FAQ's

+ What is TranscriptPad?

TranscriptPad is an app designed specifically for legal professionals to read and review transcripts, create designations, and flag or email certain sections.

It is a simple, yet powerful solution created specifically for the needs of judges, lawyers, paralegals, experts, trial presentation consultants, or anyone who works with transcripts.

Easy to carry, and easy to use, TranscriptPad replaces stacks of marked up paper transcripts with flags, Post-it notes, and highlighted sections, and includes powerful reports and export options for collaboration.

TranscriptPad’s powerful simplicity makes it the easiest and most effective way to review and annotate transcripts.

+ How much is TranscriptPad, and where can I buy it?

TranscriptPad is available in the App Store app on your iPad for $89.99. It is available at a discount when purchased in the Ultimate Litigation Bundle.

TranscriptPad comes with free technical support. There are no subscription fees, no registration costs, and no yearly maintenance.

+ How do TranscriptPad’s features compare to other apps' features?

TranscriptPad is the only full-featured transcript review tool available on the iPad. Its capabilities are superior to most desktop tools at a fraction of the price. TranscriptPad was named Top Legal Productivity App by Legal Productivity.

+ How does TranscriptPad compare to an app like GoodReader or iAnnotate?

TranscriptPad is laser-focused on the transcript reading and review needs of a lawyer or legal professional.

TranscriptPad uses TXT files to create designations based on specific page and line information, assign Issue Codes, Highlight and Underline specific parts of testimony, Flag and add Notes, and then create customized reports that can be emailed or printed. Other general apps will not allow this granular type of workflow.

Also, because TranscriptPad was developed specifically for the purpose of transcript review, we’ve added details that are important to a reviewers needs, but that aren’t included in general apps:

  • Read hands free with adjustable speed.
  • Search one transcript, multiple transcripts from one deponent, or across an entire case, including daily transcripts from trial.
  • Create and assign custom Issue Codes on the fly.
  • Select a line, paragraph, or pages in 2 taps, as opposed to holding your finger on a word and dragging small handles to expand the selection.
  • Easily Highlight, Email, or Flag the text selections
  • Assign one or multiple custom Issue Codes.
  • Access case exhibits while reading, without losing your page.
  • Create and Email or Print customized reports.
  • Share an entire case file for backup or second-pass review.

    + How does TranscriptPad compare to desktop transcript review tools?

    TranscriptPad is portable, and provides full transcript review at a fraction of the price of desktop software.

TranscriptPad allows you to review transcripts anytime, anywhere, for a better work-life balance, frees you from needing to be connected to firm servers, and lowers firm overhead. No other desktop or cloud based software subscription is required.

GETTING STARTED WITH TRANSCRIPTPAD

+ What file formats does TranscriptPad accept?

TranscriptPad accepts transcripts in TXT format, and exhibits in PDF format.

IMPORTING DOCUMENTS INTO TRANSCRIPTPAD

+ How do I import my files into TranscriptPad?

Files can be imported into TranscriptPad using the following methods:

By pressing the Cloud Storage button you can access your files stored on Box, Citrix ShareFile, Dropbox, Transporter, or your own WebDAV server.

Files can be imported one at a time from an email received on your iPad. Simply press and hold on any supported file type attached to an email and press the “Open In TranscriptPad” button.

You can import files from another quality app by selecting “Open In...” from within the other app and choose TranscriptPad.

Files can also be quickly imported into TranscriptPad using the File Sharing option under the Apps tab in iTunes when you connect your iPad to your computer. (Transferring folders is not supported by iTunes File Sharing.)

TranscriptPad’s supported file types are: TXT for transcripts and PDF for exhibits.

+ Can I import a transcript as a PDF file (full page or mini)?

You can import PDF file, however TranscriptPad will consider a PDF to be an exhibit, not a transcript. You won’t be able to use Issue Codes, Flags, or any of the other powerful features with PDF files. To work with transcripts the files need to be TXT files.

+ Does TranscriptPad accept PTX files?

A PTX file (also referred to as an “E-Transcript” or “E-Trans” file) is a proprietary format owned by Thomson Reuters. You can open a PTX transcript on your desktop PC if you have the E-Transcript Viewer installed, and save your file as TXT to use in TranscriptPad.

Just choose File > Save As > Ascii... And choose Text File (.TXT) in the “Save as type:”, and Amicus in the “Transcript Style:” drop down lists. The resulting file can be opened in TranscriptPad.

If you don't have E-Transcript Viewer, you can download it for free on your PC by going here:

http://store.westlaw.com/software/ebundle/viewer/default.aspx)

Easier still, request the transcript in TXT ASCII format from your court reporter.

+ Is there a limit to the size or number of documents that I can import into TranscriptPad?

The only limitations are with the storage size limitations of the iPad itself, and TXT files are very small files.

CLOUD STORAGE

+ What Cloud Storage options does TranscriptPad offer?

  • Box
  • Citrix ShareFile
  • Dropbox
  • Transporter
  • WebDAV

+ What is WebDAV?

WebDAV (Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning) is a method that allows you to download files stored on remote servers. By linking to a WebDAV server from TranscriptPad, you can easily copy documents to and from your own remote server, like your own “private cloud”.

Note: Because there is no certification process for WebDAV server implementations, and due to the nature and differences between each WebDAV server, we are unable to troubleshoot or support WebDAV issues. You may have to check with your server administrator or web service provider for availability and configuration of a WebDAV server.

MULTIMEDIA

+ Does TranscriptPad support video files?

You can read and review a transcript from a video deposition, but the video will not play in TranscriptPad. TranscriptPad is only used for reading and reviewing TXT files (and associated exhibits in PDF format).

PRESENTING USING TRANSCRIPTPAD

+ Can TranscriptPad display my iPad screen on a projector?

Yes, you can mirror the TranscriptPad interface by connecting the iPad to a projector or flat panel monitor using a VGA or HDMI cable, and the Apple adapter appropriate to your iPad model. You can also present wirelessly using Apple TV and Air Play.

VOLUME PURCHASING

+ How do I purchase TranscriptPad in volume?

Apple offers volume purchasing programs for business and education.

BUSINESS

EDUCATION

MISCELLANEOUS

+ Where can I find out what version of the iOS my iPad is using?

Go to Settings > General > About > Version

+ How do I quit all the apps and do a cold reboot to refresh the iOS?

If you experience problems with an app on your iPad, one of the first things you should do is close all your apps and do a cold reboot. Please note that on an iPad quitting an app is very different from closing your app, and doing a cold reboot is very different from simply turning off your iPad. This is a good procedure to follow occasionally to "refresh" the iOS.

  • Go to the home screen, then double-press the Home button (the only button on the front of your iPad) to bring up multitasking.
  • Place your finger on the app preview screens, then do a swipe up gesture to quit each app. The preview screen will slide up and disappear, indicating the app has quit, and the other apps will slide in from the left. Once they are all closed, press the Home button again to close multitasking.
  • Next, do a cold reboot of the iPad by pressing and holding the Home button AND On/Off button (at the same time) for 10+ seconds, keep both buttons pressed even when the screen goes black. Only release the buttons when you see a white Apple icon.