Forum How to Print a Lesson Transcript

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. 

Margaret-RocketLanguages

Margaret-RocketLanguages

Hi HelenaM6, I just wanted to let you know that transcripts have been added to the Rocket Arabic lessons now. Give them a try, and please let us know if you have any feedback!

James6084

James6084

Hi there. I am also having difficulty downloading PDF transcripts for rocket Spanish. Ive used Chrome and duckduckgo. Both do not work. it trys to print the whole webpage not specifically the transcript or other extra. I was under the assumption that all materials were able to be downloaded and used offline for each lesson. That was a major selling point for me because i spent most of my time out at sea and im only in port for a short time. I feel all of this could easily be simplified by just adding a clickable download button for each lesson part or whole lesson with the extras. what would really be amazing is if it were possible to downloads entire modules at once. This would be a HUGE help for when im out at sea for months at a time. I appreciate your help. thank you

Margaret-RocketLanguages

Margaret-RocketLanguages

Hi James6084,

Thanks for your post! I'm sorry to hear you're having trouble with the lesson printing. At the moment, if you print an Interactive Audio lesson page, you will see the conversation, as well as extra vocab. Unfortunately, being able to print transcripts is not something we have ever offered. It sounds like it's something you would find helpful, so I will pass this on to the product development team. We would need to have a few more learners requesting it before any decisions were made.

Regarding downloading the audio, you might find the following more convenient:

Log into the app>Click on the ellipsis in the top right corner>Select Playlist

Here you will see a list of all of the audio lessons that you can download from one place. You will still have to download each one separately, but it will save you from switching lessons. 

I hope that helps!

James6084

James6084

Hey Margaret. Thanks for getting back to me.  I get what you're saying. I was a little confused about how the pdfs were offered. in the “help” section under “Can I download my course materials?" it states 

“The podcast-style Interactive Audio lessons can be downloaded to your device for offline use. You can download all other lessons in PDF format.”

This is kinda misleading. I mean yes you can print/save the webpage with most of the material on it but i feel that's kinda sloppy on the development side. It's really a waste of ink if I print it. Or distracting if I save it as a pdf. Why would I need unclickable play buttons on a pdf or paper? I'm not trying to be a pain but this is why I bought this product. The description from the company led me to believe that I could download/print a clean looking transcript with the audio similar to pimsleur. Also it seemed likely that the extra material in each lesson was able to be printed as well. i figured that everything could also be saved in the app because that seems to be the norm amongst other similar products like duolingo and lingo deer. I just assumed rocket language was on par or even surpassed these other products. 

On a final note I want to say that the material/content you provide is great. The presentation of it is also good as well as the curriculum. You guys are doing a good job and I see the effort. It was amazing to see some improvements geared toward the traveler/minimalist to make offline learning simpler and cleaner. I'll be happy to share any ideas if you'd like. anyway thanks again for your time


 

Margaret-RocketLanguages

Margaret-RocketLanguages

Hi James,

Thanks so much for your reply. You're right - our FAQ is misleading. It should say that the lessons can be printed, not downloaded as PDFs. I've gone ahead and updated it to prevent any further confusion. My sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused there. 

Unfortunately we're unable to change the way the course works, and there are features where an internet connection is required (e.g. our voice recognition and testing). Do you think that the course is still going to be right for you?

James6084

James6084

Hey Margaret,

thanks a lot for that. i appreciate it. As far as your question. I'm still on the fence. I really like the content the course provides. i think the audio, although similar to pimsleur and spanishpod 101, is good quality and has good content. The fact that I can't take the majority of the material with me is a big turn off given my situation. I realize you can't really change the course and I understand why. I'm just trying to justify the price. As I said, the content is good but I'm not sure if it justifies the price tag. If the app itself was able to hold the complete lessons minus maybe a couple things like voice recognition then I could see the value in the product. but only being able to really use an audio clip doesn't quite cut it. I will try to get what I can out of it and see if I can make it work but as of now I'm not sure yet.  thanks again for your timely reply. it does mean a lot.


 

Margaret-RocketLanguages

Margaret-RocketLanguages

Thanks for your reply James. Just let me know what you decide. You can either reply here, or contact the customer support team ([email protected]). 

Would having a full audio recording of the Language and Culture lessons, that was downloadable, be useful in your situation? It's something that we have talked about in the past here at Rocket Languages, and we are thinking of trialling soon. If it was something we DID go ahead with, it would be a large project, and would take quite some time to complete all languages/levels. But would it be the kind of thing you'd find helpful?

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