Line Count

In Medical Transcription, transcribed documents have lines and one line consists of 65 characters including spaces. To calculate total lines of a document, open your medical report in MS Word, press Alt + T + W to open word count. You need to note down the value of Characters (with spaces). Characters (with spaces) divided by 65 will give you the total number of lines of a document.



Below is the procedure on how to calculate the lines in a document. Open your transcribed document in MS Word. See figure below.


Now press Alt + T + W. It opens Word Count Popup window. See figure below.

Choose the value consisting of Cahracters (with spaces) which is 5319. Using the calculator calculate 5319 divided by 65 which shows result as 81.83. That means your transcribed document produced 81 Lines.

Try calculating some of the Characters (with spaces) mentioned below with the help of your windows calculator.

Characters (with spaces) Examples:
2132 divided by 65 = 32.8 (32 lines)
10543 divided by 65 = 162.2 (162 lines)
3186 divided by 65 = 49.0 (49 lines)
4328 divided by 65 = 66.5 (66 lines)
6691 divided by 65 = 102.9 (102 lines)



The above mentioned line count calculation is useful only when you are working on offline accounts where you need to calculate your lines in case you are paid/working on a line count basis; otherwise, it is not required in case you are working on an online platform where line count is automatically generated once you upload your file.
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