When you click either the Import Transcript option under the File Menu or the Import Transcript icon on the Toolbar, a box will appear which will allow you to browse your file store for the ASCII transcript that you want to process. Once you have selected a transcript, TranscriptWizard™ Pllus will read the file, attempt to extract the Witness Name and Date of the proceeding and display the transcript in the Preview Pane.
The TranscriptWizard™ Plus program will only look for text files. If you attempt to open a file in a format other than text, an Import File error, box will appear.
If the text file that you select is a rought draft or an improperly formatted transcript, it may not contain the page breaks necessary to create properly formatted pages. If this occurs, a 'Run On' Page Detected dialog will appear.
Review Header Information
Review the Header Information before proceeding. This information will appear at the top of every page of each PDF you generate from the transcript. Make sure that it is accurate.
TranscriptWizard™ Plus will attempt to extract the Witness Name and Date from the information provided in the ASCII file and fill in those fields for you. Sometimes, however, that information is presented in the file in a way that makes it difficult to extract. On those occasions, TranscriptWizard™ Plus may leave one or both of the fields blank or fill in the form with information it thinks belongs in those fields. You should always check to make sure the proper Witness Name and Date has been detected and entered if you want a header included on your transcripts.
Witness Name and Date
In addition to creating a header, TranscriptWizard™ Plus uses the Witness Name and Date information filled in on the Header Information Pane to generate the PDF base file name unless you create your own file name in the PDF Base File Name field. If the Witness Name field is not filled in, TranscriptWizard™ Plus will use the information from the ASCII text file name to create the PDF file name.
The Witness Name should be entered as they appear in the transcript. To create the PDF base file name, TranscriptWizard™ Plus will automatically put the last name first to make it easier to find within your file structure.
The Date should be entered as Name of the Month then Day and Year. Do not use the numbers and slashes format, the slash character is not permitted in a file name and it presents an ambiguous date. To create the PDF base file name, TranscriptWizard™ Plus will automatically convert the date to an ISO format with the year first to make it easier to find within your file structure.
The Attachments toolbar will not be available until after you have imported a transcript. Once a transcript has been imported into TranscriptWizard™ Plus, you can attach files by selecting "Attach File" either from the File Menu or the Attachments toolbar. Once selected, a dialog box will open allowing you to select one or more files to attach. While most commonly used for exhibits any type of file can be attached.
Files may be removed from the attachments list by selecting the file to remove and selecting "Remove File" from either the File Menu or the Attachments toolbar.
Note: Attachments are limited to 2GB each and the final PDF is limited to 10GB in total.†
The Generate PDF option is not available until after you have imported a transcript. Once a transcript has been imported into TranscriptWizard™ Plus, it can be processed and converted to PDF by selecting "Generate Transcript" either from the File menu or the Toolbar. Once selected, the Generate & Save Transcript PDF(s) dialog will open.
Generate & Save Transcript PDF(s)
The Generate & Save Transcript PFD(s) dialog is accessed when you select Generate Transcript either from the File menu or the Toolbar. This is the most important dialog you will work with in the TranscriptWizard™ Plus Program. So important it has its own page.
The Generate & Save Transcript PDF(s) dialog contains the information for the PDF Base File Name, the Save In Folder, the PDF Output Formats as well as options such as whether to highlight/bold questions or answers, whether to Add a Watermark, whether to Print a Footer and whether to open the PDF(s) after saving.
Choices made from the Generate & Save Transcript PFD(s) box affect the transcript currently being processed. To set default settings for all transcripts processed, choose Edit Preferences from the Preferences Menu. From there, you can set default settings.