TranscriptPad has a unique Share Annotated Transcript feature that allows a user to export a single transcript from a TranscriptPad Case File, including any associated annotations such as Issue Codes or Highlights, and share it with another TranscriptPad user. This allows a legal assistant or associate to do a first pass on a transcript, adding Highlights, Issue Codes, Flags and Notes, and then share that transcript (by email, uploading to Dropbox, even by AirDrop) with another TranscriptPad user for further review and annotation. This Share Annotated Transcript feature will also be useful for collaboration with an expert witness, and for our customers working on MDL and class action cases. Co-counsel in any given matter can share universally-relevant transcripts and annotations with each other from across an office, or across the country. An annotated transcript can even be shared with your opposing counsel as you prepare for trial, including only an Issue Code called “Our Designations”. Your opposing counsel can then add their designations and send the transcript back to you. You will each see each other’s designations, and can add Flags and Notes for objections, then create a beautiful color-coded PDF report to submit to the Court for rulings.
To share a transcript just tap on the Share Annotated Transcript button at the top of the screen to the left of the file name. There is a Share Message that is included with the transcript so you can keep track of versions. The default Share Message is Shared on YYYYMMDD-HHMMSS but you can type your own message. Next, choose what annotations you want included in the shared transcript. For example, you may want to share everything with your co-counsel, but only share the “Our Designations” Issue Code with opposing counsel. When the shared transcript is imported by another TranscriptPad user they will get a message saying that it was copied to their TranscriptPad Inbox, and they need to press the Plus button and New Files to see and select the file to import. The imported transcript file will display the Share Message under the transcript name to help you keep track of versions of the same transcript.