In this mode, the Interaction is not displayed. Instead, the annotations of all the prompts in a selected .xml file are displayed in the Editor, in alphabetical order. All audios are clearly marked, and a field appears below them, allowing you to easily enter the correct annotation.
Working in File mode is useful for translating very large and complex projects, where it is impractical to navigate to every page of the Interaction in Simulator mode.
Note: VXML Connector saves the annotations in .xml files in the AudioToText subfolder of the projects folder. As long as correct syntax is maintained, you can edit these files using any text or XML editor. In larger projects, it is recommended to divide the prompts into several .xml files for better management. For example, Digits.xml could contain the translations of all digits and numbers; Date.xml could contain translations of dates, and so on.
For more information, refer to Setting Up the Prompts Files.
To use the Prompts Editor (File mode):
- In the center pane of the Editor, below the audio player, click the Files button.
A list of the files related to the project is displayed on the left side of the Editor.
- Select the relevant file from the list.
All prompts of that file are listed in the center pane of the Editor, in alphabetical order.
- From the center pane of the Editor, click the audio link of the relevant prompt.
The voice prompt is loaded into the audio player and the recording is played.
- If necessary, use the audio controls at the top of the pane to pause and/or repeat the recording.
- In the field below the audio link, enter the translation for the audio file. Use the Quick Guide to help you select the appropriate annotation(s).
To insert an annotation into the field, position the cursor at the point where you want to insert the annotation, and then click the relevant link in the Quick Guide.
Note: For detailed information about translation and using annotations, refer to Converting VXML Scripts to Visual Elements.
- At the top of the center pane of the Editor, click Save.
Your changes are saved in the selected .xml prompt file.
- Repeat Steps 3-6 as necessary, until all audios in the file have been handled.