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What is the "Convert Contractions" setting in the IMC?

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How do I control whether or not contractions are expanded in First Draft output?

Summary

The InfraWare 360 platform provides Administrators with an additional option to turn on conversion of dictated contractions in the First Draft output.  

Overview

In the InfraWare Management Console (IMC), Admins can customize the format in the First Draft ⇒ Tuning ⇒ Fast Start SettingsFirst Draft seeks to pull as much time as possible out of the editing experience before the draft even reaches the Transcriptionist.  One of the ways it adds value is to allow Administrators to specify whether contractions are converted or left as dictated in the draft output.  By default, if there is nothing specified in this option will leave contractions as dictated.  When the Convert contractions option is checked, if the dictator says "aren't" the First Draft output will be "are not".  If this option is not checked the output will be as dictated. 

Requirements

You will need the following before you begin:

  • A valid InfraWare login ID and password
  • Administrator role
  • Account subscribed to the First Draft Dictation Recognition Service

Tasks

To set contractions to be converted in the First Draft output for your Account:

  • Open the InfraWare Management Console (IMC)
  • Go to the First Draft tab, Tuning sub-tab


  • Locate the Convert Contractions option in the Fast Start Settings:
  • Check the Yes option.
  • Click Save Account Defaults to save this change to the platform. 
  • All drafts generated following the date/time of this saved change will convert recognized dictated contractions in the draft output. 

To set contractions to be converted in the First Draft output for First Draft jobs for a Specific Author:

  • Open the InfraWare Management Console (IMC)
  • Go to the First Draft tab, Tuning sub-tab


  • Click on the Author Settings option at the top of the page.
  • Select the Author for which you want to set the Convert Contractions option to be different than the Account Setting:
  • Locate the Convert Contractions option in the Fast Start Settings for the specified Author.
  • Click the box next to Override Account default:
  • Check the Yes option.
  • Click Save Author Settings to save this change to the platform. 
  • All drafts generated following the date/time of this saved change will convert recognized dictated contractions in the draft output for the specified Author. 

Notes

  • This Convert Contractions setting will only convert contractions when dictated audio is recognized as being contraction. 
  • Once this setting is changed and saved it will not modify existing drafts for jobs already on the platform.  This setting change would be applied to new drafts dictated after you make the change.


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Last Updated
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

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