The Magic Slash Key
AdvanScribe's shorthand codes all begin with the slash key ( / ) or the less-than/greater-than ( < > ) keys. This is the signal to the system that the next letters, or codes, are shorthand for a word or phrase to be expanded.
For example, normally if you type "ASAP" in all uppercase, you will see "ASAP" in uppercase on the screen. If you type "asap" in lowercase, you will see "asap" in lowercase on the screen. If you type "Asap" with initial caps, you will see "Asap" in initial caps on the screen.
There are times when you might want to type an acronym and not expand it, other times when you might want to expand an acronym to the "as soon as possible" phrase.
With AdvanScribe, how you type the shorthand code tells the system what you want to do:
If you type "/asap" in lowercase, preceded by a slash, you will see "as soon as possible" on the screen.
If you type "/ASAP" in all caps, preceded by a slash, you will see "AS SOON AS POSSIBLE" on the screen.
If you type "/Asap" in initial caps, preceded by a slash, you will see "As soon as possible" on the screen.
Like magic! Your typing experience will be transformed!
AdvanScribe is NOT an abbreviation expander, where you begin typing a word and choices appear on the screen and then you have to make a selection.
AdvanScribe is faster and more direct and gives you immediate control over what you're typing.