The most common reasons for saving a transcript as a text-only file are as follows:
You want to send a transcript to someone else who uses RealLegal Binder or RealLegal E-Transcript, in which case you save it as an XML file.
You must send the transcript to someone who does not use RealLegal Binder but uses an alternative system such as Amicus or Summation, in which case you save the transcript as a text file and select the transcript style.
Use the following procedure:
In the Project Tree, click Transcripts and then in the Details pane click the name of the transcript.
Select File à Save As à Transcript à Text Only from the menu bar. The Save Transcript As ASCII dialog box opens.
Complete the fields as follows:
Save in: Use the drop-down list to select the location where you want to save the file. Use the associated buttons to move through folders, create a new folder for storing the saved files, and/or change the way the folders and associated files display.
File name: Type a name for the transcript.
Save as type: Use the drop-down list to select a file type. Select .txt to send the file to someone who does not use RealLegal Binder. Select .xml to send the file to someone who uses RealLegal Binder.
Transcript style: RealLegal Binder provides numerous formats for saving the transcript to accommodate users of various transcript management and litigation support software. Choose the one appropriate for your needs. This option is available only for text files.
Note: If you select Custom from the Transcript style drop-down list, you have access to the following options:
Select the Zero padded option if you want zeros placed in front of each page number. Select the number of Digits you want in the page number from the drop-down list. For example, if you select 4, page numbers are displayed as 0001, 0002, and so on.
Select the Placement of the page numbers from the drop-down list.
Select the Double spaced option if you want the transcript text to be double-spaced.
Select the Page break character check box if you want a character to be displayed at each page break.
Select the Timestamps option if you want the timestamps to be displayed on the transcript. Select On left or On right from the drop-down list.
Select the Force page and line numbers, even if not on original option if you want page and line numbers to be displayed on the transcript, even if they were not on the original transcript.
Select a number from the Left margin drop-down list to add that many spaces between the left margin and the line numbers.
Select a number from the Text leader drop-down list to add that many spaces between the line number and the transcript text.
Select the Original header/footer check box if you want the headers and footers from the original transcript to be displayed on each page.
Click the Save button.