Get your transcripts
more quickly and in a more
I use Adobe® Acrobat to create PDFs of transcripts. You get the
transcript in three formats: standard, compressed (four pages to a
sheet), and NoteScript (two pages to a sheet, with notes lines on the
right). You also get a PDF of the word index. The standard transcript
includes PDF bookmarks, letting you easily jump to important sections
of the document.
If the witness is reading and signing the transcript, the signature
page is included as a separate PDF file, and the witness may print it
out or fill it out on
the computer and then print before signing. If there are exhibits, they
are scanned, OCR'd, and put
in another PDF file.
An ASCII text file is always included, of couse.
Copies of the transcript are also included as native Microsoft® Word and Corel® WordPerfect®
documents. You can search for a phrase, and the phrase will be
found even if some of the text wraps to a new line. You can
select a whole sentence or quadruple-click to select a paragraph. Line
and page numbers appear on your screen, but they are not incorporated
into the text; when you copy it into another document, you get just the
text you want, and the words wrap normally instead of inconveniently
lines. You can use the ASCII file
whenever preserving line numbers is important.
No need to pick and choose:
All document formats are wrapped up in a single PDF portfolio. Download
the single PDF file, and all the files are inside; open the files you
want from there.
here to automatically download a sample portfolio. (Many browsers fail
to properly open a portfolio PDF, so after clicking, look in your downloads
folder to find the file.)
Notice that you're able to fill in the lines in the NoteScript
transcript within your PDF reader and you can mark up any of the PDF
documents. Better yet, all your comments can be saved back with the
file, and you can choose whether to include your annotations when
printing the document.
If you find you're satisfied with the copy in the PDF, you can save 50
cents per page by informing me that you don't want me to print your
copy. I'll then print and mail the original transcript and let you
print – or go green – yourself.
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