Creating Stories

Use the Story builder to combine multiple transcripts together into a new narrative

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Written by Olga
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Trint’s Story feature allows you to handpick key moments from one or multiple transcripts and effortlessly craft them into a new narrative. This guide will show you how to create a Story file and the tools that help you create powerful content.

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Creating a Story

First go to the Trint dashboard and click the “New Story” button in the navigation bar. This will create a new Story file that you can rename by clicking “Edit” at the top of the page.

Adding quotes

Open the transcript that you want to draw quotes from and simply select the text that you’d like to add, then click the “Add to Story” button in the pop-up above your selection.

add to story button

A sidebar will pop up on the right, where you can choose the Story file that you want to use – or create a new one if you haven’t already – then click the yellow button at the bottom of the screen.

You can also color highlight key quotes in a transcript and add all of them to a Story in one go. Just click the “Add to Story” button in the navigation bar of the Trint Editor, choose the highlighted colors you want to add, then click the yellow button to make it happen.

You’ll see a pop-up confirming that the Story has been updated, which you can also click on to load the Story file.

Repeat this process for every transcript you want to draw quotes from, allowing you to combine key moments from multiple audio/video files into one Story.

Crafting your narrative

Every quote that’s added to a Story can be dragged and dropped to easily rearrange sections. Above each quote you can see which Trint the quote came from and how long the quote is. You can also click on the Trint's name to be redirected back to the original transcript.

To help craft your narrative or keep track of sections, you can add headings and body text to your Story.

Just hover over the space in-between two sections and click on the “+Add a heading or text” option comes up.

⚠️ Please note: these blocks will only export in the Word format.

Once you have blocks set up with quotes underneath you can collapse sections and move them around, making arranging your story much simpler.

At the very bottom of the screen you can also view the total duration of the Story, along with the number of quotes you've added so far.

Story FAQs

  • How do I delete a text block?

You can delete a quote or a text block by hovering over it and clicking the little trash icon to the right-hand side.

  • How do I export a Story?

When you’re ready to export, click the button in the top left-hand corner, choose your file format and click the yellow button to download your Story.

  • Can I collaborate on a Story with colleagues?

Yes. Just click the yellow button in the top corner and invite colleagues to view or edit the Story file – with different permissions depending on how much access they need.

  • How do I edit quote text and timecodes?

Quotes can only be edited from the original Trint file. If you need to amend the text or timecode – delete the quote from the Story file, then make your edits the transcript before re-adding the quote back to your Story.

  • Can I make a Story from a Live Transcription?

That feature is not available at the moment. Once the Live Transcription is completed, you can add the final transcript to a Story file.

  • If I accidentally delete a section of the story, can I recover it?

Unfortunately, no, you will have to add that section from the original Trint again.

We hope you have found this article useful. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at and our team will be happy to help.

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