Express Scribe Question
Thread poster: James Hodges

James Hodges  Identity Verified
Japan
Local time: 13:57
Member (2011)
Japanese to English
Jun 9, 2016

At the moment I am using a combination of Microsoft Word, Nuance Dragon Speech and Express Scribe to listen to some interviews in Japan and directly transcribe theme into English. The setup works well, but there is one major problem. With the Express Scribe settings, I use the small floating menu which lays itself over the Word document. However, this menu (although always) visible, doesn't remain "hot" (or live). As such, every time I want the audio fill to play, I manually have to click on the controls. Although I have a foot pedal to control the audio, it won't work unless this menu is "hot" (or live/selected). Is there anyway of rigging Express Scribe so that it stays responsible to the foot pedal all the time?

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Max Deryagin  Identity Verified
Russian Federation
Local time: 09:57
Member (2013)
English to Russian
- Jun 9, 2016

James Hodges wrote:

At the moment I am using a combination of Microsoft Word, Nuance Dragon Speech and Express Scribe to listen to some interviews in Japan and directly transcribe theme into English. The setup works well, but there is one major problem. With the Express Scribe settings, I use the small floating menu which lays itself over the Word document. However, this menu (although always) visible, doesn't remain "hot" (or live). As such, every time I want the audio fill to play, I manually have to click on the controls. Although I have a foot pedal to control the audio, it won't work unless this menu is "hot" (or live/selected). Is there anyway of rigging Express Scribe so that it stays responsible to the foot pedal all the time?



Hi James,

Try this:

1. Go to View > Click "Float Above Other Windows"
2. Go to Options > System-Wide Hot Keys > Check "Enable System-Wide Hot Keys"


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James Hodges  Identity Verified
Japan
Local time: 13:57
Member (2011)
Japanese to English
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Follow Up Jun 9, 2016

Dear Max
Thanks for the feedback. I did what you suggested but it doesn't seem to work. The floating menu above the page is fine and when it is selected (by clicking on it) the pedal works. However, when I click on the Word document (to insert the cursor) the floating menu is deselected (although I can still see it). That means that to get the audio to advance again using the pedal, I have to click on the floating menu again.


All ideas greatly accepted.


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Max Deryagin  Identity Verified
Russian Federation
Local time: 09:57
Member (2013)
English to Russian
- Jun 9, 2016

James Hodges wrote:

Dear Max
Thanks for the feedback. I did what you suggested but it doesn't seem to work. The floating menu above the page is fine and when it is selected (by clicking on it) the pedal works. However, when I click on the Word document (to insert the cursor) the floating menu is deselected (although I can still see it). That means that to get the audio to advance again using the pedal, I have to click on the floating menu again.


All ideas greatly accepted.


James, are you sure you've configured your foot pedal correctly in Options > Control?

You can find the description here: http://help.nchsoftware.com/help/en/scribe/win/options-controller.html


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