Text Mode

Using text mode is very sim­i­lar in its way of build­ing up the search cri­te­ria to that of instances mode. However, text mode is designed to be used with tran­scrip­tion, sta­tis­ti­cal win­dows and label trees, so there are a few dif­fer­ent options.

The first dif­fer­ence is the search tar­get, only the front win­dow or all open win­dows can be searched. This mode will not search a fold­er of files like instance mode.

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The sec­ond dif­fer­ence is the data type options; Cell text, Cell script and Column title. These are the only types of data that can be searched for in this mode. Cell text will look for text that is con­tained a cell; this could be tran­scrip­tion or sta­tis­ti­cal out­put. Cell script will search the script that is attached to the cell. And Column title will search only in a giv­en col­umn name.

The last dif­fer­ence and most pow­er­ful aspect of text mode are the search options.

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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.