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DSS Player Standard GUI Overview

This document will detail the overview of the Graphical User Interface of the Olympus DSS Player Standard Dictation and Transcription Module software and explain what each button and section is for.

Dictation Module

Overview

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Contents

  1. Drop-down Menus
  2. Toolbars
  3. Playback Control Panel
  4. Dictation Tree
  5. Content List View
  6. Device Manager

Drop-down Menus

File

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Menu Function
New Dictation Record a new dictation.
Edit Dictation Edit a current dictation.
Convert Dictation Convert an audio file to a different audio format.
Start Voice Recognition Transcribe the dictation using voice recognition (Requires Dragon)
Import Dictation Copy or move an audio file from another folder into DSS Player Standard.
Export Dictation Copy or move an audio file from DSS Player Standard to another folder.
Split Split an audio file into two or more separate audio files.
Join Merge two or more audio files into one.
Exit Closes the DSS Player Standard application.

Folder

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Menu Function
New Folder Creates a new Folder within the Download Tray.
Add Folder Adds an existing folder under the Download Tray and pre-sets the folder path.
Remove Folder Deletes the selected folder if created by the user.
Rename Folder Allows renaming of the selected folder.
Folder Settings Opens the “Folder Design” tab within the “Options” menu.

Edit

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Menu Function
Cut Much like the “Copy” feature, copies the audio file to the “Clipboard”, ready to be pasted to another location/folder. But does not keep the original file.
Copy Copies a file to the “Clipboard”, ready to be pasted to another location, keeping the original audio file in the original location.
Paste Inputs the contents of the “Clipboard” to the selected folder.
Delete Deleted the selected audio file.
Select All Selects all contents of the selected folder.
Copy to Folder Creates a copy of the selected audio file and places the copy in the chosen location. Leaving the original file in the original folder.
Move to Folder Moves a selected audio file to the chosen folder.

View

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Menu Function
Switch to Playback Control Window Changes the view of the DSS Player Standard software so only the “Playback Control Window” is displayed.
Folder Navigation Displays the “Folder Navigation Window”, containing the audio folders, which contain all audio files downloaded/imported into the DSS Player Standard software.
Property Window Displays the “Property Window” at the right hand-side of the software detailing the information on the selected folder or audio file.
Toolbar: Standard Displays the “Standard” toolbar.
Toolbar: Edit Displays the “Edit” toolbar.
Status Bar Displays this bar, at the bottom of the software, detailing how many audio files are in the selected folder and if sending/receive audio files – this will display the status on this bar.
Playback Control Bar Displays the “Playback Control Bar” at the top of the software, allowing playback options for the selected audio file, without having to switch to the “Playback Control Window”.
Gridlines Displays the grid lines within the “Contents List” to emphasize the rows and columns.
Columns to Display Displays a prompt used to configure what column are shown and which are not within the ODMS software.
Sort by This option sorts audio files within the selected folder dependant upon the selected attribute.
In-Line Edit Displays the “In-Line Edit” icon, so the name of audio files can be changed.
Refresh Refreshes the DSS Player Standard software, forcing it to check the folders, ensuring the user can view all audio files in the Olympus folders.

Play

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Menu Function
Play/Stop Starts playing back the selected audio file.
Fast Forward Fast forwards into the selected audio file.
Rewind Rewinds into the selected audio file.
Next Index Mark Skips to the next index mark within the selected audio file.
Previous Index Mark Skips back to the previous index mark within the selected audio file.
Volume Raise or lower the volume of playback.
Speed Raise or lower the speed of playback.
Tone Raise or lower the tone of the audio playback.
Noise Cancellation Choose between 3 levels of Noise Cancellation.
Insert Index Mark Places an index mark within the selected file at the current point in the audio file.
Delete Index Mark Deletes the currently selected index mark, within the selected audio file.
View All Index Mark Displays a prompt that lists all index marks and at what point within the selected audio file each mark is set.
Next Verbal Comment Skips to the next verbal comment within the selected audio file.
Previous Verbal Comment Skips back to the previous verbal comment within the selected audio file.
Dictation/Instruction Comment Mode Switches between playback of the selected audio file and the Instruction Comment.
Intro Scan Plays back the first 5 seconds of each audio file going down the list starting on the selected audio file.

