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Transcription Name Helper : Allows the user to quickly switch between speakers whilst transcribing

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Nathanael Farley
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This script allows the user to switch to the next speaker by pressing <Tab> during transcription in insert mode. E.g.

    INTERVIEWER: Blah blah blah?

User presses <Tab> and...

    INTERVIEWER: Blah blah blah?


To change the names of the people, :let transcriptionID0 = "firstperson" , :let transcriptionID1 = "second person" etc.. Alternatively, change the default names by editing the appropriate variables in tra.vim.

When <Tab> is pressed multiple times in a row, tra.vim replaces the previous transcriptionee's name.

Multiple INTERVIEWEE's are supported as of v0.2. Simply press <Tab> multiple times and the current transcriptionee will change (up to g:maxPersons). To change the number of transcriptionees, simply :let maxPersons = people in interview. Currently, up to 5 transcriptionees are supported.

v0.3 introduces 'modes' for multiple transcriptionees: tabspam, conversation and absolute. To change the transcriptionMode, press <F6>. Tabspam is described in the previous paragraph. Conversation allows <Tab> to toggle between INTERVIEWER and INTERVIEWEE1 and ` toggle between INTERVIEWEE2 and INTERVIEWEE1. Absolute yields: <Tab> = INTERVIEWER; <S-Tab> = INTERVIEWEE1, ` = INTERVIEWEE2; (or <S-`>) = INTERVIEWEE3.

PS I just realized, those keys might not be ideal for a US keyboard. If you want them changing (I can't remember where ` and are on a US keyboard offhand) just write in the wiki about it
install details
Add the following line to your .vimrc:

filetype plugin on

then put this file in your ~/.vim/ and it should work (with *.tra files).

Also, if you want to use a different extension for your transcription files, just rename tra.vim to yourfilename.vim.

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package script version date Vim version user release notes
tra.zip 0.3 2011-09-02 7.3 Nathanael Farley EmtpyLine behaviour improved. New 'modes' included for multiple people.
tra.zip 0.2 2011-08-26 7.3 Nathanael Farley Added 'EmptyLine' behaviour. Multiple interviewee's now supported.
tra.zip 0.1.1 2011-08-23 7.3 Nathanael Farley Totally forgot to include the ftdetect. Script will not work with tra files without it! The relevant ftdetect is now included.
tra.vim 0.1 2011-08-23 7.3 Nathanael Farley Initial upload
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