thieberg at HAWAII.EDU
Wed Mar 5 22:04:29 UTC 2008
Transcriber is now old software and has not been upgraded to take account of changes in Windows systems. I would recommend using Elan which is still being developed ( a new version was announced today). You can import your Transcriber files into Elan if you want. Otherwise, if you want to keep using Transcriber, you may need to keep an older operating system on a computer just for that purpose.
At 11:32 AM -1000 5/3/08, rhattori at hawaii.edu wrote:
>I would like to ask you a question on Transcriber.
>I have been using Transcriber 1.5.1 on my XP machine. I did not experience with any problems with it, although I want some features to be added in the future version.
>Then, I tried to use it on Vista machine on this Monday. It caused some problems as I describe below.
>Transcriber 1.5.1 on Vista.
>1. The menu bar disappeared and I could not click "save." Other software such as Microsoft word also behaved funny at that same time. I was afraid to close the Transcriber since I could not click save, I tried to cut-and-paste-and save all the Transcription in Microsoft Word. I could cut-and-copy to Word but could not save. Also, printing was difficult. It allowed me only quick printing. Paint software could not be opened. Anyway, I
>closed the Transcriber hoping that automatic saving function was working. I closed. Then, I opened the Transcriber file that I worked on. Apparently, Automatic saving Function did not work. Also, I could not find it in "Recent File."
>These might be just "memory problem" (although the Vista Machine is bought in this January and has enough memory) or "busy problem".
>2. After my experience I described in 1, I examined how Transcriber works on Vista. After 1, other software start to work fine and seemed like no more "busy problem." In the good condition of Vista machine, I found that even I update Transcriber file and saved it, it never show up in "recent file." I am not sure about automatic saving since when I try to close the file when the Vista is behaving normal, it asks me whether I want to save it or not. If I say yes, it holds the updated data. If I say no, it does not hold the updated data even I wait for 10 minutes between updating and closing (the setting for automatic saving is % minutes as default).
>My questions are;
>Q1. Do you know whether Transcriber 1.5.1 is compatible with Vista or is there any version that is compatible with Vista?
>Q2. Do you know any way to make Transcriber works on Vista computer as it does on XP?
>Q3. Do you think it is safe for me to use Transcriber both on XP and Vista? (I mean sometimes use it on Vista and move the file to XP machine later. I am wondering whether any problems will come up if I get the data transcribed on Vista machine to XP machine. Can it have full specification of Transcriber? Microsoft word that is created and saved the recent way on Vista machine cannot open on XP machine.)
>My assistant come see me several times a week (they know Transcriber well) and I want them to use my Vista machine since it is a desktop and the key board arrangement is easier than my XP laptop. While they are working on Transcriber on Vista, I can do movie editing on my XP machine.
>rhattori at hawaii.edu
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