Using Express Scribe with JAWS


dan Kerstetter <dhk55@...>
 

I'm trying to use Express Scribe, which is transcription software, with
JAWS. The volume controls in Express Scribe will not operate separately
from my speech output.



Short of buying another sound card, reassigning JAWS to it and trying to
have dictation going in one ear and computer speech into my other ear, is
there a way to separate the JAWS volume from the dictation volume?



Dan



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Brian Varner <bvarner05@...>
 

I do transcription work too and used to run into that problem. I
don't know what to tell you, but it sounds like a bug with your
transcription player. I currently don't have a way to adjust the
volume levels of the dictation software player independently of the
volume of JAWS on the system. I do have a separate equalizer with ear
buds that are "noise reducing" and the sound quality is a little
better, but it's painful when the volume level of the dictation is so
low that the only way to hear what's being said is to turn up the
volume on the system, which makes JAWS yell at me. I transcribe with
the typing echo off, but have to adjust the volume to proofread my
work. Different players have different controls. Hopefully, someone
with more expertise can help us both out.

On 7/12/13, dan Kerstetter <dhk55@comcast.net> wrote:
I'm trying to use Express Scribe, which is transcription software, with
JAWS. The volume controls in Express Scribe will not operate separately
from my speech output.



Short of buying another sound card, reassigning JAWS to it and trying to
have dictation going in one ear and computer speech into my other ear, is
there a way to separate the JAWS volume from the dictation volume?



Dan



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dan Kerstetter <dhk55@...>
 

That's not the half of it. Express Scribe is the software this particular
company wants me to use just for a sample transcription because it's free.
If they would hire me, I need to buy Start Stop power play which is another
kettle of fish altogether.

Dan

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Sent: Friday, July 12, 2013 6:09 PM
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Subject: Re: Using Express Scribe with JAWS

I do transcription work too and used to run into that problem. I don't know
what to tell you, but it sounds like a bug with your transcription player.
I currently don't have a way to adjust the volume levels of the dictation
software player independently of the volume of JAWS on the system. I do
have a separate equalizer with ear buds that are "noise reducing" and the
sound quality is a little better, but it's painful when the volume level of
the dictation is so low that the only way to hear what's being said is to
turn up the volume on the system, which makes JAWS yell at me. I transcribe
with the typing echo off, but have to adjust the volume to proofread my
work. Different players have different controls. Hopefully, someone with
more expertise can help us both out.





On 7/12/13, dan Kerstetter <dhk55@comcast.net> wrote:
I'm trying to use Express Scribe, which is transcription software,
with JAWS. The volume controls in Express Scribe will not operate
separately from my speech output.



Short of buying another sound card, reassigning JAWS to it and trying
to have dictation going in one ear and computer speech into my other
ear, is there a way to separate the JAWS volume from the dictation volume?



Dan



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Jean <jemenzies@...>
 

Express Scribe works well with Jaws, and you can adjust the volume separately by using the hot keys. Go into Settings, and I think under Playback, you can enable hot keys. Then you can assign the functions in the combo list to various function keys in place of the defaults. E.g., I have volume up as F4, and volume down as F5.

If you still have trouble, I'll try and write out specific instructions.

Jean

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Sent: Friday, July 12, 2013 3:43 PM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Subject: Using Express Scribe with JAWS

I'm trying to use Express Scribe, which is transcription software, with
JAWS. The volume controls in Express Scribe will not operate separately
from my speech output.



Short of buying another sound card, reassigning JAWS to it and trying to
have dictation going in one ear and computer speech into my other ear, is
there a way to separate the JAWS volume from the dictation volume?



Dan



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Jean <jemenzies@...>
 

Do you guys mind sharing who you are doing transcription work for? I'm always looking for new contacts.

But, yes, you can set up the volume controls on the hot keys. No problem.

