Posted by Lepagey1972 in Transcription
I have been transcribing for 25 years and never had to use time stamps. I have just started freelancing and now need to start using time stamps. Can someone please explain which tools I need for the job.
I can tell you how to use a timestamp in Express Scribe.
You are going to have to make sure that your display is in the correct format. Go to Options> Display>and look at ‘Time Format’. There is a drop-down menu there. Select hh:mm:ss.
Now, when you’re transcribing a document which requires timestamps:
“To insert timestamps into a Word document, in Express Scribe go to Options, then select Hot Keys. Click Add at the bottom of the box to create a System-wide Hot Key. A Window pops up asking you to press a key. In my version of Express Scribe F1 and F11 are free. I chose F1. Then a Select Command box pops up. Scroll down to Copy Time and select this.
“Now, as you play the audio file in Express Scribe, all you have to do is press your Hot Key (F1 for me) at the point where you hear the word you want to time stamp, and then CTRL V to paste it in Word.
Another way of doing it is to use the “ key instead of F1. Since we don’t use it when transcribing, it’s a way to insert the timestamp without taking your fingers too far from the home keys.
Hope you find this helpful.