Copy and paste data into cha. file?

Amber ambalashes at gmail.com
Tue Jun 9 19:31:39 UTC 2015


Thank you. My learning curve issues are around inserting speaker IDs and 
formatting the file with the headings, tabs etc (i.e., it looks right, but 
have I done it correctly?). I suppose I will find out when I try to run a 
command once I've transcribed a bit. 

On Tuesday, 9 June 2015 19:41:26 UTC+1, Brian MacWhinney wrote:
>
>
> On Jun 9, 2015, at 11:58 AM, Amber <ambal... at gmail.com <javascript:>> 
> wrote:
>
> Hello,
> I am wondering if it is possible to copy and paste (line by line if 
> necessary) already transcribed data into CLAN, or convert a different file 
> type into .cha and open it in CLAN. 
>
>
> Cutting and pasting works, but conversion into other file types usually 
> doesn’t.  
>
> I ask because I want to transcribe some data as soon as possible but have 
> not yet got over the learning curve of transcribing in CLAN. 
>
>
> Basic typing in the CHAT editor is no different from typing in MS-Word. 
>  All the same basic commands are there.
>
> But I do want to run analyses using CLAN eventually. So if I do it in CHAT 
> format but in an Excel or Word file, will I be able to copy + paste it over 
> OR convert the file it later? 
>
>
> If you work in Excel, there will be no way to get your data into CLAN.  If 
> you type what looks like a CHAT file in Word, you can cut and paste, but 
> there will be some minor problems you will have to later fix.  Best to just 
> use the CLAN editor directly.  
>
> —Brian
>
> Thanks very much.
>
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