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Hi. I was thinking of buying a foot pedal, because having to constantly move my hands away from the keys as I transcribe, in every sentence, is annoying and makes me slow. But I have questions. First, do you think this cheap gaming pedal would work on Express Scribe? https://www.amazon.es/gp/product/B00O055QB4

Second, I see foot pedals have 3 pedals, but what I need is to be able to do (at least) 4 different things: pause, play, rewind, forward. (Also play slow, play slower, and play normal, but I think I could do this with a combinations if keys with, for exemple, ctrl or alt). So how do you pedal-transcriber-experts do this? I thought it'd be as easy as setting only one key for both pause and play, but Express Scribe options say it's not possible to use the same key for two different things! So how to do this? Does Express Scribe actually allow you to do this only if you use a foot pedal?

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Hello,

Please click on the following link to check out the list of pedals supported by Express Scribe: http://www.altoedge.com/pedals/index.html

They have been tested on the program, so they should work without issues. We cannot guarantee that gaming foot pedal will properly work on Express Scribe.

Please be informed that when you use a foot pedal, the Middle pedal can be used to Play/Stop the recording but when using hotkeys, it is not possible to assign a single command to perform to different functions. You will need to use one for Play and another for Pause.

Regards.

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