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OHMS: Oral History Metadata Synchronizer

Creating a Transcript

Transcripts must be in a text format (Word and Google Docs add coding that interferes with the system)

Windows Users: Begin transcribing in Notepad or paste plain text from a Word or Google Doc into Notepad.

Prepend the Interviewer’s and Interviewee’s name before each question and answer. For example:

                Interviewer’s Name: What is your profession?

                Interviewee’s Name: I am a clinical psychologist

When you are done, turn off Word Wrap by clicking on the Format tab and unchecking Word Wrap

Save the document as a UTF-8 text file by clicking Save As and changing the Encoding from ANSI to UTF-8

Mac Users: Begin transcribing TextEdit or paste plain text from Word or Google Docs into TextEdit.

Prepend the Interviewer’s and Interviewee’s name before each question and answer. For example:

                Interviewer name: What is your profession?

                Interviewee Name: I am a clinical psychologist.

When you are done, click on the Format tab and select Make Plain Text

Save the document.