Tip: Inserting a Timecode With “Enter” Key

Problem: You want to insert time stamps in your transcript at regular intervals without having to explicitly insert a timecode.

Solution 1: The easiest way to do this is to define a shortcut for your Enter key. Here’s how:

1. Open your transcript in InqScribe
2. Select the “Edit” menu->”Edit Snippets…”
3. Click the “Add” button to add a new snippet.
4. Click on “Define Trigger” button.
5. Hit “Enter” to define your “Enter” key as the trigger. And then click OK.
6. Edit the Snippet text:
6a. First, insert a carriage return by clicking to the left of the default snippet text “{$TIME} Speaker Name” and hitting “Enter”
6b. Delete “Speaker Name” from the text.

Now whenever you hit “Enter” InqScribe will insert a carriage return followed by a timecode.

Solution 2: If you just need to insert timecodes into your transcript at regular intervals, you can also use the Insert Time Series method. Please see this for more instructions: http://blogs.inquirium.net/inqscribe/2011/02/2-1-tip-lay-down-a-time-code-every-30-seconds/

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