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Hello all. Newb on the loose here.

I just purchased my first Mac (PB) and I am loving it.

This is my situation. I am a medical transcriber and I have to use my employer-supplied computer to do my work (PC)...boo hoo. On the up side, they have provided us a great program for shortcuts called Shorthand for Windows and I absolutely love it. It works in all programs and I want something like this for my PB.

I have been reading about Spell Catcher for Mac, but I am not sure if this is what I really need. I would prefer to have a program that is simply a shorthand type of program (no real need for the spell check stuff). I am just really used to typing in an abbreviated style.

Anyway, anyone know of such a program for Mac? Anyone used Spell Catcher that might provide some insight into that program?

Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Kimberly

I actually e-mailed the folks at Shorthand for Windows and they recommended TypeIt4Me. I downloaded it and it is working great. I punched in my list of abbreviations that start with "a" already and so far so good. I just wish I could export the ones I have from my PC. Oh well, at least I don't have as many to input...don't need the medical abbreviations in my Mac.

I wish I could make a keyboard shortcut or sidetrack tap to open up "Edit Entries" for that program. I have not been able to figure that out yet. If anyone has any ideas about that, once again, it would be much appreciated.

Anyway, if anyone is looking for a fast shorthand program, TypeIt4Me is pretty good. I will update if/when I find any glitches.
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My understanding is that SpellCatcher's shorthand feature is user-defned; that is, you'll have to create your own listing of shorthand->longhand conversions before you can use it. Once you do this, it will automatically expand text in any application.

It does have a "medical" spell-checking dictionary for longhand.
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Actually my favorite is CopyPaste with yType by Script Software
http://www.scriptsoftware.com/copypaste/

It does everything you are wanting it to do, although they do not have a medical dictionary yet, you can easily make one.
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Can you change the trigger to expand or is it always double space bar? I just need to be able to type the way I normally do and let the program do the work. I don't want to change my style of typing because I am so used to doing it the way I am now and it could get really confusing to change.

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Actually my favorite is CopyPaste with yType by Script Software
http://www.scriptsoftware.com/copypaste/

It does everything you are wanting it to do, although they do not have a medical dictionary yet, you can easily make one.
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Hmm.. Ill have to check with the owner of the company and see if it does that, or if iKey does that..
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