Tools

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Menu Function
Select Speaker Scrolls through the audio devices connected to the PC.
Hotkeys On/Off This option enables the “Hotkeys” functions within the DSS Player Standard software.
Keyboard Settings Configure the “Hotkeys” and their functions here.
OLE Settings: Linked A file linked with audio data retains the file name and path of the dictation File, resulting in a smaller amount of data. The file may not be able to be played if it cannot refer to the audio data path.
OLE Settings: Embedded An embedded object brings all audio data into the file, resulting in a larger amount of data. The file with audio data embedded can be played on another PC that has DSS Player Standard installed.
Options Opens the options settings, containing all the configuration details for the DSS Player Standard software.

Device

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Menu Function
Download Folder A-G Downloads files from the connected device to the PC.
Download Selected Files Downloads selected files into the software. To select multiple files, select an audio file then hold “Ctrl” and select other audio files to be downloaded.
Download All Downloads all files from the connected device into the Olympus software.
Upload Selected Files Uploads selected files into the connected device. To select multiple files, select an audio file then hold “Ctrl” and select other audio files to be downloaded.
Change Device Mode: Composite Whilst in “Composite” mode, the device is recognised as three devices, a “Storage” device, an “Input” device and an “Output” device.
Change Device Mode: Storage Whilst in “Storage” mode, the device is recognised only as a “Storage” device, allowing access to the audio files on the memory card(s).
Change Storage Media Changes the active memory currently being accessed, between the primary “SD Memory Card” and the secondary “MicroSD memory card”.
Synchronize Date/Time Changes the Date/Time on the device to match the set Date/Time of the PC the device is connected to.
Device Settings Opens the “Device” tab in the option menu settings, all settings that apply to the device can be configured here.

Help

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Menu Function
Contents Displays a dialogue that contains detailed information on the software.
Check for Updates Checks the Olympus update server for the latest version of software and firmware, if the user can update, this will prompt the user to see whether or not they want to update the software or firmware.
About Dictation Module Opens a dialogue detailing the User ID, Company Name, License key (used to install the software) & version of the DSS Player Standard software currently installed.

Toolbars

This feature, moves an audio file from one folder and can be pasted into another folder. This is similar to the “Copy” feature, but will move the file from the original location and will not leave a copy in the original folder.

A user can paste a “Cut” or “Copied” audio file to a different folder/location using this feature.

When selecting this feature, it will open the Direct Recording Window and allow the recording of a new dictation.

This feature allows a user to convert the dictation to a different audio file format (.WAV, .DSS, .DS2 & .WMA).

This feature inputs an index mark into an audio file at the specific time the user is currently at within the file. This helps users to skip through an audio file through use of these marks instead of just to the start or the end of a dictation.

This lists the times in the audio file which an index mark is placed.

Switches between the full software view to the “Playback Control panel”.
 

The “Copy” feature, can be used to move a dictation from a folder. Once copied, the audio file can be pasted into another folder/location, this will leave behind the original file which was copied.

This feature deletes the select audio file(s), dependant on how the software is configured, will determine whether or not the audio file(s) selected are permanently deleted or moved to the Recycle box.

This feature opens an audio file in the Recording Window to be continued, overwritten, or completely re-recorded if the user feels it is needed.

This feature allows user to transcribe a file using voice recognition (requires Dragon installed).

This deleted the index mark at the specific time the user is currently at within the file.

Refreshes the software, forcing it to check the folders, ensuring the user can view all audio files in the mapped folders. The automatic refresh interval is set to 10 minutes by default.

This feature scrolls through audio devices on the PC. Dependant on which device is selected will determine which device the Olympus software will playback through.

Playback Control Panel

The following will explain the components within the Playback Control panel. Please follow the below descriptions from left to right on the picture.

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 1   Playback Controls: Skip to Start > Previous “Index Mark” > Rewind.

 2   Playback Controls: Play/Pause.

 3   Playback Controls: Fast forward > Next “Index Mark” > Skip to end.

 4   Volume Control: This control is used to change the playback volume of an audio file.

 A   Playback Control Bar: This bar shows where in the audio file a user is, where index marks are within the audio file and shows the full length of an audio file.

 1  Priority: This sets priority on an audio file, making the audio file appear at the top of the content list.

 2  Instruction Comment: This switches to the Instruction Comment playback bar, allowing playback of an Instruction Comment attached to an audio file.

 3  Information: This displays the information of an audio file, such as File Name, Size, Duration, File format, Audio format, whether it has an Instruction Comment or not and whether the file is encrypted or locked.

 4  Settings: This displays the Playback Control configuration settings in the options menu under the “User Settings” tab allowing the configuration of the Playback Control panel.

 5  Volume Level Meter: This displays the levels at which the microphone registers user input.

 B  Audio Control options: These options change the way audio files are played back (speed, tone & noise cancellation).

