What users say about Instant Text

Mr. Jones rtf;;;;;

by Bill Bentsen

I just wanted to let you know that I'm experimenting with using Instant Text as an abbreviation expander in conjunction with WP6.1 for Windows.

Although I usually use WP5.1 in DOS with Flash Forward, one of my accounts is a pain-management doc who dictates volumes of evaluations. I've got zillions of examples of his several-page reports. As he says the same phrases over and over, I figured that Instant Text would be a good choice as an abbreviation expander, both with respect to this particular doctor but also with respect to the low cost ($99¹).

I just started learning it yesterday; however, I did have IT make a glossary of this doc's jargon by having it analyse 150 of his completed documents. One of the phrases is:

Mr. Jones returns today following completion of a trial of fluoroscopically directed epidural steroid administration
at the L5/S1 level.

You can imagine my delight when I typed: Mr. Jones rtf;;;;; and had IT complete the ENTIRE sentence by my typing: Mr. Jones + rtf + the semicolons. This completed the sentence which I started by typing rtf forreturns today following.

I think that IT and I are going to get along fabulously!

Bill Bentsen

¹ This was the price for version 2