to Stop Printing
Once a transcript has started printing in Windows, how do you stop
the printing? While a transcript is printing, you will see a printer
icon in the lower right hand side of the screen on the Taskbar,
next to the time of day. Double click on this printer icon and a
window will appear, showing what job(s) you have printing (and/or
scheduled to be printed.) Click once on the name of the job you
wish to stop printing and then press the DELete key.
The above procedure will stop the computer from sending any more
pages to the printer, but your printer may still have many pages
queued up in the printer memory. To stop these pages from printing,
pull out the paper tray to keep any more paper from feeding and
after all of the paper has feed through the printer, turn off the
printer. Don't turn off the printer without first removing the paper
tray, as this may cause paper to be jammed in the printer.
Check Spelling in Edit
Did you ever have one of those transcripts where a multisyllabic
word, such as a medical term, came up over and over again and you
didn't have time to figure out a brief for it and it seems like
you wrote it differently each time? Here are a couple of editing
tips from Dave Hoyman of Real-time
Reporters which may help you speed up editing during a situation
We will make an assumption that the word translated differently
most of the time in Edit so that you can't easily global the word.
If you don't plan on adding the word to your personal dictionary
or to a job dictionary, then change a function key so that when
you come to the word in the transcript, you highlight the text for
the word, press the function key and the highlighted text is deleted
and the correct word inserted in the transcript. To program a function
key, do the following:
First determine which function key you want to use. For this example,
we will use the un-shifted F1 function key. Note that you can only
program the shifted and un-shifted function keys F1 through F10.
To program the function key, press the Alt+F5 function key (Set
Fn Key) or Ctrl+OK. A box will appear asking you which function
key you wish to program. Press the F1 function key (or whatever
function key you wish to program.)
Next you will be asked for a value for the function key. Press the
Word Delete function key or Ctrl+T. Then type in the word (or phrase)
you want inserted into the text followed by a space and press ENTER.
The Program Function key box will disappear.
Now when you are editing and you come to the word, highlight the
various parts of the word and press the F1 function key. The highlighted
text will disappear (from Word Delete) and the correct word (or
phrase) will be inserted into the text.
While editing, use your spell check dictionaries to save time. Suppose
you know how to spell a long medical word, such as "devascularization."
Rather than type the word when you come to an instance of it, highlight
the appropriate text or steno, begin typing the word, e.g., "devas,"
and then press the backslash key (which you have to do anyway to
global or define the word) followed by an M, for medical, and the
word devascularization will pop up. Press ENTER and the word will
be typed out for you. Press ENTER again and it is globalled and/or
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