2 What is a Macro?A macro is a shortcut to entering a preconfigured large text block by entering a short “trigger” term (ex. Enter the full text of a procedure by entering a single word or abbreviation).A macro is a text shortcut
3 How do I access the macro creator/expander in AsUType Either: ·Right click the running icon and choose "Shortcut Lists" command. ·Or, click "Shortcut Lists" button from the Expander panel of the main window. ·Or, click "Shortcut Lists" button from the Shortcuts Options dialog box. ·Or, press <CTRL+SHIFT+A+S> hot key anywhere, anytime.
6 Here is your Shortcut menu. You are now ready to make a macro. Method 1…step 3 of 3Here is your Shortcut menu. You are now ready to make a macro.
7 Method 2…step 1 of 3After right clicking on the AsUType icon, this box opens as before. This time, left click on the Asutype menu item.
8 Left click on the “Expander” and then on the “Shortcut Lists” Method 2…step 2 of 3Left click on the “Expander” and then on the “Shortcut Lists”
9 The Shortcut Lists box opens as before ready for macro creation. Method 2…step 3 of 3The Shortcut Lists box opens as before ready for macro creation.
10 Method 3…step 1 of 3As before, right click on the AsUType icon and then left click on “Options”
11 Method 3…step 2 of 3This dialog box opens. Highlight “Shortcuts” under Expander and then left click on the “Shortcut Lists” box
12 The same dialog box for macro creation opens as before. Ready to go. Method 3…step 3 of 3The same dialog box for macro creation opens as before. Ready to go.
13 How to Create a MacroIn the hot text area enter your trigger term. In the content box enter your text content.The content can be manually typed in or cut and pasted from another source such as a word processorOnce you are finished click add and the new macro is added to the listLast click saveYour text content should only be plain text…you can copy and paste from Word, WordPad and NotePad
14 Enter your “hot text” (the shortcut) and your Content (copy and paste works). Then hit Add. You just created a macro. Well done.
16 Using a created macroIn the previous screen shots we created a text macro for a sample case management care plan.In order to use the macro you just type the trigger.The next screen shots demonstrate adding the care plan to a free text area in AHLTA
19 Click on “New Note” to open a text box in which to insert your macro.
20 The trigger term “cmcareplan” was typed activating the macro
21 Click on “Note Complete” to save the Add Note to the open encounter. By typing the simple trigger term the content that was created is entered.Click on “Note Complete” to save the Add Note to the open encounter.
22 Here is the finished note in AHLTA Here is the finished note in AHLTA. You can also insert macros into any text box within AHLTA. The Usability, PC Generic and COMPASS/Azimuth AIM forms are very friendly to AsUType macro use.
23 A large amount of typing or cutting and pasting from another system has saved time and standardized the documentation
25 Manage your personal vocabulary lists Import all shortcuts from an external source 1.Click "Import" button 2.Enter the file name and click "Open" button Asutype can import shortcuts from a plain text file (either ANSI or UNICODE, see below). It will announce a message when the importing is completed. Export all shortcuts to a text file 1.Click "Export" button 2.Enter the file name and click "Save" button Asutype can export shortcuts to a plain text file (either ANSI or UNICODE, see below). It will announce a message when the exporting is completed
26 The Spelling Dictionary/Vocabulary List As before, right click on the icon to open this dialog box. Left click on “Spelling Dictionaries” to open the dialog box for dictionaries and vocabulary.
27 Click on the “Load” button to load external dictionaries…like the medical dictionary.
28 Highlight the dictionary to load and hit “Open”
29 The new dictionary loads into its own tab and is labeled appropriately.
30 You can also create your own vocabulary by adding words, acronyms, etc manually as shown.
31 Additional Assistance - FAQ’s on the AsUType web site- the online users’ manualClick the “Help” button and then “Tutorial” within AsUType for intrinsic assistance- for Dragon and AsUType macros