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How to Print a Lesson Transcript

HelenaM6

HelenaM6

The instructions to print from the audio lesson does not work.  I right clicked on the download button but the drop down menu does not have “print” is there any other way I can get this information without having to sit through a whole audio that I can't even rewind?  Thanks.

marieg-rocket languages

marieg-rocket languages

Hi HelenaM6,

Please note you don't need to right click on the download icon for the Audio lessons, you can right-click on the lesson itself so you can see the “print” option. The right-click on the audio download icon is just for the audio itself, not for the text, so please make sure you right-click anywhere else in the lesson so you can see the proper options. The steps will vary depending on the browser you're using, but here's the Help page link:


https://www.rocketlanguages.com/help#303

 

Kind Regards

Peter--252

Peter--252

I'm not sure, Marie, but perhaps Helena was referring to the transcript of the lesson itself - by which I mean the text you see when you do the “Listen to the full lesson” facility?

I suspect this is not yet available, although one or two of us think it could be very useful.

If I've misinterpreted Helena's meaning I'm sure she will correct me!

Dr. T

Dr. T

I believe that it was possible to print dialogues and vocabuarly in the past as PDFs. I can't find that option anymore either. Is there still some way to download PDFs? That option was very helpful.

marieg-rocket languages

marieg-rocket languages

Hi Peter--252 and Dr. T,

Yes, the link on the Help Page gives directions as to how to download the Conversation Transcript and the Extra Vocabulary, as well as the L&C lessons as a PDF file, or just print it directly. You can also hit the keys “Control” + "P", and the print option will show up, from there, one can download the file as PDF. 

 

Kind Regards!

Peter--252

Peter--252

Hi Marie,

I've tried that but I think there is still a problem.  When you do that it usually leaves gaps where the lesson has the audio practice parts, especially in the “Extra Vocabulary”. 

For example: I printed as pdf the lesson 1.4 Italian Cuisine (in Rocket Italian) and got the dialogue, boxed, then several blank pages until I got to the “Expert Tip: Chunking” section.

It is possible to get the other stuff, but you have to click in the section itself, and then you only get the current page, so you have to do 3-4 downloads, and rename them (so that they aren't overwritten).

A similar thing happens in the Language and Culture lessons.

Either I'm doing something wrong, or there's a problem with the pdf download bit.

Sorry!

Dr. T

Dr. T

I agree with Marie. There is a problem. I click on different locations on the dialogue and extra vocabulary. I never am able to get all of the additional vocabulary to print. Many times, the extra vocabulary doesn’t  print at all, only several blank pages.

I even tried to copy and paste the Extra Vocabulary that is missing, into a Word document to try to print that way. This option won’t paste the missing vocabulary. There seems to be some sort of block on vocabulary sections.

This needs to be looked into. Representatives should not automatically assume the users are committing errors. It would be nice if some at RL would test out our problems to see for themselves,  I am a very proficient technology/computer user. Short of making several screen shots of the missing vocabulary, I cannot find a way around this problem.

Please, someone at RL take a serious look at our problem.

Thank you,

Margaret-RocketLanguages

Margaret-RocketLanguages

Thanks to everyone for their feedback and for pointing out this issue to us - it's much appreciated. Yes, at the moment if you try to print any lesson, only the phrases from the Interactive Audio Course conversations will appear. All other phrases are missing, and only a blank space appears. Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience, and for our initial confusion. 

We have asked the IT team to take a look, and hope to have a reply from them soon. We will let you know as soon as the issue has been resolved. 

Peter--252

Peter--252

Some further information - I've tried it using Microsoft Edge and the same problem occurs. So it's probably not a problem with Chrome. I didn't check out Internet Explorer.

Also, it seems to be a recent problem, as I know I have been able to print to pdf in the past.

Margaret-RocketLanguages

Margaret-RocketLanguages

Thanks for the extra information Peter--252. The IT team is working on the issue at the moment, so hopefully we will have some good news for you soon. Thanks again!

Margaret-RocketLanguages

Margaret-RocketLanguages

Hi again everyone, thanks for your patience. The IT team have been in touch to say that they have corrected the issue of information being missing from printed lessons. I have tested it, and everything looks back to normal for me. Please try printing the lessons again (Ctrl/Command P) and let me know if you continue to have trouble.

Peter--252

Peter--252

Just tried it and printing off to pdf now works fine, thanks.

By the way, HelenM6 (the originator of this thread) hasn't chipped in, and I was wondering if her original point was referring to the subtitles we get when playing through the lesson (that were introduced a couple of years ago).

I hope she will clarify! 

Margaret-RocketLanguages

Margaret-RocketLanguages

Hi Peter--252, thanks for your post. Glad to hear that the PDFs are working for you! 

Regarding your original post, HelenM6, unfortunately we've never given the option of printing the full written transcript of the lesson - only the conversation taught in each lesson. However, the audio lesson has always been downloadable by clicking on the download icon. In order to rewind while streaming the audio file, you can either use the 10 second forward or backward buttons, or you can click within the progress bar to adjust. 

I hope that helps! Please let us know if there's anything else you need. 

HelenaM6

HelenaM6

I really love the teaching style of Rocket Languages.  However a written transcript of the lesson is VERY helpful for visual learners.  I typically listen to the introductory instructional lesson while driving or walking.  I am not at a desk to stop the audio to write notes from the lesson as if I were in a physical classroom.  If I had a written physical copy, I can highlight the key concepts.  That helps me remember more.

Dr. T

Dr. T

Thank you very much for resolving this problem. I find if I “print screen”, the entire conversation and extra  vocabulary are now included in the printing option.

Thank you!

HelenaM6

HelenaM6

@Peter--252 "By the way, HelenM6 (the originator of this thread) hasn't chipped in, and I was wondering if her original point was referring to the subtitles we get when playing through the lesson (that were introduced a couple of years ago).

I hope she will clarify!"  - Here is my response. 

 1) I have never seen any subtitles for an audio.  What are you referring to?

2) If there were subtitles, then that could easily be turned into a transcript.

3) If I was hearing impaired, I would never be able to learn to understand the lesson because it is only in audio format. Hence….

My request for a transcript of the lesson that comes BEFORE the conversation between Hany and Amira

HelenaM6

HelenaM6

Here is a screen shot.  WHERE do I print the TRANSCRIPT (definition- tran·script| ˈtran(t)skript | noun| a written or printed version of material originally presented in another medium. - in this case the AUDIO lesson.) 

Am I just not being clear here?  I know I can print what is already in written form.  THAT is not a transcript.  If this is something that is not at all available in the Arabic lessons, then I am then requesting that it be worked on as an improvement to a very good program.  I am especially thankful that it is in the Egyptian dialect.  

I hope that from now on people stop chiming in to tell me I can print something that is non-existant. 

Margaret-RocketLanguages

Margaret-RocketLanguages

Hi HelenaM6,

Thanks for your posts. Most of our language courses include transcripts of the full audio lessons so learners can read along as the lesson plays. Unfortunately this feature is not yet available on Rocket Arabic, I'm sorry, but we're hoping to have them ready to go within the next few months.

Regarding being able to print the transcripts, I've sent a request to the Product Development team for their consideration. 

I hope that helps! All the best with your language learning.

HelenaM6

HelenaM6

Thank you For the response. This brings closure to my question. Please notify us when this feature goes live. Thanks again. 

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