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  • TIP: How to Bold Timecodes in Microsoft Word

    Posted on August 5th, 2009 ben No comments

    InqScribe currently does not support bold text.  However, you can use Microsoft Word’s “Find and Replace” feature to bold text.  Here’s how you can do that:

    1. Export your transcript to Microsoft Word.  (You can just cut and paste.)

    2. Select “Edit->Replace…”.

    3. Click on the triangle next to the “Replace All” button to reveal the advanced options.

    4. Check the “Use wildcards” option.

    5. Under “Find what:” enter this:

    [^#^#:^#^#:^#^#.^#^#]

    NOTE this assumes that you’re using the default timecode format.  If you’re using another timecode format, just format the colons and periods accordingly.  Each “^#” matches a digit.  For example, if your timecode looks like “<00:00:00.00>” use “<^#^#:^#^#:^#^#.^#^#>”.

    6. Click in the “Replace with:” field.

    7. From the popup menu at the bottom of the window called “Format” select “Font…” and then click on “Bold”, then click “OK”.  The “Replace with:” field should say “Format: Font:Bold” underneath it.

    8. Click on “Find Next” to make sure it works — does Word find the first timecode?  If so, then try clicking “Replace” to see if it bolds it.  If it does, then you can use “Replace All” to bold all of the timecodes.

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