The Export Button allows you to export in five ways:
When exporting audio you can select whether to export with changes to your playback settings (this is on by default); Speed (excluding export as video), Volume, Audio Clean-Up settings and Voice Shift.
With Export → Audio as Album you can save your project as an album, so that you can access it on your mobile phone or portable music player. It is saved into a folder named according to the Title tag field (see Tagging). In a music player this will be displayed as the Album title.
Each section is saved as follows:
- The first line of the Text Pane is used to name the audio file. This in effect becomes the Track name in a music player.
- The Image Pane is embedded in the audio file (except for m4a on XP). However, be aware that some media players will only display the image of the first track in an album.
If you use iTunes, you can avoid the extra step of importing it into iTunes afterwards by using Export → Album to iTunes to export directly; see the next section.
With Export → Album to iTunes you can save your project as an album and automatically import it in to iTunes. Your file is saved into a folder named according to the Title tag field (see Tagging). This will be displayed as the Album title.
Each section is then saved as follows:
- The Audio Pane is written as an audio track.
- The first line of the Text Pane is used to name the audio file. This in effect becomes the track name.
- The full Text and Reference Panes will be added as lyrics.
- The Image Pane is embedded in the audio file as track artwork.
The audio quality is determined by your import settings in iTunes.
If you select any or all of the chunks in the Audio Pane, you can save them to a single audio file using Export → Save Selected Audio. You can save the audio as wma, wav or opus. By selecting all the audio, this command allows you to use Audio Notetaker as an audio editor, as you can save to (and overwrite) the original audio file name. Of course you should never try to do this if you have set your Embedded/Linked setting to Linked.
If you choose wav as your export format, you will get a 16-bit PCM file, even if your original recording was in a compressed or 24-bit PCM wav format. This exporting system gives maximum compatibility with other programs, including dictation software.
You can export your audio along with any images or slides in your Image Pane, as an mp4 or wmv video. This will allow you to review your recording on other devices.
If you have audio chunks selected then only the audio and images in those sections will be exported to your video.
When you choose Export Audio and Images as video you will be asked to select a resolution (video size) for the output. You can then choose where to save the file and the format (mp4 or wmv) that you require.
Video export can take several minutes to complete depending on the specification of your PC, the resolution chosen and the duration of your audio.
You will be able to use the export options above to create an audio file and upload to your preferred transcription service, and then import the text transcription.