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keyboard shortcut/make letters larger

Posted By: sandy on 2007-06-16
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Somewhere I saw a simple keyboard shortcut that would make the letters in a program appear larger without changing the font size. I have a program I have to access at work and the letters are hard to read, but I'm not allowed to change the size. Does anyone know about this? Thanks!

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Softer touch, clicky, yet larger size keyboard.
Don't know if you'll see this, but you may want to try the "cloned" IBM keyboard by the company I mentioned previously. It is the same size & layout as the IBM, "clicky", and yet there was a subtle difference in the "touch". I felt it "was" a "softer" touch compared to the original IBM. Wish I could offer a better explanation, but it's such an "individual" thing that it's hard to describe. What is comfortable for me may not be for you. I have the one I bought from them years ago boxed up for repair, so I'm just recalling this from memory. Haven't used it in quite a while, but do remember I did get comfortable with it in the interim without my IBM keyboard.

Oh - the memories - I'll never forget the "mag card" & how the part-time worker at night never failed to wipe out the "negatives" I had stored on "certain labeled" cards everytime she worked at my desk :o)

Well - if I do run across another keyboard I think you might be interested in, I'll address it to you as "me" & hope you'll see it.
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has changed from CTRL+P to Shift-CTRL+F12.  What can I do to get it back?

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there's a place called Gold Violin (1-877-648-8400) or www.goldviolin.com that has a set of letters (1-black letters and the other one white) that you can buy for about $10. they're enlarged too which makes it easier as well to see, if you've got that problem. i got a set and just haven't taken the time yet to clean up my keyboard to put them on. i love my cordless Logitech keyboard and mouse as well. i like the touch on my keyboard as well so don't want to buy another one just because the keys wore off, so this fit the bill for me.
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I end up replacing the stupid keyboard at least yearly because after the letters are worn off, I find I wear grooves into the keys.  This is ridiculous.


Thanks in advance!

How to replace letters on keyboard
I have the same problem.  I have worn 11 of mine off and my keyboard is new too.  I am going to try that keyboard sticker idea.  Anything is worth a try.   My husband and son also use my keyboard from time to time and they fuss about those missing keys.  Thanks for the idea. I will try.  I do not use any lotion on my hands when I type.  They just do not make them like they used to.
DUH ... yes of course I do ... however, since my daughter uses this keyboard also I want letters! :(
Doesn't your keyboard have the numbers just above the letters--sm
on you keyboard. I thought all of them did. I use those in preference to the numbers on the right. they do the same thing.
I actually wore a hole in some of my keyboard letters... nm
Keyboard shortcut for spellcheck is F7 for full doc, Alt + F7 for individual words.
Check out the link below for a list of Word's shortcuts. You're assigning shortcuts that are already in there. :)
Get samples of the doc's work, if you can, and make each doc's op into a shortcut/abbrvn. The
Yes, write some letters to the Dell people....if you make some noise you will get your refund.
and mail/fax whatever-- get their attention....don't be outright nasty but you can get pissy a little. It will work and you will get your money back.
keyboard, would make me believe it is just a typo.
Do you like the larger font?
Yes like the larger font. Thanks.
Probably why the larger Nationals have their own
not MQ, not SS, but see, most larger companies are ALL doing this...
everyone is trying to cut costs...

my question is, when the hospitals cut back on staffing (for example, the entire transcriptions departments, most all ancillary departments, nursing, etc.), the salaries/pay for all these Jobst, where did all that money go?

all I hear is how 'broke' supposedly hospitals are etc etc, but with all these cut-backs, all throughout the country, even in government, WHERE is all the MONEY?

why are we now to want all the savings to go to the heads of these corporations (hospitals are now businesses as well). they do not want to share the earnings anymore with employees, and we are supposed to like it?

benefits no longer have to be supplied by employers, etc, and every chance they get they are now making them contingent with hours worked or production...

well, where is all the money from all the savings?

it does not go to the patients (in the case of hospitals) because they do not even get to have nurses anymore, and are pushed out of the hospital immediately before they are even well.

it does not go to the employees, it does not go to the community, because none of taxes seem to go toward community programs much anymore...

where is the money?

why are we made to feel 'bad' about wanting more in our paychecks?

just not getting it here...I am worth every penny I get, and more, and deserve to have benefits and everything I used to have. rather, I am making less than I did 10 years ago in this business, plus less benefits...

sorry to go on about this...for those who are making tons of money right now, you obviously do not have to worry, but I am old-school, I guess. too much has been taken away from when I started...
10 is smaller not larger than 12, so it would be more than 65 cpl- nm
I think mainly the larger companies have

incentive plans, or the companies that have an unfriendly system so that it is hard to get lines, or horrible dictators so that MTs do the minimum and no more.  From what I have seen of the incentives there are a lot of strings attached and a lot of times the company finds a way to get around them, others make the line counts so high that is is near impossible to get the incentives without working 16 hours a day.  My company offers incentives if they get in a bind and get too far out of TAT.  They pay a 20% for any lines over your normal line count, so that anyone is able to reach the incentive level, just how much depends on how much they are willing to work extra.  I am an employee, but the ICs are offered the same incentives.  I have worked for other companies that did not offer an incentive until they got in a bind. 

I think some companies try to confuse you with an incentive, so that you think you could make more than 7 cpl, but then the incentives aren't that easy to make and you'd have been better offer spending the extra time living instead of working. 