 5  Playback Speed: This controls the speed at which the audio file is played back.

 6  Noise Cancellation: There are 3 levels of “Noise Cancellation”, this feature removes background noise from the audio playback.

 7  Tone Control: This controls the “Tone” of the dictation while playing an audio file back.

Dictation Tree

This section details how to customise the Folder's and Folder Settings.

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 1  New Folder: This creates a “New Folder” / “Sub Folder” for audio files to be stored in. Via this feature, you can setup a folder structure to support your specific needs, for more information on creating folder structure click here

 2  Add Folder: Using this feature, an additional folder can be added into the DSS Player Standard software to be used for storage of audio files.

 3  Remove Folder: Using this feature, a folder can be removed/deleted from the DSS Player Standard software. Additionally, to remove a folder, you can manually delete it from the location within Windows by browsing to the parent folder via Windows Explorer, then deleting the folder.

 4  Rename Folder: A folder can be renamed using this feature.

 5  Folder Settings: This opens the “Folder Design” settings within the DSS Player Standard option settings, these settings control the configuration details of all folder attributes.

Content List View

This displays the contents of the selected folder within the “Dictation Tree” or a selected folder within a devices “Voice Folders”, as demonstrated below, within "Folder A" there is an audio file named “Welcome.ds2”.

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Audio files are presented in alphabetical order via the File Name, Author, Created date and other attributes. Enabling the renaming of audio files via the “In-line Edit” feature.

Also, if open, the “Properties Window” will display the details on an audio file or one of the folders within the “Dictation Tray”. To open the “Properties Window”, click on the “<<” button, or click on “View” > “Property Window”.

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Device Manager

The device manager section contains options and features pertaining to the currently connected device. From this section it is possible to download from, upload to and configure a device.

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 1  Download: Downloads all files from the device, into the relevant folder(s) within the DSS Player Standard software.

 2  Upload: This option uploads the selected file(s) stored on the PC within the DSS Player Standard software to the currently connected device.

 3  Change Device Mode: Changes the device mode between “Composite” & “Storage”...

 4  Change Storage Media: Changes the selected memory within the device, between the SD & MicroSD card's within the connected device.

 5  Synchronise Date/Time: Synchronizes the Date/Time on the device with the Date/Time set on the PC the device is connected to.

 6  Device Settings: This option opens the “Device” tab within the DSS Player Standard software, here all the settings to do with devices can be configured.

Transcription Module

Overview

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Contents

  1. Drop-down Menus
  2. Toolbars
  3. Playback Control Panel
  4. Dictation Tree
  5. Content List View
  6. Device Manager

Drop-down Menus

File

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Menu Function
Start Transcription Start transcribing the selected audio file
Convert Dictation Convert an audio file to a different audio format.
Start Voice Recognition Transcribe the dictation using voice recognition (Requires Dragon)
Import Dictation Copy or move an audio file from another folder into DSS Player Standard.
Export Dictation Copy or move an audio file from DSS Player Standard to another folder.
Split Split an audio file into two or more separate audio files.
Join Merge two or more audio files into one.
Exit Closes the DSS Player Standard application.

Folder

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Menu Function
New Folder Creates a new Folder within the Download Tray.
Add Folder Adds an existing folder under the Download Tray and pre-sets the folder path.
Remove Folder Deletes the selected folder if created by the user.
Rename Folder Allows renaming of the selected folder.
Folder Settings Opens the “Folder Design” tab within the “Options” menu.

Edit

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Menu Function
Cut Much like the “Copy” feature, copies the audio file to the “Clipboard”, ready to be pasted to another location/folder. But does not keep the original file.
Copy Copies a file to the “Clipboard”, ready to be pasted to another location, keeping the original audio file in the original location.
Paste Inputs the contents of the “Clipboard” to the selected folder.
Delete Deleted the selected audio file.
Select All Selects all contents of the selected folder.
Copy to Folder Creates a copy of the selected audio file and places the copy in the chosen location. Leaving the original file in the original folder.
Move to Folder Moves a selected audio file to the chosen folder.

