Export to ASCII allows you to create a generic version of the transcript. In other words, it allows the transcript to be opened in litigation products, Notepad, Microsoft Word or other text editors. There are several different ASCII format options available such as Page Image, Compressed , CaseView, Summation, Amicus and raw ASCII.
When exporting to ASCII, Case CATalyst analyzes the layout of the selected file to determine the left most paragraph margin. Case CATalyst considers all paragraph styles in the layout to determine if a left margin value less than the line number value exists. This includes all paragraph styles in the layout that are not used in the transcript.
How to Export File to ASCII Format
From anywhere in Case CATalyst, click Functions, Export ASCII (Alt-u, a). The Export dialog box displays.
On the left side under Export Files, select the files you want to export by checking the box next to each file name. To export all the files in a case, check the box next to the case.
On the right side, click Options. The ASCII Export Options dialog box displays.
NOTE: The following are the most common options used to export ASCII files. For information on the options not covered in this article, open Help (F1), click the Search tab, type ASCII Export Options, followed by Enter.
Default Location - The location where the ASCII file will be saved. To change the location, click the Browse button.
Additional Copy - Check this box to create an additional copy of the ASCII export file. To change the location, click the Browse button.
Keep CATalyst Job Name - Check this box to keep the same CATalyst job name when the ASCII is created.
If Original Filename Exists, Automatically Suggest a New Name - Check this to automatically at a number 1 to the end of the filename if the save location already exists in the save location.
Include Page Numbers - Check this box to have the page numbers appear on each page.
Form Feeds Between Pages - Check this box to ensure, the page breaks of the ASCII coincide with the pages of the CATalyst file.
NOTE: The removal of headers and footers, blank lines, etc. due to type of ASCII format selected can result in the ASCII file page breaks not matching the original Case CATalyst job.
Include Line Numbers, Headers, and Footers - Check the boxes to include the line numbers, headers, and footers with the ASCII file.
Include Timestamps - Check this box to include the timestamps with the ASCII. You can choose to display either Clock (Actual Time) or Elapsed (starting at 00:00) timestamps.
To display the timestamps on the right side check Display Timestamps On Right. To have CATalyst determine the position, check Auto Position. To manually place the position, uncheck Auto Position, and type your desired position.
When finished selecting your ASCII options, click OK.
Click Export to create the ASCII file.
When CATalyst has finished creating the ASCII, the Export Complete dialog box displays. Click OK