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Time, Money, and Lives Blog

You Hear a lot About Templates, but How Do You Create Them?

One of the best ways to save time during dictation is to use templates. In my previous blog “You Use Templates Without Knowing - Make it Official,” I discussed how many users may think that they can’t use them due to the variability in their work. I noted that, while that can sometimes be the case, there are still many phrases that users dictate consistently.  When you do find consistency in your dictations we recommend creating a template in your speech recognition solution. Below, you'll find a step by step guide to creating your own templates along with five free examples to get you started.

Topics: Templates Tips and Tricks Pathology Templates

Make Your Rechargeable Batteries Last Longer

We use rechargeable batteries every day. They're in our remotes, power tools, computers, and the headsets used for speech recognition in the gross room. This got me thinking, how can we get the most efficiency out of them? These days, most rechargeable batteries are made with nickel metal hydride (NiMH). NiMH has a self-discharge rate and loss of about 20% of its capacity within the first 24 hours and 10% per month thereafter.

Luckily, there are a few things you can do to make your batteries last as long as possible. Below are some tips that you can use to help prolong the life and provide better care for your NiMH batteries.

Topics: Tips and Tricks Hardware

What's a Mode, and How do You Toggle? A Quick Tip for VoiceOver Users

Have you called Voicebrook support when VoiceOver seems to understand commands, but won’t type what you’re dictating (or vice versa)? If so, then you may have heard a Client Services Specialist mention the phrase “toggling modes” as a method of fixing the problem. However, you may be thinking, “What exactly does 'toggling modes' mean?”