American Standard Code for Information Interchange

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Synonyms for American Standard Code for Information Interchange

(computer science) a code for information exchange between computers made by different companies

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ASCII text produced by OCR software must be edited by a human being to make sense out of the results.
Currently, I would recommend it for a solo practice or possibly a small office, and for physicians who are comfortable with DOS-based programs and desire a flexible way to create and maintain simple patient record files in ASCII text format, with reasonable searching and simple reminder capability.
Most accounts receivable programs can either print a list of clients or write ("print") the report to an ASCII text file.
The listing is saved by the word processor as a standard Apple ASCII text file.
In addition to paperback, the book is available in ASCII text and will be online as part of the AFB Press ePublications program.
In addition, it can export listings to ASCII text or comma-delimited files, which can then be imported into word processing, spreadsheet or database programs for further processing.
This allows for an enhanced graphical representation of charts, equations, and graphs that are difficult to represent in ASCII text.
As Shirakawa points out, these expressions are paired (tsuibun [CHINESE CHARACTERS NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII TEXT ])
The databases are ASCII text with indicative abstracts averaging 60 words.
The best way to avoid problems is to save your document in ASCII text.
For example, Savage, Hugo, and Newell (1991) have reported that some of their potential subscribers or readers do not have ready access to terminals or lack institutional support for network access; Bailey (1992) points out the limitations of ASCII text files for the distribution of electronic journals and suggests that no existing software tools can do everything needed for a fully successful implementation of a scholarly journal in electronic form.
The user must first create a new document (or import a MedTeach text file) in a text editor or word processor capable of ASCII text output.
For users of Quicken, Lotus 1-2-3 (or other spreadsheets), Managing Your Money, Dollars and Sense or most ASCII text files, Turbo Tax offers an import option which allows data to be imported into the program without having to re-key information.
Resumes and cover letters can be downloaded or e-mailed in multiple formats (Word, ASCII Text, PDF, HTML).
The software can also integrate peak areas, smooth data, take derivatives, enhance data resolution, edit and append data, re scale graphs, and store data in ASCII text format for use in other software packages.