Transcript Generator Features
Transcript Generator Pricing
Print Annotations Report
Page Navigation Tools
Simple and Advanced Search
Search Results Reporting
Bookmark Summary Report
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YesLaw PDF Transcript Generator Description
The YesLaw PDF Transcript Generator is a Windows PC
YesLaw PDF Transcript Generator Pricing
The YesLaw PDF Transcript Generator production
software is only available for court reporters to produce their transcripts
in PDF format for onward delivery to their attorney clients. The software is not available to lawyers
or law firms. Court reporters should
call our toll-free customer support line for current pricing. The Transcript Generator provides an
unmatched pricing compares favorably to the competitive software products.
Why We Recommend
We recommend attorneys request their transcripts in
PDF format because:
§ PDF is
multi-platform and works for
Windows, Mac OSX, iPads, iPhones Blackberry, and Android Operating Systems
have their choice of viewing
applications – pick the one that works best for you
§ PDF is
an open standard and will be
well supported into the distant future
§ Use a common tool-set (search, markup,
reports, etc.) for exhibits, transcripts and other documents
transcript-specific software to purchase, install and manage
provides permanent redaction, Bates stamping, advanced search, annotation,
markup and reporting tools
with eDiscovery and trial
preparation and presentation tools
for electronic delivery:
compressed and not blocked as email malware
§ eFiling standard
Why We Recommend YesLaw
YesLaw PDF Transcripts are unique in that:
can copy-and-paste directly from
the full or condensed (mini) transcripts into word processing documents or
emails while maintaining the court reporter’s original formatting
you copy-and-paste, the headers,
footers, and watermarks are not included – just the court reporter’s
transcript includes a fully-hyperlinked
word index where each page:line is hyperlinked to the corresponding
location within the transcript
word in the index calls the Adobe advanced search tool to create more
advanced search queries or search over multiple transcripts and exhibits
with a single search
transcript reference to an exhibit is hyperlinked to the exhibit file
exhibit is listed in the bookmarks with a hyperlinked cross-reference list
of all the transcript references
transcript formats (AMICUS, LEF, ASCII) are included as attachments
PDF transcripts are full-featured but have the smallest file size – ideal for use on mobile devices (iPads,
select-all and copy allows simple creation of a text file transcript
iAnnotate to Manage Transcripts on iPads
We recommend the iAnnotate iPad app (search for
iAnnotate on the Apple App store) for managing your PDF transcripts on the
For the iPhone, we like GoodReader
), but there are dozens of choices of viewing software available for all
the different platforms. You have
the luxury of choosing the one that works best for you.
Attorney Tips for
Using Adobe’s Reader and Acrobat Software
There are a number of blogs and websites dedicated
to attorney’s use of Adobe Acrobat and/or PDF files. A quick Google search will find several
Adobe’s Rick Borstein’s Blog: http://blogs.adobe.com/acrolaw/
When printing YesLaw PDF transcripts, on the Print
dialog box be sure to select to print Document and Markups otherwise the
cover and word index pages will be blank.
The court reporter has configured the transcript
margins to meet the state and local transcript production regulations. Be sure to select “None” for page scaling
and do not select Auto-Rotate and Center or the your printed margins may
With YesLaw PDF transcripts, you can copy-and-paste
directly from either the full or condensed (“mini”) transcripts while
maintaining the court reporters formatting but without including the
headers, footers, or watermarks.
YesLaw PDF transcripts include a complete set of
bookmarks for quick, easy access to the word index, exhibits, exhibit
references, attached transcript formats and transcript pages. The bookmarks can be shown by clicking
the bookmark ribbon icon on the left tool bar.
YesLaw PDF transcripts provide hyperlinks to
attached exhibits. Access to the
attached exhibit files is through the paperclip icon shown on the
left. One or more exhibit files can
be selected by clicking and saved as stand-alone files. OCR’d exhibit
files can also be searched with Adobe’s Advanced Search tool.
Be sure to add the sticky note and highlight tools
to your toolbar to provide instant access to these often-used tools.
Are your annotation tool buttons hidden? You may have to drag your window wider to
provide enough room for these tools to be displayed.
Under “Comment”, Adobe provides a summary list of
your annotations/comments/highlights for a PDF file. These can be searched, sorted/selected by
type, commenter, or checkbox status.
Then all or the selected comments can printed to a summary report.
For best use of the hyperlinked word index, enable
the “Previous View” (effectively the back button) for your PDF viewing
software. Right-click on the
navigation bar and select either Show All Page Navigation Tools or
select both the Previous View
and Next View buttons.
Advanced Search Tools
Adobe provides both a simple search tool ( Ctrl+F, see the blue box in the upper-right corner of
the window) as well as an advanced search tool accessed through the Edit
> Advanced Search menu item or Shift+Ctrl+F
The advanced search tool allows quick searches of
all the PDF files – transcripts, exhibits, and other documents – within a case
Looking for a reason to upgrade? Adobe Acrobat X includes the ability to
save your Advanced Search results over multiple documents to a hyperlinked
PDF-formatted report or to a spreadsheet compatible (.CSV) file.
The report includes a bookmark for each document
and search hits with context.
As you review documents, if you bookmark passages
of interest, you can create a comprehensive report in PDF format and/or
spreadsheet-compatible file format (CSV) of all the bookmarks added across
a large collection of documents.
This is an excellent way to provide a summary of your review or a
selection of documents.