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Chapter 11. Producing and Deploying Clos... > Creating Your Closed-Captioned Text

Creating Your Closed-Captioned Text

You have your style guide; now you’re ready to begin formatting your text. The first step is to convert the audio into a text file. You can tackle this problem in a number of ways.

Manual Conversion

First let’s deal with manual conversion. Here a transcriber listens to the audio and enters all speech and other audio information into a file in a word processor. Then the transcriber starts breaking the file into individual captions according to standards used by the closed-captioning program. For example, MAGpie has very specific requirements for text input.


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