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Lightning-Fast Search Results

Instantly search through your depositions or scan your entire case’s transcripts with ease, providing page and line references at your fingertips, enabling rapid information retrieval.

The .txt file format that TranscriptPad uses does not take up much storage space on your device. This means you can (and should!) add every relevant transcribed record of your case, including deposition testimony, hearing testimony, trial testimony and more. 

Lightning-fast search resultsHow to Search 

At the top of the sidebar in TranscriptPad you’ll see a Search bar. Type your search term or key word and hit Return. You’ll get near-instant results shown in a blue circle beside the folder or transcript name in the sidebar. Tap the folder or transcript view your results. The search term will be highlighted on the transcript, and all the page and line results in a given transcript will be listed in the sidebar. Tap the page line in the sidebar to quickly jump to any search result in the transcript. You can search just one transcript, all transcripts in a given folder, or all transcripts in a case!

Exit a search by deleting the search term in the Search bar.

Annotate Search Results

Once you’ve conducted a search in TranscriptPad, you’ll also see an option to annotate your results using Annotate Search Results. This is a smart tool that will capture the question and answer set in which your search term was found, and allow you to apply an annotation. Search for a term in your transcript, then select Annotate Search Results. A popover will appear that will allow you to create an Issue Code, apply an existing Issue Code, or add an annotation like highlight or underline. If your term was present in a question, and you choose to highlight in the Annotate Search Results popover, the question and corresponding answer will be highlighted. Before exiting your search, you can tap Annotate Search Results again and choose to apply one or more issue codes, or add a new annotation.

Three Tips for TranscriptPad Search 

1) To quickly summarize key issues in a Case File, annotate search results for multiple terms and apply an issue code, then create a detailed PDF report and save it in the same folder as the transcript.

2) Transcripts are automatically organized by deponent. Try further organizing the various witnesses into broader folders to easily search all your witnesses, all adverse witnesses, all hearings, and more.

3) In trial quickly navigate to a transcript and page line using search to bring up related testimony during live testimony. 

Learn More:

See how trial attorney Jimmy Wilkins of Watkins & Eager uses TranscriptPad to automate the process of legal writing, respond to argument in a hearing, and cross-examine a witness on the stand during trial: