Under some circumstances it might be useful to combine the contents of two separate transcription files into a single one. To achieve this, follow these steps:
A dialog window appears:
If one of the files to be merged is currently opened, select
Choose the second file by clicking thebutton.
*.eaf file (i.e. as a result the second file's annotations
are followed by the first file's annotations).
(please note, the last annotation does not always end at the time the video
file ends but can occur before that time).
*.eaf file (hence after a given
Checkif you would like to add the media files from the second source to the list of linked files from the first source. This is helpful if you are merging two different projects which contain different media files.
Enter a file name for the result of the merge operation.
Click on Merge Transcriptions dialog window will appear:. A
The tiers of the first source are shown as a reference; these don't have to be selected because the first source is always copied completely. The sort buttons allow to list the tiers alphabetically, ascending or descending. The second list shows the tiers of the second source. They can be selected individually or all at once through thebutton. This list of tiers can be sorted as well, independently of the tiers of the first source.
Select the tiers of the second source file that you want to merge with the first file.
If there are common tiers (tiers with the same name) in both files and you want to allow annotations of the second file to overwrite those of the first, make sureis checked. If this option is not checked, only those annotations of the second source will be added to the tier in the first source, that do not overlap any existing annotations.
If there are tiers with the same name in both files and you don't want to merge those tiers, you can select the Event in both files, the tier from the second source will be copied as Event-1 (continuing numbering until a unique name is found).option. The tiers from the second source will then be copied with a suffix added to the name. E.g. if there is a tier named
Click onto start merging.
When the merge procedure has been finished you can choose whether to open the result immediately in a new ELAN window: