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Adding Medical Dictionary to Word

 
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Mark
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2003 7:52 pm    Post subject: Adding Medical Dictionary to Word Reply with quote

Hi everyone! I remember seeing someone post at a Tablet PC discussion group somewhere (Maybe Microsoft's public Tablet PC discussion group site?) a question or comment about adding a medical dictionary or vocabulary to Microsoft Word such as Dorland's or Stedman's medical dictionary to Word to improve I suppose spell checking but more importantly possibly increasing handwriting recognition for medical terms. I think I have heard that this is one way the handwriting recognition can be improved.

Any comments whether this is true?

Has any one tried it?

If so does it help?

How do you do it and how much does it cost?

I would appreciate anyone clarifying this for me.

Thanks,

Mark
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2003 2:35 am    Post subject: stedman's Reply with quote

mark,

i was the "poster" on the microsoft.public.windows.tabletpc forum. unfortunately i never wrote cisplatin, amoxicillin and a couple other drugs to test handwriting recognition prior to installing stedman's, but for the price and aggravation of spell-checking, it's probably worth the expense to add the dictionary into word's dictionary. at least you won't have all those annoying spelling errors.

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Mark
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2003 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Ken,

I thought that was you that posted that question. Has it been easier with handwriting recognition since you have added the medical dictionary? Do you have to correct less?

Just curious,

Mark
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2003 3:47 pm    Post subject: dictionary Reply with quote

installation into word is automatic. it will find the appropriate directory for you. would think Dorlands works the same

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2003 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bob,

which version of stedman's?? mine has plenty of chemo, but not sure about the heme. but hey, brittish don't care about the "bloody mess" anyway (or should i say hematology). not sure about the pdr, though, as haven't had a whole lot of time to spend with it. I did notice that there is a stedman's directory in it though. once i play around with it, i'll let you know

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2003 9:32 am    Post subject: Medical Dictionary Reply with quote

Here are a few potentially useful links with respect to integrating a medical dictionary/spell checker into a Word Processor.

http://www.e-medtools.com/medspel.html

http://www.stedmans.com/product.cfm/322/null

http://www.medicalspellchecker.com/

http://www.notypos.com/


If you find it frustrating that the default Microsoft Word dictionary doesn't recognize the medical terms you use every day, there's a simple way to make the spelling checker work for your specific needs. Just customize your Word dictionary so that the default dictionary points to Stedman's Medical Dictionary or another medical terms list that you want to use.

http://office.microsoft.com/assistance/2002/articles/hcdictionary.aspx
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