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Productivity Talk is being closed to new registration and new posts and these topics will be integrated at MT Desk. Please see this post in the Announcements

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We will occasionally make an announcement here.

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PT Extra

Can't find a forum that fits? Are you sure?? Then post it here!

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Introduce Yourself

Member introductions

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Workplace productivity

Talk about how to be productive in your workplace, whether at home or in the office. Browser blockers? Power hours? What works for you?

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Using a Gaming Programmable... - last post by julie_w8

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Systems for Word/Phrase Shortcuts

Here's where we'll discuss the "systems" that work best
for us, regardless of expander. Post yours, ask others about theirs, etc!

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New to Emdat Inscribe - last post by bartelsmedia

Instant Text

  1. Instant Text Commands,
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General discussion, tips and tricks for using Instant Text.

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productivity help - last post by Bunny

PC Shorthand

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General discussions, tips and tricks for PC Shorthand (aka Speedtype)

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From Google docs to Shorthand - last post by Adele_Tx


Forum for discussing the Shortkeys text expansion/speed typing program.

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Introduction to Shortkeys - last post by JulieW8

Smartype for Word (Windows)

Post your questions, tips, and how-to's on Smartype for Word here.

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The new Smartype works in a... - last post by Bunny

Abbreviations by Specialty

Specify Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Cardiac, etc.
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Surgical Abbreviations

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English words and phrases

These should never be neglected! Please contribute your own!
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Interested in AutoHotKey? Post your AHK scripts, questions, and comments here.

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Those interested in the ActiveWords program, please post here. We'll help each other learn the software!

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Open your work programs in... - last post by JCTSMOM

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Microsoft Word

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Forum for MS Word queries and tip-sharing. Non-MT Word devotees also welcome. Post macro questions in the separate forum for same.

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Microsoft Excel

This forum is for Excel questions, features, tips, etc.

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Information, tips and techniques for using the Windows operating system. XP, 7 and ultimately 8. CURRENT WINDOWS OS ONLY.

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Share your knowledge and tips about ChartScript

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ChartScript and QA - last post by 123456

InScribe Transcription Platform

Share your knowledge and tips about InScribe

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WP for Windows Macros

Post WordPerfect for Windows macro questions, comments, or code in this forum. WP51 posts welcome, as well!

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Any Macro for google search??? - last post by sameer

WordPerfect (Windows)

General discussion, tips and tricks to increase productivity with Corel WordPerfect (Windows version)

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General information, questions, and MT tips for using the "other" office suite.

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Tips N Tricks

Archives from the old Tips N Tricks forum

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Mike DeTuri's Linux Forum

This forum is being archived. Future revival will depend on interest expressed by the community and a Linux expert to moderate and answer questions.

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GnuT - MT Community Reference Project

This forum is being archived for now. The information in the forum will be consolidated and made available in a more user-friendly format (links to the material will be included).

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