When a new project is saved, a folder for the project is automatically created within the Projects folder. This folder contains the project's ProjectConfiguration.xml file (with the initial configured settings) as well as an empty AudioToText subfolder.
The AudioToText subfolder will later hold all the .xml files containing the prompts for the project. However at the beginning, clicking the Files button of the Prompts Editor will display no .xml files, as the subfolder is empty.
The following procedure explains how to create the necessary .xml files and configure their content so the File mode of the Prompts Editor can be used most efficiently.
To set up the first prompts files:
- At the top of the center pane of the Editor, click Page to display Simulator mode.
- In Simulator mode, translate at least one prompt using the appropriate annotation(s). For example:
- Click Save.
A prompts.xml file is automatically created in the project's AudioToText subfolder. The file lists the directory path of the prompt, the name of the prompt, and the translation.
- Navigate to the newly created .xml file and open it. Within the prompts tag, add the directory paths of your prompts files, and below each one enter the prompt names in the format shown below. It is recommended to enter a placeholder (e.g., set the default annotation as To translate) for prompts that will be translated at a later time. This placeholder will serve as an alert to the Files mode user who is creating the annotations.
- To keep your project organized and manageable, it is recommended to create multiple prompts files and arrange them in different folders, in the same way that you manage your current prompt files.
It is recommended to have one prompt file for each directory. This can be accomplished by duplicating the original .xml file, renaming the copies, and placing the relevant prompts in the appropriate file. For example, you could set up a digits.xml, a date.xml, and so on.