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Software Features

  • Check for Software Updates

    This article applies to TypeWell V7 and higher. (If you're using Version 6, contact us for help.) To check whether you have the latest revision of your TypeWell software, you need to be connected to the Internet. (You do not need to be signed in to your online account or the software itself.) O...
  • Export or import your Personal Abbreviation List (PAL)

    The following instructions apply to TypeWell Transcriber and TypeWell Everywhere (Version 7 and higher). If you're using Version 6 or earlier, please contact us for help locating your PAL file. To export a PAL Open the PAL window by pressing Ctrl+A or by going to the Classic/Turbo menu and sele...
  • Internal Linking (Premium feature)

    Link to any computer or mobile device that's physically near the transcriber. Internal Linking is similar to Web Linking in that it uses the built-in Web browser on the reader's device. The reader doesn't need to install any special software. Unlike Web Linking, Internal Linking works even with...
  • Math/Science Tutorial

    In this article: What is the Math/Science Tutorial? Will the Tutorial prepare me for transcribing math and science classes? How do I access the Math/Science Tutorial? What will I learn in the Math/Science Tutorial? Where can I get more practice? What is the Math/Science Tutorial? The tutorial i...
  • MultiPAL

    Experienced transcribers wanted greater flexibility to customize their Personal Abbreviation List based on class, subject, student, campus, etc. So, we developed these powerful MultiPAL features (introduced in V7) for the TypeWell Transcriber software. Customizable Dictionary Use the same abbre...
  • Turbo - Advanced Abbreviation Mode

    TypeWell's Turbo abbreviations are designed for experienced transcribers who have already mastered the Classic abbreviation system and who have excellent chunking skills. Turbo 1 Turbo 1 adds new long-word abbreviation rules to allow much shorter abbreviations: 4 keystrokes for abbreviation, 5 ...
  • TypeWell Transcriber

    The TypeWell system offers some of the most advanced software features for transcribing speech into text using a standard Windows laptop. 4-million-word dictionary comes standard with every Transcriber license. Intuitive abbreviation system is straightforward and easy to learn. Advanced abbrevia...
  • Web Linking (Premium feature)

    Web Linking works over the Internet, allowing the real-time TypeWell transcript to be viewed on almost any type of reader device, including smartphones, iPads, and other Web-enabled devices. With Web Linking or Internal Linking, no special software is needed for the reader's device. All the ...
  • What's new in TypeWell Transcriber Version 8

    Here's what's new in V8 Transcriber: The English dictionary has increased from 1/2 million words to over 4 million words!  These include a lot of newly-coined science and technology terms, which real-time transcribers are likely to encounter in the academic setting. Option to prioritize more "co...
  • Why does my Transcriber software show a login prompt?

    In 2017, we added a prompt where transcribers can enter their TypeWell account credentials to log into the TypeWell Transcriber desktop application. You'll see this login screen when you start up the application. Benefits of logging in: More efficient technical support: Bugs or issues can b...