-----Original Message-----
From: dan Kerstetter
Sent: Friday, July 12, 2013 3:43 PM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Subject: Using Express Scribe with JAWS

I'm trying to use Express Scribe, which is transcription software, with
JAWS. The volume controls in Express Scribe will not operate separately
from my speech output.



Short of buying another sound card, reassigning JAWS to it and trying to
have dictation going in one ear and computer speech into my other ear, is
there a way to separate the JAWS volume from the dictation volume?



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dan Kerstetter <dhk55@...>
 

I've already assigned hotkeys to the volume controls, but when I raise and
lower the volume, the JAWS volume goes up or down as well. I suppose if I
have to I'll type without being able to hear what I'm typing. It will be an
interesting experiment, considering I took dictation for 25 years and got
used to hearing each word as I typed it.

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From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Jean
Sent: Friday, July 12, 2013 7:43 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Using Express Scribe with JAWS

Express Scribe works well with Jaws, and you can adjust the volume
separately by using the hot keys. Go into Settings, and I think under
Playback, you can enable hot keys. Then you can assign the functions in the
combo list to various function keys in place of the defaults. E.g., I have
volume up as F4, and volume down as F5.

If you still have trouble, I'll try and write out specific instructions.

Jean


-----Original Message-----
From: dan Kerstetter
Sent: Friday, July 12, 2013 3:43 PM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Subject: Using Express Scribe with JAWS

I'm trying to use Express Scribe, which is transcription software, with
JAWS. The volume controls in Express Scribe will not operate separately
from my speech output.



Short of buying another sound card, reassigning JAWS to it and trying to
have dictation going in one ear and computer speech into my other ear, is
there a way to separate the JAWS volume from the dictation volume?



Dan



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dan Kerstetter <dhk55@...>
 

Tigerfish Transcription. As I stated in a previous post, however,
I'm only using this software for their test. If I would be hired, I would
have to buy another transcription package.

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From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Jean
Sent: Friday, July 12, 2013 7:45 PM
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Subject: Re: Using Express Scribe with JAWS

Do you guys mind sharing who you are doing transcription work for? I'm
always looking for new contacts.

But, yes, you can set up the volume controls on the hot keys. No problem.

-----Original Message-----
From: dan Kerstetter
Sent: Friday, July 12, 2013 3:43 PM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Subject: Using Express Scribe with JAWS

I'm trying to use Express Scribe, which is transcription software, with
JAWS. The volume controls in Express Scribe will not operate separately
from my speech output.



Short of buying another sound card, reassigning JAWS to it and trying to
have dictation going in one ear and computer speech into my other ear, is
there a way to separate the JAWS volume from the dictation volume?



Dan



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Gary King
 

I suspect the separate volume adjustment would work better under Windows 7 and probably 8. In another message, you mentioned that you are using Windows XP. Separate volume adjustment is not usually possible with XP unless the program supports some special type of Direct Sound output such as in Winamp.

Gary King
w4wkz@bellsouth.net

----- Original Message -----
From: "dan Kerstetter" <dhk55@comcast.net>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Friday, July 12, 2013 4:43 PM
Subject: Using Express Scribe with JAWS


I'm trying to use Express Scribe, which is transcription software, with
JAWS. The volume controls in Express Scribe will not operate separately
from my speech output.



Short of buying another sound card, reassigning JAWS to it and trying to
have dictation going in one ear and computer speech into my other ear, is
there a way to separate the JAWS volume from the dictation volume?



Dan



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dan Kerstetter <dhk55@...>
 

I had completely forgotten about that. Thanks for the clue.

Dan

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Sent: Friday, July 12, 2013 9:50 PM
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Subject: Re: Using Express Scribe with JAWS

I suspect the separate volume adjustment would work better under Windows 7
and probably 8. In another message, you mentioned that you are using
Windows XP. Separate volume adjustment is not usually possible with XP
unless the program supports some special type of Direct Sound output such as
in Winamp.

