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Remote linking methods

Last Updated: Aug 19, 2016 04:32PM MST

Setting up Remote Services using TypeWell Web Linking

The simplest way to do remote linking is to use the Web Linking feature (TypeWell Premium V6 and higher). The transcript is sent from the transcriber's computer to the TypeWell Web server. Readers then view the live transcript using any standard Web browser. This has the advantage that the reader doesn't need to install special software, as any Web browser will suffice.

QR code​​Click here to view a demo of Web Linking in your browser, or scan the QR code to launch the demo on your smartphone or mobile device.

Web Linking provides an excellent reader experience, with the ability to display the transcript on devices such as iPads and smartphones. Readers can adjust the font, take notes, and send a message to the transcriber.  

TypeWell's Web Linking supports font formatting and special symbols and characters when the transcriber uses math mode. 

Setting up Remote Services using Skype Linking

Another way to do remote linking is to install a copy of TypeWell Premium Reader on the reader's computer, and then use Skype Linking to connect the transcriber to the reader. This also provides a good reader experience, by supporting the full set of TypeWell features including font formatting and math symbols.

NOTE:  Due to Skype's decision to remove its Desktop API after the end of 2013, we cannot guarantee that this method of linking will continue to work in TypeWell. See our blog post for more information. As of May 2015, it still seems to be working just fine!

Setting up Remote Services using a Simple Serial Connection (e.g. StreamText)

StreamText is a third-party streaming text service, similar to TypeWell's Web Linking. The text is sent from the TypeWell Transcriber program to the StreamText web server. Readers view the live transcript in a StreamText-provided webpage.

As with Web Linking, no special software is required on the reader's device; any Web browser will suffice. However, the transcriber's computer must install a special "StreamText Connector" program, available from the StreamText website.  

NOTE: To use this linking method, you must have an account with StreamText and pay by the minute for this service; these extra third-party charges are billed to the StreamText account administrator.

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