Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Inserting Time Stamps with ExpressScribe

Other than the home-grown audio player we use at the office, I've been pretty much an ExpressScribe user since I've stumbled my way into transcription.  My years of doing transcription work has introduced me to various types of work and various client formats.  One format that I very much dreaded was the one that involves inserting timestamps -- lots of it.  I hated those things and it even came to a point where i turned down projects that involves a lot of timestamping.

I used to type out the minutes and the seconds manually, until recently, when i found out that it can be inserted automatically.  Darn, if only i knew then.  It really does pay to know the nittygritties of the software that you're using.  :(

Virtually everyone I know was not aware of this feature so it's safe to assume that there are still a lot of folks out there who are still in the dark with this.  Here's how you can do it.  It's as easy as 1-2-3:

1. Ctrl+T (to Copy Time to clipboard)
2. Alt+Tab (to Word or whatever word processor you're using)
3. Ctrl+V  (to insert timestamp)

Voila! There you have it, folks.

Happy transcribing.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

wow. does that really work? lemme try...hehehe. thank you ha. i didn't know there's such feature. very helpful tip. thanks.