Step 1- Open the file in Microsoft Word
Note: please proofread your transcript before proceeding as the text submitted for the transcript alignment service is the exact text that will be synced to the corresponding media file.
- Please be aware that alignment files must follow our best practices for alignment as described in the article linked here.
Step 2- Navigate to File > Save As
Step 3- Select Plain Text
Next to Format select Plain Text (.txt) and click Save.
Step 4- Choose UTF-8 Encoding
After clicking Save a pop-up menu appears.
- Under Text Encoding, choose Other Encoding.
- Then from the list of options select Unicode 6.0 UTF-8 and click OK.
Make sure you close Microsoft Word at this point. Next locate the newly save UTF-8 txt file that you just saved. Open that file in a generic text editor, and use that file when you copy transcripts for our Alignment Service.