screenshot of transcript text in a pop-up window on an iPoster

How do I add a narration transcript to my iPoster?

You can add a narration transcript to your iPoster after you have uploaded a narration audio file. You will be able to add it manually or, at some conferences, by using an AI component which will generate the transcript automatically.

In both cases once there is text in the transcript editing box a ‘Transcript’ button will appear on the preview version of your poster. Visitors can then click on this button to read the transcript.

This instruction is broken into two parts:

Part 1: Manually generate a narration transcript
Part 2: Auto generate a narration transcript

Please Note:

You will need to have uploaded an audio file to your poster to be able to follow the below instructions. See the FAQ on adding audio narration to your iPoster if you haven’t done this already.

Part 1: Manually generate a narration transcript

1. Click on the Narration button in the Main Menu. Click on the Enter Transcript button under your uploaded recording.

screenshot showing Enter Transcript button in iPosterSessions editor.

2. An empty content box will pop up. Add your narration transcript in here. You can either copy/paste it from a plain text document (i.e. Notepad) or you can type it in directly.

screenshot showing blank Edit Transcript content box in iPosterSessions editor.

3. Edit your transcript text as required using the tools in the tool bar. i.e. add headings, change the font style/size, change the text color etc…

screenshot showing paragraphs with headings in the Edit Transcript content box in iPosterSessions editor.

4. Click on the Preview button to check that the Transcript button has appeared at the bottom of your poster. Click on this button to view the transcript as visitors would.

Part 2: Auto generate a narration transcript

1. Click on the Narration button in the Main Menu. If your conference allows for auto generation of the transcript you will see a ‘Generate AI Transcript’ button as well as an Enter Transcript button.

2. Click on the Generate AI Transcript button. You must now wait for the transcript to generate. This usually doesn’t take more than an hour. However it may take longer depending on the size/length of the recording.

screenshot showing Refresh Status button in iPosterSessions editor.

3. After an hour has passed click on the Refresh Status button. This will check if your transcript has finished generating. If the transcript is ready you will see a button called Edit Transcript. You can click on this at any point to edit the text in your transcript. The AI may have made mistakes with some words and it is always a good idea to check this. You can also format the text as required here. i.e. add paragraphs, or change the color of the text etc…

screenshot showing Edit Transcript button in iPosterSessions editor.

4. Now you can click on Preview on your main menu and check that the Transcript button has appeared at the bottom of your poster. Make sure your transcript looks and reads okay for poster viewers.