View

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Menu Function
Switch to Playback Control Window Changes the view of the DSS Player Standard software so only the “Playback Control Window” is displayed.
Folder Navigation Displays the “Folder Navigation Window”, containing the audio folders, which contain all audio files downloaded/imported into the DSS Player Standard software.
Property Window Displays the “Property Window” at the right hand-side of the software detailing the information on the selected folder or audio file.
Toolbar: Standard Displays the “Standard” toolbar.
Toolbar: Edit Displays the “Edit” toolbar.
Status Bar Displays this bar, at the bottom of the software, detailing how many audio files are in the selected folder and if sending/receive audio files – this will display the status on this bar.
Playback Control Bar Displays the “Playback Control Bar” at the top of the software, allowing playback options for the selected audio file, without having to switch to the “Playback Control Window”.
Gridlines Displays the grid lines within the “Contents List” to emphasize the rows and columns.
Columns to Display Displays a prompt used to configure what column are shown and which are not within the DSS Player Standard software.
Sort by This option sorts audio files within the selected folder dependant upon the selected attribute.
In-Line Edit Displays the “In-Line Edit” icon, so the name of audio files can be changed.
Refresh Refreshes the DSS Player Standard software, forcing it to check the folders, ensuring the user can view all audio files in the Olympus folders.

Play

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Menu Function
Play/Stop Starts playing back the selected audio file.
Fast Forward Fast forwards into the selected audio file.
Rewind Rewinds into the selected audio file.
Next Index Mark Skips to the next index mark within the selected audio file.
Previous Index Mark Skips back to the previous index mark within the selected audio file.
Volume Raise or lower the volume of playback.
Speed Raise or lower the speed of playback.
Tone Raise or lower the tone of the audio playback.
Noise Cancellation Choose between 3 levels of Noise Cancellation.
Insert Index Mark Places an index mark within the selected file at the current point in the audio file.
Delete Index Mark Deletes the currently selected index mark, within the selected audio file.
View All Index Mark Displays a prompt that lists all index marks and at what point within the selected audio file each mark is set.
Next Verbal Comment Skips to the next verbal comment within the selected audio file.
Previous Verbal Comment Skips back to the previous verbal comment within the selected audio file.
Dictation/Instruction Comment Mode Switches between playback of the selected audio file and the Instruction Comment.
Intro Scan Plays back the first 5 seconds of each audio file going down the list starting on the selected audio file.

Tools

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Menu Function
Select Speaker Scrolls through the audio devices connected to the PC.
Hotkeys On/Off This option enables the “Hotkeys” functions within the DSS Player Standard software.
Keyboard Settings Configure the “Hotkeys” and their functions here.
OLE Settings: Linked A file linked with audio data retains the file name and path of the dictation File, resulting in a smaller amount of data. The file may not be able to be played if it cannot refer to the audio data path.
OLE Settings: Embedded An embedded object brings all audio data into the file, resulting in a larger amount of data. The file with audio data embedded can be played on another PC that has DSS Player installed.
Options Opens the options settings, containing all the configuration details for the DSS Player Standard software.

Device

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Menu Function
Download Folder A-G Downloads files from the connected device to the PC.
Download Selected Files Downloads selected files into the software. To select multiple files, select an audio file then hold “Ctrl” and select other audio files to be downloaded.
Download All Downloads all files from the connected device into the Olympus software.
Upload Selected Files Uploads selected files into the connected device. To select multiple files, select an audio file then hold “Ctrl” and select other audio files to be downloaded.
Change Device Mode: Composite Whilst in “Composite” mode, the device is recognised as three devices, a “Storage” device, an “Input” device and an “Output” device.
Change Device Mode: Storage Whilst in “Storage” mode, the device is recognised only as a “Storage” device, allowing access to the audio files on the memory card(s).
Change Storage Media Changes the active memory currently being accessed, between the primary “SD Memory Card” and the secondary “MicroSD memory card”.
Synchronize Date/Time Changes the Date/Time on the device to match the set Date/Time of the PC the device is connected to.
Device Settings Opens the “Device” tab in the option menu settings, all settings that apply to the device can be configured here.

Help

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Menu Function
Contents Displays a dialogue that contains detailed information on the DSS Player Standard software.
Check for Updates Checks the Olympus update server for the latest version of software, if the user can update, this will prompt the user to see whether or not they want to update the software.
About Transcription Module Opens a dialogue detailing the User ID, Company Name, License key (used to install the software) & version of the DSS Player Standard software currently installed.

Toolbars

This feature, moves an audio file from one folder and can be pasted into another folder. This is similar to the “Copy” feature, but will move the file from the original location and will not leave a copy in the original folder.

A user can paste a “Cut” or “Copied” audio file to a different folder/location using this feature.

This feature will launch the transcription bar on the selected audio to start transcription and puts the audio file “In progress” status.

This feature allows a user to convert the dictation to a different audio file format (.WAV, .DSS, .DS2 & .WMA).

