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  • Tip: Inserting a Timecode With “Enter” Key

    Posted on February 21st, 2011 ben No comments

    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:

  • Power User Tip: Snippet Autocomplete

    Posted on March 8th, 2010 ben No comments

    If you have text that you are repeatedly typing in your transcript (e.g. analysis codes, or long words), you can create snippets to insert them quickly.  Here are some tips:

    • You don’t have to assign a trigger/keyboard shortcut to snippet
    • You can activate the trigger window with <cmd-1> (Mac) or <ctrl-1> (Windows)
    • When the trigger window is activated, you can select snippets by typing the first few letters, or using the arrow keys to select the snippet
    • Hit <return> or <enter> to insert the snippet