formatting issues with copy and paste

Brian MacWhinney macw at cmu.edu
Fri Jan 22 15:56:29 UTC 2016


Dear Virginia,
      The only real problem with your file was with the blank lines.  Apparently, Inqscribe creates files that have extra line return characters.  DOS and the PC use carriage return and linefeed in combination (\r\n) to end lines.  So, when cutting and pasting into a CLAN file, probably this gets converted to two carriage returns. You can fix this by running this command on your file:

chstring +q WB_EL25.cha

After that you will see that there are about 12 other errors in the file, but you can fix those in about 3 minutes.

If you want to use a foot pedal with CLAN, take a look at section 7.4 of the CLAN manual describing the SoundWalker.  This is a simulation of the foot pedal.  However, you can also use a real foot pedal from www.xkeys.com, as described there.

Best,

— Brian

From: ChiBolts <chibolts at googlegroups.com<mailto:chibolts at googlegroups.com>> on behalf of "Tompkins, Virginia L." <tompkins.73 at osu.edu<mailto:tompkins.73 at osu.edu>>
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Date: Friday, January 22, 2016 at 10:40 AM
To: ChiBolts <chibolts at googlegroups.com<mailto:chibolts at googlegroups.com>>
Subject: RE: formatting issues with copy and paste


Dear Brian,

Thank you for your quick reply. I've attached one of the problematic files. I am training students right now, so I'm sure there are other errors, but I'm focused on the extra spaces for now. However, if we can just use CLAN that would be great. Where can I find information on how to use the foot pedals with CLAN?

Sincerely,
Virginia Tompkins



[The Ohio State University]
Virginia Tompkins, PhD
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Subject: Re: formatting issues with copy and paste

Dear Virginia,
    In order to understand what might be wrong, I  would need to receive a copy of one of the problematic files. By the way, you don’t really need to use a separate system if you want to use a foot pedal.  You can use a foot pedal directly while transcribing in CLAN.

—Brian MacWhinney

From: ChiBolts <chibolts at googlegroups.com<mailto:chibolts at googlegroups.com>> on behalf of Virginia Tompkins <vltompkins at gmail.com<mailto:vltompkins at gmail.com>>
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Date: Friday, January 22, 2016 at 10:22 AM
To: ChiBolts <chibolts at googlegroups.com<mailto:chibolts at googlegroups.com>>
Subject: formatting issues with copy and paste

Hello,

I purchased the Inqscribe software so that my lab could use foot pedals to transcribe. When we copy and paste the text into CLAN, it looks fine initially. However, when we save the file and reopen, there are extra spaces between lines and other formatting errors. Fixing all the errors, which is very time-consuming, does not work because when we save an reopen the file, they reappear. Inqscribe support suggested exporting the Inqscribe transcript as a plain text file and then importing that to CLAN or copying and pasting the plain text file. When we export as a plain text file from Inqscribe, it also looks fine. And saving and reopening does not disrupt the formatting. However, copying and pasting into CLAN results in the same errors when saving and reopening the file. And I don't see a way to import a plain text file directly into CLAN. This makes me think the issue is something with CLAN not Inqscribe. Are there any fixes to this problem?

Thanks,
Virginia Tompkins

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