To start ELAN, do the following:
Double-click on the ELAN icon (on your desktop, in the Start menu or in the Dock).
The initially empty window is displayed in which you can open different kinds of documents.
Click on the Figure 1.1).menu (see
The main options in themenu are:
in case you want to open an ELAN file
*.eaf) (Section 1.2.5)
in case you want to open a media file in
*.wav), but this
is not for opening an annotation file (
*.txt) (Section 1.2.2).
Other dialog windows will appear and prompt you to enter the names and locations of the different files. Then the ELAN window appears and displays the selected files.
Once you have started ELAN and opened a document, use themenu to open, create or import a second document.
Elan supports various user interface languages. You can set an interface language at any given time. To do so, chooseand select one of the available languages.
The selected Language does not influence the content of the produced or edited
At present Catalan, Chinese, Dutch, English, French ,German, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Korean language modules are available. However, new languages can be easily added. If you want to provide a translation for a different language, please contact the ELAN development team.
Alternatively, you can immediately incorporate a new translation as follows. In the
locale under the directory where ELAN is installed, you
will find the files
SearchLanguage.properties. These files can be used as a basis for
your translation. Copy the files to the directory .elan_data (Linux and Windows) or
Library/Preferences/ELAN (on Mac OS) in your home directory and simply edit the entries
in the files. To view the result of the translation, click and select .