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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 new Story Builder makes it even easier to handpick key moments from one or multiple transcripts and effortlessly craft them into a new narrative. This guide will explore the new Story interface and show you how it helps you create powerful content.

From January 2023, Story Builder will be a beta feature available to a small number of Trint users. We plan to release the full update to all Trinters in early 2023 - so if you can’t see it yet, stay tuned.

This support guide will cover:

Creating a Story

First go to the Trint dashboard and click the “New Story” button in the navigation bar. If you are part of the Story Builder beta, you will have the option to try this new feature as shown in the image below.

story builder beta

You will now see our new Story interface, which has been designed to help you easily work between transcripts and your Story without needing multiple tabs on your browser. As before, you can rename the file by clicking “Edit” at the top of the page.

Editorial tools

Trint’s new Story Builder offers more dynamic editorial tools to help you turn key moments from your transcripts into powerful content - all without leaving the Trint platform.

editor tools

Any text you add to your Story can be formatted into different headings and styles such as bold, italics and underlined, much like other text document editors. This makes it easy to build an article around your quotes or add notes for a script or podcast outline.

Adding quotes

To add quotes, you can now search for any transcript from your Trint library using the panel on the right-hand side.

transcript search

Once you’ve found the Trint that you want to draw quotes from, click on it and you’ll see a simplified version of the transcript with any highlights included and a preview window to play back the original video or audio file

transcript view

Find the quote you want to add to your Story, then copy the text by pressing Ctrl + C (or Cmd + C on a Mac) on the selection. Then paste it into the Story Builder on the left by using Ctrl + V (or Cmd + V on a Mac).

copying transcript

Repeat this process for every transcript you want to draw quotes from - helping you effortlessly combine key moments from multiple audio/video files with headings and text to make a powerful new narrative.

Editing quotes

Every quote that’s added to a Story can be copied and pasted to easily rearrange quotes around your other headings and text.

Above each quote you will see the timecode from the source transcript indicating the start and end of the text. If you want to open the original file or delete the quote, just click on the icon to the left .

If you need to shorten a quote, you can edit it directly in the Story without needing to delete and re-add the quote from the transcript. This will also shorten the audio/video file to keep your playback in sync.

If you need to edit or remove the middle text from a quote, you can again do this without needing to go back to the transcript. Just press “Enter” in the place you want to cut and create two quotes, then remove the unwanted text.

At the very bottom of the screen you will see thumbnails for every quote you have added to the Story and the total duration of the combined audio or video. You can playback this at any time to hear your new narrative come together - a great feature for creating podcasts or video outlines.

Story FAQs

  • How do I delete a text block?

You can delete any text using the “Backspace” or “Delete” keys, or you can delete an entire quote by pressing the icon on the left and deleting it.

  • How do I export a Story?

When you’re ready to export, click the button at the top. In the current Story Builder beta version you can only export as a .docx file, but more formats (.edl, .m4a, and .xml) are coming soon. If you would like other file formats, let us know at

  • Can I collaborate on a Story with colleagues?

Yes. Just click the “Share” button at the top and invite colleagues to edit, comment or view your Story file - with different permissions depending on how much access they need.

  • 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?

You can undo actions using Ctrl + Z (Cmd + Z on a Mac) or pressing the “Undo” arrow in the top left corner of the document.

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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