Yes, a larger font would be more comfortable. Thx! nm
Yes I like it larger..helps my old eyes! nm
Can't please everyone although we try. The majority like the larger font.

larger text in Word - start by
to preview and select what suits you best. Toolbar should be showing at top of screen, pull down where is says what font type is in there. Otherwise, you can to either go to Tools to select the "formatting" toolbar, or go to View, then Font. Since my old eyes are going, I also choose the option to increase my page view to 150% (also on the toolbar at the top of your screen displaying some kind of number) by dropping down the menu (use the arrow next to it) and select the % that suits you best. Hope this helps.
Making text larger in Word
Ctrl+A to select all text, choose font size from format menu. Also make sure view is at 100%.
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EMRs already in place and working well in larger institutions
The midsize MTSO I edit for uses an internet-based transcription system. Our programmers re-wrote some of our proprietary software so we could interface with one of our clients' (university hospital) EMR system. What it amounts to for us is that the dictator now dictates only the objective portion of the procedure/op note or followup note. The demographics, history, etc., are already in the record. In other words, what used to be a 150-line job is now less than 50.
I connect a larger screen - having two desktops is nice. sm
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Of course, the greatest thing you can do is take your job on impromptu vacations and not have to worry about approval from the boss.
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...sometimes one day, sometimes 2, 3, or more days, depending upon how much depth they go into. You should get account specifics for your account(s), as well as their expectations as to style, procedures, etc.

Of course, the depth and quality of the training can vary, both with the company and with the trainer (and, to some extent, can be determined by the others in your training sessions and how much instruction they need).

If starting with a smaller MTSO, I have no idea what to expect; but, with a larger company/national, there's usually a couple of days plus a period in which you're on 100% QA so they can monitor your output and let you know what you may be doing that needs changing, etc.
I don't work for one of the larger nationals, but a good-sized national and

in 5 years the hospital system has been down twice and my company wasn't able to pull work and the company's system was down once for a hurricane and once the power was out for part of a day.   I never went a full day without work.

I think maybe some of the nationals are poorly managed and they use "server down" as an excuse for no work.  For a company that depends on their servers for their livelihood I don't believe they actually have the much down time.  I don't think most companies pay for downtime. 


Most larger drug stores carry a selection of OTC braces and will order others, too. nm
How soft is the touch, is it a muffled sound (microsoft used to make a very soft touch keyboard.
You can't buy it anymore and I hate the clacky ones. I think a really soft one sounds muffled when you hit the key. Thanks
I use a MSFT Natural keyboard at home and the laptop keyboard on the road. nm

favorite keyboard over the holidays is called "no keyboard"
If you use a standard keyboard you can buy an old IBM model M keyboard on ebay or clickykeyboards.co

That key printing never wear down because the letters are part of the key itself.  They just don't make them that way anymore because it is too expensive to make.  Some of the mechanical keyboards like Cherry have what they double shot key imprinting and the letters are part of the key itself and don't wear off. That IBM keyboard is very noisy from the type of keyswitch it has so you may not like that.  Logitech and Belkin make some membrane switch keyboards that are supposed to have longer lasting key imprints.  I have a logitech that has the longer lasting key imprints and it is pretty good.  You have to look on the specs to find out if has the longer lasting key printing.

I have experimented so much with keyboards and have done a lot of research.  Way too much info.  


I use a laptop with a full-size keyboard (no separate keyboard)
I'm using a lap desk but previously was using a pillow with a book on it under the laptop. No additional keyboard though, I bought one with a full-sized board with regular size keys (an HP) which I LOVE and it took no time at all to get used to it. I also love that when the weather improves, I can take my computer outside and get some fresh air! What a great job... :)
Keyboard and mouse. Is there such a thing as a keyboard that has a mouse on the actual keyboard?

I use shortcut
but this has happened to me with it and I was told to always make sure you open your expansion program behind the document you are working in.

What are "Shortcuts" and "Windows" expanders?  I don't like the Expander I have and I can't use the one I bought about five years ago.

No shortcut!
Notice all these products say somewhere in fine print (even on commercials) something like "works best with a sensible diet and exercise." Proper diet and exercise the ONLY answer to losing weight.
Another ? Has anyone used PRD and ShortCut?

I'm having to switch Expanders too and have used PRD.  While researching it seems that ShortCut is very similar to PRD.   Does anyone know if you can import Expander word list from Dos to Windows?

I use every shortcut I can
That is the way to make money
I think these only work if the software has it written into it.

Try Control plus "+" to enlarge and Control plus "-" to decrease the viewing size of the characters.

Otherwise, you could go into your software's "view" option and see if there is a shortcut there.
Here's a shortcut for you.
Using the information given to you below on how to write the formula, you can copy the formula(s) to a many rows below by doing the following:
Left mouse click in the first cell that contains the formula to be copied. Hold down that mouse button to highlight the cell(s) containing the formula(a) you want to copy and all the cells by dragging the mouse across them (still holding down that mouse button). When you get to the last cell you want to highlight, let go of the mouse button and hit Ctrl+D. This will copy the formula(s) into their respective columns, changing all cell references accordingly.
(Please post if you don't understand this and I'll try to re-explain.)
Here's another shortcut
If you have to have multiple apps open at once: i made a macro and assigned to an F key - so to switch back and forth I only have to hit one key.

Also did the same with block and copy - one stroke on an F key.
LOVE ShortCut and have used it for years with success on virtually every platform I have ever used