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Capture reference material from Westlaw and other applications

One of the most powerful features of Quikscribe is that you can highlight (with your mouse) a paragraph, or pages, of text in any Windows application.  By pressing the “Insert” button on the hand control microphone, the passage is copied and inserted as a marker in your audio file.

When your secretary receives the audio file for transcription, all s/he has to do is press a couple keys to paste the passage directly into the transcribed document.

It saves you time from having to read (dictate), and saves your secretary time from having to type it.  The end result is improved productivity, time savings, and cost savings, while maintaining accuracy.

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What are the alternatives or contingencies for dictation if the network is down?

One of the unique advantages of the Quikscribe Digital Dictation and Transcription System is that it is NOT network or server dependant. Therefore if the network is down for some reason, files can still be manually moved around on floppy disks, CDs, or memory cards (similar to how tapes are moved now).  On a standard floppy disk we can store up to 14.5 minutes of audio.

Additionally, while the network is down, no management or historical data will be lost, as each IAF (Intelligent Audio File) has it’s own internal database which keeps track of everything that happens to the file, similar to a black box recorder in a plane.

As soon as the network is back up, all of the management data from each file can be instantly recovered.

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Express Create, Record and Send

To streamline the dictation process for those who record a large number of different dictation files, you may use the Express Create, Record and Send functions built into the Quikscribe Recorder.

This allows you to automatically Create a new file upon opening the Quikscribe Recorder (opting for no data entry of case/patient information), and then start the recording process.  Upon completion, send the file to the recipient (using the option for no data entry of instructions).  The file is sent, a new file is created automatically, and the process may continue indefinitely.

Simply record and send, record and send, etc.

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Using the Quikscribe Tutor for Presentation Development

The Quikscribe Tutor is a modified version of the Quikscribe Recorder. With it, you can easily create professional in-house Computer Based Training and Presentation content.

Traditionally, producing computer based training content required a large investment in time, but now with the Quikscribe Tutor you can now record, capture, edit and create web-ready computer based training content seamlessly behind any Windows-based program.

Once you have captured and created your training or presentation content, you can easily post-edit the audio or image content.

After you’ve put the finishing touches on the content and the timing of the presentation, you can compile and distribute your training content via LAN, WAN, Intranet, Internet, e-mail or CD-ROM.
Easy to learn and use
No programing language is required to create CBT content, which means almost anyone can start developing CBT content in less than 10 minutes.

Record in Overwrite or Insert mode
When recording a narration, you would normally use Overwrite Mode (like a traditional tape recorder) however being digital it is possible to record additional audio anywhere within the file by recording in Insert Mode.

Real-time editing with Undo & Redo abilities
If you ever make a mistake when recording (which we all do) rather than rewind, queue up your position and then re-record over your mistake, you can simply press the Undo button on the Hand Control and re-record your last audio edit.

Capture screen shots in real-time
If you wish to capture a screen shot while creating your C.B.T. Content, simply press the Insert button on the hand control unit (or SpeechMike), which will take a screen shot and insert this image within a marker.

Post-editing of screen shots, audio, and timing
Captured screen shots can be post-edited, whereby circles or arrows can be added to menus or buttons etc. The actual position (timing) of the screen shot can also be changed.

Captured audio can be post edited, by exporting the audio and associated markers into Sound Forge. Once the audio has been edited, it can be imported back into the Quikscribe Tutor.

After you have captured your content (audio and visual), it is possible to change the timing or sequence of your presentation.

Display multiple image formats (BMP, PNG, JPEG & WMF)
All screen shots captured, are initially saved as BMP, but from a distribution perspective BMP’s are very large. Therefore it is suggested that you use the built-in PNG and JPEG compression capabilities, so as to significantly reduce file size. If your presentation requires text, graphs or charts to be displayed, WMF files from Microsoft Power Point can be imported and displayed. Lastly, from presentation perspective, if you require Screen Wipes, there is over 100 transitions to chose from.

Open embedded files
Almost any type of file can be embedded into the CBT content For example, a mail merge tutorial can contain a sample letter and a sample database, with which a student can then use to perform the mail merge tutorial.

Execute URL’s or e-mail addresses
If you wish to create web related C.B.T. tutorials, now you can. Simply insert the URL or e-mail address and when the CBT content is viewed, the corresponding web site will automatically load.

Finished files are Web ready
The Quikscribe Tutor uses multiple compression technologies, as a result is produces very small files. To demonstrate, click here to download and view some sample tutorials.

Works behind almost any Windows program
Since the Quikscribe Tutor uses a hand control device (or SpeechMike) as it’s primary input and control method, it is able to seamlessly record and edit behind almost any other type of Windows program.
– You don’t need special training
– You don’t need to engage an expert to record the presentation
– You just utilize your own subject matter expertise and record the complete multimedia presentation as easily as using a simple tape recorder.

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