Databasing Found Instances

Searches results can be data­based by select­ing the instances in the results and click­ing on the data­base icon found in the toolbar.

Like the instance mode; Ignore case, Ignore white­space, Trim white­space and Use wild­cards are avail­able. These are the heavy lifters for search­ing tran­scrip­tions par­tic­u­lar­ly wild­cards. Use the aster­isk fol­low­ing or pre­ced­ing a search string to find rows that might con­tain the data being hunted.

But, the real pow­er of the text mode is the Generate results fea­ture. By click­ing the Generate results but­ton, a win­dow with the results will be gen­er­at­ed. This work great for pulling out spe­cif­ic rows into a new win­dow. To help keep tran­scrip­tion in con­text, rows before and after can be set to be includ­ed in the gen­er­ate win­dow. The pro­ceed­ing and/​or fol­low­ing rows will be includ­ed in the new win­dow. It is often impor­tant in tran­scrip­tion analy­sis to find out what said before or after an utter­ance to bet­ter under­stand its meaning.

When sim­ply find­ing text in a tran­scrip­tion win­dow, any found text will be high­light­ed in the win­dow using the col­or cho­sen in the col­or well, default is red. Options to Bold or Underline are also available.

To clean up the found text items, click on the Clear now but­ton. All high­light­ed text will become unhigh­light­ed. The Auto clear option can be ticked which will clean up pre­vi­ous­ly found strings of text. Or, auto clear can be unticked and using the col­or well, mul­ti­ple strings can be found and high­light­ed in dif­fer­ent colors.