also run with InstanText. QUITE the upgrade from the Emdat I tried to use about 6 or 7 yrs ago I can tell you that. It is MUCH better, user friendly and I think I'll be more productive on it.

The Latest Word...found it!
It's published by Elsevier. To find the link, just Google The Latest Word. It's only a couple of hits down the search results list. I wasn't able to copy the web site address, since it came in as an RSS feed (ignorant about that). But it's at www.elsevier.something.

In some cases, I think religion is just their latest addiction.
Didn't Stephen Baldwin used to have substance abuse issues? Seems like some of these people just trade in the substance for religion and pursue it with the same enthusiasm.
Here's the AAMTs latest treachery. Check out the

http://www.nasscom.org/eventdetails.asp?id=486&head_id=1101   Unbelievable!!  Check toward the bottom of the schedule in time slot 11:00-13:00. 

Oh, like your latest joke wasn't gross
on the Comedy board!

Lately, every week I'm having a techie problem. My latest

is the sound on my computer cuts out for no reason. I just started doing VR this week and the sound disappears. It's not just the program. It's the whole computer. If I reboot, it's back.

I also noticed that, although the work load is heavy, I'm out of work around the same time every day for about an hour or two.  Then I'm okay for the rest of the day.

Please don't tell me it's my computer. I can't afford another one at this time of the year.

Please don't tell me it's my sound card...the computer is only 1-1/2 years old.

I have 512 MB RAM. Do you think this is too little for VR? It never happened when I was doing regular transcribing.

Any ideas?


On this tight budget, I do not have cable. What is the latest on Katrina?
The message boards have disintegrated into name calling and absurdity.  My local stations are not running any news.  What is going on down in New Orleans?  It is 5:41 PST here and I have just read on a message board they are predicting 10,000 deaths?  Surely this is not so
AAMT site is under contruction. Maybe the latest issue will
Follow link to latest AAMT funny

and see what they are up to now.  I think Brenda H. is trying to get the doctors to talk more plainly so the off-shore accounts can understand them better.  HA - HA.

Be sure to look at very bottom of the article.  For more information please check out AAMT.........  What a bunch of garbage.  While the context of the article is true, it is the source of the article that is a fake ...... Good Grief.



Latest Instant Text revision 541 and MS Word

Has anyone noticed Word save and opening of new documents slow down since upgrading to IT Revision 541 or is it just me?  I tried other things, such as clean disc, defrag, ran System File Check for Windows XP, and Registry Cleaner.  These things helped speed up everything on my computer except Word, which would still be very slow to save and open a new document.


I uninstalled IT and reinstalled the older version and now Word is back to normal speed.  Has anyone else experienced a slow down with the revision or is it just me?  I also didnít like how the new version linked with spelling and grammar check window in Word.


It's probably just me.  I'm always having weird problems.  I'm using Word 2002 (XP) by the way.

I told you - more than willing to send you a copy of my latest paystub - nm
Note: Go to COMEDY STOP to hear sis's latest adventure...nm
According to the latest Plexus journal entitled "Planning Your exit" ....
even editing may soon be a thing of the past. I don't have the journal, but I have heard about at least one article making the point that, even though the unedited reports produced by physicians using VR are atrocious, the quality (or lack thereof) is beginning to be acceptable anyway with seemingly no concern about the how the poor quality of these reports might impact patient safety or quality of health care. The article makes the observation that this trend may be the harbinger of the death of our profession, hence the title, "Planning Your Exit." Anyone have the journal and, if so, can you share more of what it has to say?
If it's a retail version you can. If it's an OEM version, you can't.
The Latest Word was a waste. Stedman's might have monthly updates on their site, not sure. nm
Hayseed - What's the latest on the Mira and Aeron chairs? Did you get to try out the Aeron chair

The butterfly type back support?  Can't remember the exact name for it.  Do you think the chairs are worth the money?   Thanks.


What version of IT are you using?

And what application are you using IT with?

You may want to email IT tech support directly.

Kind regards,


What version of IT are you using?

What version of Instant Text V Pro are you using? Do you have your linking options established?

To find out what version you are using, double-click on the blue title-bar in Instant Text and then go to Help and About Instant Text. There you will see the exact version and built date that you are using. If you are using Instant Text V Pro but do not have a built date of October 2005, I would suggest downloading the latest revision from our website so you are using the most up-to-date version.

If you are using a previous version of IT, such as IT 3.0 or IT 3.5, I would recommend upgrading to version V Pro.

Also, please leave a message when you call so we can help you. If you do not get a tech on the phone, it is because we are on the other line helping other IT users. You can always email us directly if you need help as well.

Kind regards,


Maybe my version is too old
My Stedmans Spellchecker the is 2004 so maybe it is too old.  I sent an email to Stedman support and they sent one back stating that they do not guarantee that their  programs will work with Vista.  My electronic Stedman dictionary works though.  Thanks for your help
What version?
Version 4.16
I agree. I also have the newer version (4.16) and it plays dss files just fine for me, too.
the version of CS I use does NOT
use my version of Word. It is it's own separate platform and my autocorrect entries do not work in it. I will either use ShortHand or just copy and paste into my Word.
try this version
There was a similar discussion Friday, and someone provided a link to an older version of ES. I think this link takes you to that message.

Maybe on your version
But on mine, which is Microsoft Word 2002, it is squares, not circles.

Well, gosh... I guess everyone might not have the same thing!
same version
I have the same version.

thanks for the information...We just started using this a few months ago, but it just seems like there is no communication anymore with this job other than what work is avaialble and the mistakes you make...but I'm just going to start asking more questions.  My supervisor told me we are absolutely not allowed to type in Word...I tried it with one account that they said I could, and then she said to stop because it was messing things up.  So, I don't know what's up with that.

Have a good night...and thanks again!

which version? sm
we had Meditech magic and used Instant Text abbreviation expander. How about canned text? I had a lot of full routines in canned text that really helped.
Version 3
version 3.  Thanks for your help.  I type directly into Meditech.
what version?
We were on 4.6 and you entered R and the date and then hit look up, the best I can remember. but we were inhouse and could also go under drafts or signed under order entry if we could not remember the name. Circumstances were probably different for us.
yes, not sure what version you are but sm
Under Tools click on customize, then click on keyboard. Then choose Format under the category window, then in the command window, find Format Bullets and Numbering. Now choose your keyboard command (like CTL X)and make sure you are not already using that for something important! Then put your new command in the press new shortcut key window, then click assign. Hope this helps!
I believe I am using version 7.0.
I know when I started on ASR, I had to call Dictaphone and have them download an upgrade or patch to my current program.
Version 7.5
We have 7.5, and I am fortunate that the function works; alt , changes the case of the next letter to a small letter. Wishing there were a blog board or somewhat to share experiences. I feel lost out here with this system in trying to boost productivity.
Which version of Word are you using?

If you are using Word 2003, I HIGHLY recommend you disable autocorrect and anything that would automatically insert anything based on an expansion system within Word.  There is a known problem (on MS-Word's end) that these 2 programs compete for expansions and Word can lock up, causing you to lose up to your entire report.  I've been in touch with several people trying to resolve this issue but it is on Microsoft's end, not Smartype.  Any prior version of MS-Word does not have this issue.  Just be sure you don't have the same expansions set up for both Word and Smartype.  I loved my ST with Word 2000.  I'm on a platform where I can no longer use ST but I am slowly importing all my entries into a different expansion program.