The MT's Guide to MS Word 3rd Edition

MTWerks and Stedman’s have teamed up to bring you the absolute best reference for medical transcriptionists using MS Word!  Based on extensive feedback from MT's, The Guide includes more of what you need to maximize productivity and accuracy.




About The Guide

The Medical Transcriptionist's Guide to MS Word was written just for you—a medical transcriptionist—with your needs in mind. The manual is a step-by-step approach to applying Word to your daily routine with sample formats, specific examples, and plain-English instructions. Over 70 full-color screen shots and color-coded instructions make the book easy to read, easy to use. The book focuses on keyboarding skills, shortcuts, templates and macros to help you produce more lines in less time.  This edition covers Word 97, 2000 and 2002 (XP).  Although Word 2003 is not specifically mentioned, the tools and methods are still very applicable to Word 2003. 

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The Third Edition includes:

  • FREE CD-ROM with over 2 hours of audiovisual tutorials including a “tour” of Windows & Word, and demonstrations of techniques covered in the book
  • Tear-away quick reference card with helpful shortcut keys in Windows and Word
  • Extensive explanations and troubleshooting information on formatting, numbered lists, SOAP formats and other common formats used in transcription, as well as headers and footers.
  • A plain-English glossary of Windows terms, shortcuts, file management techniques, and over 100 shortcut keys so your hands stay on the keyboard, not the mouse!
  • Sample projects and ideas for using AutoText, AutoCorrect and Macros.
  • Extensive keyword index and FAQ index.
"I have been a transcriptionist for 15 years. I have had this book for only 4 days and it has paid for itself already. This is a must have, especially if you are planning on going home to work. Unbelievable. Worth every penny."  - 8/18/2005

With concise, easy-to-follow directions, you will….

  • Take control of numbered lists
  • Format indents, hanging indents, and right-aligned dates with a single shortcut key
  • Create macros for editing, creating and saving documents with a single shortcut key
  • Learn how to capitalize sentences following a sentence ending in a digit
  • Create your own shortcut keys
  • Reduce keystrokes with shortcuts and macros
  • Change settings and options to better suit your needs
  • Avoid common frustrations and time-consuming problems
  • Learn how to back up, share or move macros, shortcuts and templates to a new PC

...and much more!

There are lots of books about using Word. Why should I buy this one?

Because this book addresses the unique needs of a transcriptionist.  With specific examples, easy-to-follow directions, troubleshooting advice, FAQ index, and MTips, you will find your answers quickly and easily. Have you ever wondered...

  • How to move your AutoCorrect entries to the new PC?

  • Why inserting an AutoCorrect entry inserted a hard return?

  • If you can print your AutoCorrect list?

  • Why the font keeps reverting back to Times New Roman? 

  • How to disable automatic features?

  • How to reveal codes?

  • How to automatically format terms like H20 and mg/mm2?

Is this a book for beginners?

The book was not written to address any particular skill level. The basics as well as advanced features are included. It is designed to show you how to apply Word to your daily routine. Match the ideas and suggestions to your own skill level. Those new to Word will find the specific help they need, and veterans are sure to find new and clever ideas.

Order your copy today and make Microsoft Word work for you!

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