This feature inputs an index mark into an audio file at the specific time the user is currently at within the file. This helps users to skip through an audio file through use of these marks instead of just to the start or the end of a dictation.

This lists the times in the audio file which an index mark is placed.

Switches between the full software view to the “Playback Control panel”.

 

The “Copy” feature, can be used to move a dictation from a folder. Once copied, the audio file can be pasted into another folder/location, this will leave behind the original file which was copied.

This feature deletes the select audio file(s), dependant on how the software is configured, will determine whether or not the audio file(s) selected are permanently deleted or moved to the Recycle box.

This feature allows user to transcribe a file using voice recognition by launching the Dragon software by launching the Dragon software (requires Dragon installed).

This deleted the index mark at the specific time the user is currently at within the file.

Refreshes the software, forcing it to check the folders, ensuring the user can view all audio files in the mapped folders. The automatic refresh interval is set to 10 minutes by default.

This feature scrolls through audio devices on the PC. Dependant on which device is selected will determine which device the Olympus software will playback through.

Playback Control Panel

The following will explain the components within the Playback Control panel. Please follow the below descriptions from left to right on the picture.

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 1   Playback Controls: Skip to Start > Previous “Index Mark” > Rewind.

 2   Playback Controls: Play/Pause.

 3   Playback Controls: Fast forward > Next “Index Mark” > Skip to end.

 4   Volume Control: This control is used to change the playback volume of an audio file.

 A   Playback Control Bar: This bar shows where in the audio file a user is, where index marks are within the audio file and shows the full length of an audio file.

 1  Priority: This sets priority on an audio file, making the audio file appear at the top of the content list.

 2  Instruction Comment: This switches to the Instruction Comment playback bar, allowing playback of an Instruction Comment attached to an audio file.

 3  Information: This displays the information of an audio file, such as File Name, Size, Duration, File format, Audio format, whether it has an Instruction Comment or not and whether the file is encrypted or locked.

 4  Settings: This displays the Playback Control configuration settings in the options menu under the “User Settings” tab allowing the configuration of the Playback Control panel.

 5  Volume Level Meter: This displays the levels at which the microphone registers user input.

 B  Audio Control options: These options change the way audio files are played back (speed, tone & noise cancellation).

 5  Playback Speed: This controls the speed at which the audio file is played back.

 6  Noise Cancellation: There are 3 levels of “Noise Cancellation”, this feature removes background noise from the audio playback.

 7  Tone Control: This controls the “Tone” of the dictation while playing an audio file back.

Dictation Tree

This section details how to customise the Folder's and Folder Settings.

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 1  New Folder: This creates a “New Folder” / “Sub Folder” for audio files to be stored in. Via this feature, you can setup a folder structure to support your specific needs, for more information on creating folder structure click here

 2  Add Folder: Using this feature, an additional folder can be added into the DSS Player Standard software to be used for storage of audio files.

 3  Remove Folder: Using this feature, a folder can be removed/deleted from the DSS Player Standard software. Additionally, to remove a folder, you can manually delete it from the location within Windows by browsing to the parent folder via Windows Explorer, then deleting the folder.

 4  Rename Folder: A folder can be renamed using this feature.

 5  Folder Settings: This opens the “Folder Design” settings within the DSS Player Standard option settings, these settings control the configuration details of all folder attributes.

Content List View

This displays the contents of the selected folder within the “Dictation Tree” or a selected folder within a devices “Voice Folders”, as demonstrated below, within "Folder A" there is an audio file named “Welcome.ds2”.

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Audio files are presented in alphabetical order via the File Name, Author, Created date and other attributes. Enabling the renaming of audio files via the “In-line Edit” feature.

Also, if open, the “Properties Window” will display the details on an audio file or one of the folders within the “Dictation Tray”. To open the “Properties Window”, click on the “<<” button, or click on “View” > “Property Window”.

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Device Manager

The device manager section contains options and features pertaining to the currently connected device. From this section it is possible to download from, upload to and configure a device.

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 1  Download: Downloads all files from the device, into the relevant folder(s) within the DSS Player Standard software.

 2  Upload: This option uploads the selected file(s) stored on the PC within the DSS Player Standard software to the currently connected device.

 3  Change Device Mode: Changes the device mode between “Composite” & “Storage”...

 4  Change Storage Media: Changes the selected memory within the device, between the SD & MicroSD card's within the connected device.

 5  Synchronise Date/Time: Synchronizes the Date/Time on the device with the Date/Time set on the PC the device is connected to.

 6  Device Settings: This option opens the “Device” tab within the DSS Player Standard software, here all the settings to do with devices can be configured.

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