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is it bad to type in the dark??

Posted By: ALMT on 2008-02-26
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I like the light on but hubby always walks into the room at night and turns the light off (you can tell who pays the electric bill).  I just wondered, is it better on your eyes to type with the light on or off?

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dark shadows
I used to watch it with my mom all the time too - too funny ! I can still see that guy's face with his fangs !
EST here...NC...dark and it just got done storming, which
this time of year is normal around here. Seems we have a pretty big thunder boomer every day...sometimes two or three times a day. Lightning so bright the street lights go out...
Docs are kept in the dark
When I told my Doc I was leaving the hospital he asked why and I told him. I also informed him of what was really happening with the transcription department and he had no idea at all. All of the Docs are up in arms about the work, but were not told that for awhile it was going offshore, and that we had a lousy supervisor who could care less, but sure covered her rear to her supervisor to make sure she looked good and left us to hang ourselves. She would not support us, but just screamed at us over nothing. My Doc was set straight, and I told him they need to be aware of what was going on and offer help.
Shot in the dark
here, and I know if you knew the answer to this you would have already done it. I sense your frustration, I understand what you are saying. Can you go in to the program files and totally delete the file that stores the tmp files? Maybe if it didn't have anywhere to put them it couldn't store them? Sorry, I'm no programer, but that was the first thing that came to mind.
I'm in the dark right now! I feel like my
typing speed is just a little faster when it's like this. The whole house is dark, everyone is in bed asleep (except the 2 cats). Now on Saturday mornings when I pull a very early morning shift, it's lights on and wake me up!!! LOL
I had a G. Shepherd who was afraid of the dark....
the minute the lights went out, she would bark continuously until the lights went back on. I put a night light in a socket where she slept and that ended the problem.
Love it! It gets dark in Maine in Dec. by 4 p.m.

I hate standard time though.  They can leave it as it is now and eliminate going back to standard time in the fall as far as I'm concerned.  The clocks always go back right before Halloween too so the little ghosts and goblins have to trick or treat in the dark.

It does mess things up a bit changing over though.  Last night my kids were all hungry and I said, "Oh for goodness sakes it's only . . . .. ALMOST SEVEN??"

Oops. . . . "hello, Dominos?"  :)

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I really miss Dark Shadows sm
Watched it as a kid all the time with my mother.
Me, too, but it's the dark chocolate. I get up and do something else, have a few bites, and then
I know I'm living in the dark ages, but
what is orchiette? (If you don't mind my asking.)
I'll take anything that's dark chocolate, thanks! :) nm
Talk about the dark ages
I worked as inhouse Transcriptionist from 1973 to 2002 and never, ever had to perform the duties you speak of. I did transcription and that was it. And talking about it being so stressless at home, there are posts here time and time again about people being bothered by the phone, door, neighbors and the children and being unable to work so can work both ways except I never did the first.
I think we were all kidding! Sarcasm - dark humor...
I agree with the suggestion of dark chocolate.
Also, I keep a bag of Hershey's kisses hidden. Whenever I need a boost, I just let one melt in my mouth. I can't eat an entire candy bar or bag of M&Ms. Too much sugar!
Hershey's Special Dark syrup on top of
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I miss Providence and Dark Angel...lol
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So you have also noticed the light and dark shades in text. I wasnt aware that it was like this when
I bought it. Is there anything to make this better at all. I just bought this whole computer system with LCD screen and I guess I will call them and see what can be done or just get used to it. I like it but not so much having the text look like that. Have you spoken to anyone about yours.
Mine was from my high school test, back in the dark ages.

don't type double spaces. Type single. Then no one will be cheated.
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That is, type the code above before and after what you want bolded in the text-to-type box. nm
We have a cocker spanial who is afraid of storms and afraid of the dark! He is up every night severa
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No, you don't type directly into ES. You type in Word -
or whatever their platform is, just like you did with your tapes.

Then you do your line count in Word or the platform.
You should type them. I usually type them in parentheses following the diagnosis.
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Shorthand users: Is there a way to type a word, use a slash and then type another word..sm

immediately following the slash and have it expand.  For example if I needed to transcribe mass/sebaceous cyst, is there a way to use my expanded sebaceous cyst without having to back space after I type the slash mark?  TIA

Right above where you type (SM)

There is a "T" with a colored block.  You can highlight the text you want to color, click on that block, and then click on the color you want to make it. :)

I hope your kitty will be around for more years to come.  I know 19 is very old for a kitty.  :(  It's hard to think about losing one of our "babies."

Take care,


TV on while you type?
Do you keep the television on while you type?  I think I would get alot more done if I would stop watching TV and stop surfing the web!
If you don't know what type you have,

you probably don't have an FTP server.  You would have to know that to set it up and configure it. 

FTP stands for file transfer protocol, which just means that it's a way to upload and download files from a server using the Internet.  If you'd like free FTP software for a potential job, you can download CoreFTP for free from Download.com at the following link.


how would you type this?

How would you type "section 8 housing"?  Would it be Section 8 housing, Section -8 housing, Section-8 Housing or Section 8 Housing?


Tabatha in Charleston, SC

you type what?
Ummmmmmm, okay! LOL!
you never type don't or can't but only do not and cannot etc...lol

If all you have to do is type....
and they do all the rest (if you are subcontracting through a service), after the 25% take, they are paying you 9.75 cents per line and that is better than most national companies. Plus, hopefully, you do not have to learn 100 or more dictators! If this is the case, go for it!
Does anyone have any info on USA TYPE?  Thanks
Has anyone heard back from USA type after they have tested for them?  thanks
usa type
I think she must have gotten a big response to the job post and hopefully is just sorting things out.
usa type
How long after you took the test were you called?
usa type
that's interesting . . . sheri told me herself last January that she was selling her medtrans business and wouldn't be hiring any more. . . . .
type it
it doesnt matter if it is someone you know. you still have a job to do while adhering to patient confidentiality.
we have to type it out now? aw man
Just my type ....
Believe me, he'd approach me in a bar .... Just like the late 60's fella with the hot pink sport jacket, rug on his head, and POLYESTER black slacks .... and this was not THAT long ago!! LOLOLOL
type OP.
Type what they say
I was taught to fix them a little bit if needed.  Of course, I work in a teaching hospital and you can do that.  With the foreign docs, they don't make any sense sometimes and get words wrong.  We can fix them, but if they are hard dictators, we just type what they say and let them worry about it.  I have been thanked for doing this for 19 years. 
Is it Type 2 or Type II?
I have been typing Type 2 because I thought it changed but just got corrected. 
Type 2
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Type 2
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