In the first screen shot below, Typing Assistant Med is the active master glossary (it contains four subglossaries).
The letters "ty" have been typed. To expand "thank you again" into the text, you would hit the marker key. (Many users use the semicolon as the marker but you can choose among 17 or so marker keys.)
To get "Tylenol" you would type "tyll" and a marker key. Or you could type "4" and the marker.
To get "tympanic membrane" you would type "tyme" and the marker key.
All these examples are from the Phrases Advisory and the ABCZ rules are used.
You could also type "typnm" and a
marker key and get "tympanum" from the Words Advisory.
Or "tystr" and a marker key and get "typesetter". That is, you can use your own short forms.
Because the Phrase advisory is likely
to be empty by the time you get to "typesetter" (having typed, say, "tystr"),
you can usually use one and the same marker key to expand text.
The following screen shot shows how quickly you can access dates. "j1" has been typed. To enter "January 1, 2010" in the text, you would simply hit the marker key. Three strokes to get 15. To get "January 1, 1998" you would type Shift-Shift and the marker. Hyphenated and slashed date forms are also in the file. The 4-digit convention for the year is also included as a separate glossary (e.g. 01-01-2010).
Below is a screen shot of Drug&Dosage glossary. (Drug&Dosage is included within the TAMED set of glossaries.)
The letters "ty" have been typed, but you can use any short form method
you wish to access the entries in the Words Advisory.
To get "Tylenol Extra Strength" the simplest way would be to type Ctrl and the marker (4 strokes to get 22).
Drug&Dosage offers standard dosages of hundreds of common drugs, easily accessible and with the correct spelling and capitalization.
Generic equivalents for
many brand names are also included.