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|How does the Quick Type feature work?|
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Quick Type Word Expander
Quick Type is one of the word expander options built-in to the InfraWare Transcription Client (ITC). Once an entry is added to Quick Type the characters will expand automatically when you press the spacebar/return/punctuation keys/hyphen/closing parenthesis/tab. Quick Type shortcuts can end with punctuation marks (e.g., "qt;"). *Note* Putting punctuation marks inside of the shortcut is not supported, however. The ITC will attempt to look at the previous two words when evaluating Quick Type shortcuts. Preference will be given to matching the last word, but if no match is found for the last word, the combination of the last two words will be considered.
Quick Type is an optional feature and can be turned off or on using the checkbox at the top of that screen. The only good reason to turn off the feature is when a third-party word expander is used. Most any "Windows word expanders" will work with the ITC, but it isn't recommended to use Quick Type at the same time as another expander.
The InfraWare Transcription Client (ITC) allows you to customize your Quick-Type preferences for an enhanced, user-friendly, experience. This feature saves you time and keystrokes by filling in words for you based on pre-set parameters.
You can access this feature from both the Main Window, and the ITC Editor window.
From the ITC Editor, this feature can be accessed from the Tools menu ⇒ Options ⇒ User Settings.
From the ITC Main Window this feature can be accessed from the Actions menu ⇒ Settings ⇒ User Settings
There are three ways to add entries:
2) To Retrieve a file from Word in the ITC:
3) To Retrieve a CSV file in the ITC:
Save to file: In addition, you can Save your expander file by clicking on Save to File. Even though ITC user settings are automatically backed up to the InfraWare servers it is recommended that you back up this file. When you back-up the Quick Type word expander list with the ITC it saves a qtb file that can be retrieved (from this screen). It is helpful for both backup/restore as well as sharing functionality.
Export: You can export your expander file to SpeedType (third party software) by following the steps above under Save to file, but in addition to typing a File Name, you will also want also select SpeedType Backup (*.stb) from the dropdown box next to Save as type.
Excel/CSV - If you have a list in some other format that you would like to import to the ITC, simply put that list in Microsoft Excel.
Please Note: If Excel prompts you about formatting concerns, choose to proceed. Your experience may differ depending the version of Excel you are using.
Replace: It is sometimes necessary to modify an existing entry.
Delete: You can delete a single entry or all entries.
Please Note: This process cannot be undone once you have selected the Save option listed at bottom of the screen.
Back Up/Save: At the bottom of the screen notice the Save to IW setting. All user settings are automatically saved on the IW Platform when you click Save. The user settings are stored on the InfraWare Platform, and can be imported when you install the ITC software on a different computer.
The Video Index below will allow you to click on any of the topic links and jump straight to that point in the video, or you can choose to view the entire video which is embedded below the index.
|How do I Add Quick-Type (word expander) Shortcuts in the ITC?
User Settings: Quick-Type tab
|How do I Modify Quick-Type (word expander) Settings?
Modify Quick-type/Word Expander Settings
|How to import and export word expander lists
How to import and export word expander lists into Quick-Type & Quick-Text
|How does the Quick Text feature work?
Quick Text explained
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|Wednesday, April 28, 2021|
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