NCH Express Dictate
Express dictate is a desktop computer dictation program with built in FTP functionality which allows you to upload your completed dictations from within the program. It also supports both MAC OS and Windows.
The gist of it
Download and install the software
The first thing you need to do is download the installation package for the operating system you are using. The packages can be downloaded from here http://www.nch.com.au/express/index.html
When you click on the link to start the download it is a good idea to choose 'save' rather than 'run'. Once the download has finished go to the location that the file was saved to and double-click on it to start the installation process. Follow the prompts (accepting all the defaults is fine) and complete the installation.
Once the installation is complete you can safely delete the downloaded installation package. It is a good idea for those not confident with the whole process as it avoids any confusion when using the program. To use the program you click on Start -> Programs -> NCH Software Suite -> Express Dictate or you can use the newly created shortcut on your desktop it you chose that option during installation. NB: you do not run the downloaded installation package to USE the software once it is installed.
When you start the program for the first time you need to configure a few options to get it working the way we need.
Click on the Options toolbar button to open the options dialog and then select the sending tab.
Create recipient profile
Click the create button to add a new recipient profile. At the first dialog enter a name for the new profile I.e. Online Transcription and then click next. On the second screen change the send method to FTP in the left hand pane and then eneter the connection details in the main window.
Server Address: -> ftp.ots.net.au
Logon Type: -> User account
User: -> username
Password: -> password
Leave the folder field as the default root directory. Click the Test Connection button to make sure the settings are working.
Upload your dictations
Now that your site (profile) is configured all you need to do to upload your files is
- Select the dictation you want to upload by clicking on it in the main window.
- Click on the drop-down menu arrow on the Send toolbar button and select the profile you created earlier which will now show up as a selection.
Once the upload has finished you can disconnect and close the program.