Gary King
w4wkz@bellsouth.net
----- Original Message -----
From: "dan Kerstetter" <dhk55@comcast.net>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Friday, July 12, 2013 4:43 PM
Subject: Using Express Scribe with JAWS


I'm trying to use Express Scribe, which is transcription software, with
JAWS. The volume controls in Express Scribe will not operate separately
from my speech output.



Short of buying another sound card, reassigning JAWS to it and trying to
have dictation going in one ear and computer speech into my other ear, is
there a way to separate the JAWS volume from the dictation volume?



Dan



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Jean <jemenzies@...>
 

Dan

One other thing to try that I forgot. If the audio of the file is too low, go to the File Menu and arrow up to Special Audio Processes. Press enter on Extra Audio Boost. Let it run whatever it does to the file. You may want to do it several times depending on the original recording levels. This will bring the audio of the file up, and then Jaws won't blast your ears off.

Jean

-----Original Message-----
From: dan Kerstetter
Sent: Saturday, July 13, 2013 11:17 AM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Subject: RE: Using Express Scribe with JAWS

I had completely forgotten about that. Thanks for the clue.

Dan


-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Gary King
Sent: Friday, July 12, 2013 9:50 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Using Express Scribe with JAWS

I suspect the separate volume adjustment would work better under Windows 7
and probably 8. In another message, you mentioned that you are using
Windows XP. Separate volume adjustment is not usually possible with XP
unless the program supports some special type of Direct Sound output such as
in Winamp.

Gary King
w4wkz@bellsouth.net
----- Original Message -----
From: "dan Kerstetter" <dhk55@comcast.net>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Friday, July 12, 2013 4:43 PM
Subject: Using Express Scribe with JAWS


I'm trying to use Express Scribe, which is transcription software, with
JAWS. The volume controls in Express Scribe will not operate separately
from my speech output.



Short of buying another sound card, reassigning JAWS to it and trying to
have dictation going in one ear and computer speech into my other ear, is
there a way to separate the JAWS volume from the dictation volume?



Dan



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dan Kerstetter <dhk55@...>
 

The problem is quite the opposite. I don't need to boost the dictation, I
need to boost the volume of JAWS. I use an audigy CS2 for sound. I've
enabled the onboard sound . If I can get JAWS assigned to the onboard sound
and fine a long cord to use with a set of ear buds along with regular
headphones, I'll be fine until I get Windows 7.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Jean
Sent: Sunday, July 14, 2013 12:29 PM
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Dan

One other thing to try that I forgot. If the audio of the file is too low,
go to the File Menu and arrow up to Special Audio Processes. Press enter on
Extra Audio Boost. Let it run whatever it does to the file. You may want to
do it several times depending on the original recording levels. This will
bring the audio of the file up, and then Jaws won't blast your ears off.

Jean


-----Original Message-----
From: dan Kerstetter
Sent: Saturday, July 13, 2013 11:17 AM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Subject: RE: Using Express Scribe with JAWS

I had completely forgotten about that. Thanks for the clue.

Dan


-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Gary King
Sent: Friday, July 12, 2013 9:50 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Using Express Scribe with JAWS

I suspect the separate volume adjustment would work better under Windows 7
and probably 8. In another message, you mentioned that you are using
Windows XP. Separate volume adjustment is not usually possible with XP
unless the program supports some special type of Direct Sound output such as
in Winamp.

Gary King
w4wkz@bellsouth.net
----- Original Message -----
From: "dan Kerstetter" <dhk55@comcast.net>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Friday, July 12, 2013 4:43 PM
Subject: Using Express Scribe with JAWS


I'm trying to use Express Scribe, which is transcription software,
with JAWS. The volume controls in Express Scribe will not operate
separately from my speech output.



Short of buying another sound card, reassigning JAWS to it and trying
to have dictation going in one ear and computer speech into my other
ear, is there a way to separate the JAWS volume from the dictation volume?



Dan



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