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Tutorial 2: Basic OperationBefore continuing, please look at the screen shot below and locate the positions of all the interface controls.
For more information on setting up your foot pedal control and options please click here
Step 1 of 6: Loading an Audio File
Express Scribe displays recordings that are similar to tapes. Each recording is listed with details of who created the file, when it was created, the length of the recording, notes, and the current location.
There are three options to load audio files into your Express Scribe program.
Step 2 of 6: Playing a Recording
To play a recording, do one of the following:
Try playing a recording now. Use your mouse to highlight the "Welcome" recording and press the play button. If you cannot hear anything then open Options, go to the Playback tab and check that the correct sound card is selected and increase the volume. If you still cannot hear anything then ask your local computer technician to check the sound card on your computer.
Step 3 of 6: Moving Back and Forward within the recordingKeyboard and Hot Key Control
Rewind now by pressing and holding down F7.
Step 4 of 6: Resizing the Window
Express Scribe allows various different view of the application.
Step 5 of 6: Typing the Recording
Select the recording you wish to type out, and press the play button. If the typing pad is not visible then select the "View" menu at the top of your screen, and left click "Show Typing Pad". Click the left mouse button in the typing pad to begin.
You can also type using any Windows word processor including Microsoft Word, Corel Wordperfect, Lotus Wordpro and others while Express Scribe runs in the background.
If you use a word processor, you should use system-wide hot keys so that Express Scribe can be controlled while it is in the background. Alternatively, you can use a footpedal control.
Step 6 of 6: Dispatch Typing
When you have completed the typing for a file, you can either Dispatch the typing by email to the person who dictated the file or you can simply mark the file as Done.
To Dispatch a file by email either:
To remove the file from the current files list (without reply by email to the sender) either:
If you need to recover the file to amend it either:
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