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VITAL SIGNS: Blood pressure 120/70, pulse 60, respiratory rate 12, temperature 98.
GENERAL: The patient is alert and oriented x3.
HEENT: Pupils are equal, round, and reactive. Extraocular muscles are intact.
NECK: No JVD or lymphadenopathy.
LUNGS: Clear to auscultation.
HEART: Regular rate and rhythm.
ABDOMEN: Soft. Positive bowel sounds. No rebound, guarding, peritoneal signs, or masses.
EXTREMITIES: No clubbing, cyanosis, or edema.
First, open Shorthand and have the tab selected for what dictionary you want as a text file. Then, go to File>Print to File. Give it a name and save it where you want to in the Save in box up top.
Right click on your text file and open with MS Word. Then, follow the below Find and Replace instructions by Sheila. Wherever it is stated to replace paragraph marks, use ^p Also, before converting your text to table, you must of course select all text, then go to Table>Convert>Text to Table. Continue with instructions. Montyna knows it works beautifully and so do I. Thanks, tonks.
To convert Shorthand expansion export document to a table of shorts and longs:
Replace ^pKEYWORD:<space> with %%
Replace ^pDESCRIPTION:<space>^p with $
Replace all paragraph marks with ##
Replace %% with paragraph marks.
Convert text into table using Other and $.
Replace all ## with paragraph marks.
N.B.: If you are using ## or %% for jump locations in your text, then substitute @@ or ^^. You just need to subsitute 3 different distinctive marks for those paragraph returns separating shorts and longs, those separating expander entries, and those separating paragraphs in your canned text. None of the marks you choose should duplicate anything that would be found anywhere in your canned text. Usually there are no dollar signs or double number or percent symbols in medical transcription, but if you think there might be, try | instead, or \¸ ~, or `. You get the idea. For the same reason, you need to use something other than tabs, commas, or paragraph marks as your column separator (delimiter) when you run Convert to Table in Word. Otherwise you will get unwanted column breaks where there are tabs, commas, or paragraph marks in your canned text. Remember that you can only enter a single character into the Word table converter, so you need to find some symbol not used at all in your canned text. If $ doesn't work, | or ` may be your next best bets.
Once the files are converted to tables: Use the Scmerge.exe utility that's in the ShortCut for Windows folder. Go to Start>Programs>ShortCut for Windows>ShortCut Manual and you can get instructions there. Specifically, check Appendix B on Page 7-7.
Levana contributed a macro to do the following:
Print to file conversion
One makes a delimited list in the form short=long from the Print to File document. (You need to paste it into word first.)
The other makes the Print to File document into a table, also after you have pasted it to word.