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Searching the video transcripts for a specific word or phrase

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Video: Searching the video transcripts for a specific word or phrase

As mentioned in an earlier movie, one of the tabs All new courses at lynda.com have transcripts provided Transcripts are searchable by typing a word Keychain and I'll press Enter.

Searching the video transcripts for a specific word or phrase

As mentioned in an earlier movie, one of the tabs you'll find on the course's page is the Transcript tab. All new courses at lynda.com have transcripts provided anywhere between a few days, to just a week or two after their release, and we're constantly updating older courses with transcripts as well. This allows us to not only provide closed captioning for our members with hearing impairments but transcripts also make it possible for search engines to index our course content and for our members to find and navigate relevant course information. Just click the Transcript tab to see if transcripts are available. Transcripts are searchable by typing a word or phrase into the search field over here.

This makes it easy, to see if the course you're browsing contains the information you're looking for. For example, in this course I'm using Mac OS X Mavericks, I'd like to know if the author covers the topic of using iCloud Keychain to store passwords. So I'll type, iCloud Keychain and I'll press Enter. And in just a moment, I see there are 163 matching results in the video titles and the transcripts of the movies themselves. The results are displayed here below, organized by the videos they appear in. Notice each instance of iCloud and Keychain is in bold. From here, I can either click on the name of the video to start playing that video, or I can browse through the text.

And if I see a section that seems relevant to the information I'm looking for, I can click that part of the sentence to jump directly to that portion of the video. So I'll click this sentence that says in order to turn on an iCloud Keychain. You can clear the search field by clicking the X button, which will return the display to the table of contents. When there's no search term in the search field you're free to pop open the transcript of any movie by clicking its name and then scanning through it to see if it's something you want to watch. And again, you can click anywhere within the transcript to jump to that portion of the video. So that's how to use transcripts on the course details page.

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How to use lynda.com

36 video lessons · 210590 viewers

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  1. 7m 6s
    1. Welcome
      1m 14s
    2. Choosing the membership plan that meets your needs
      1m 19s
    3. A quick overview of our site
      4m 33s
  2. 19m 20s
    1. Browsing the library
      4m 51s
    2. Finding content with the search feature
      3m 36s
    3. Searching by author
      1m 9s
    4. Finding the latest releases
      33s
    5. Subscribing to the Latest Releases RSS feed
      4m 23s
    6. Using the site map
      47s
    7. Exploring the mobile site
      4m 1s
  3. 18m 24s
    1. Navigating a course details page
      3m 26s
    2. Downloading and using the exercise files
      1m 32s
    3. Searching the video transcripts for a specific word or phrase
      1m 49s
    4. Choosing the right video player for your needs
      2m 18s
    5. Using basic video player controls
      4m 21s
    6. Providing feedback about the content you've watched
      33s
    7. Finding courses to watch next and defining your interests
      1m 50s
    8. Watching courses with AirPlay and the iOS app
      2m 35s
  4. 29m 56s
    1. Creating and managing your playlists
      5m 48s
    2. Sharing your playlists
      4m 5s
    3. Using curated playlists
      2m 39s
    4. Bookmarking videos, chapters, or courses that interest you
      6m 20s
    5. Starting where you last left off with Course History
      1m 31s
    6. Using My notes NEW
      5m 48s
    7. Printing and sharing Certificates of Completion
      2m 49s
    8. Keeping yourself logged in
      56s
  5. 4m 8s
    1. Updating your member profile information
      1m 14s
    2. Setting your news and email preferences
      52s
    3. Updating your billing information
      27s
    4. Changing your membership plan
      33s
    5. Canceling your membership plan
      35s
    6. Reactivating a previous membership
      27s
  6. 2m 42s
    1. Searching FAQs
      43s
    2. Contacting client services and tech support
      1m 21s
    3. How to request a course and training topic
      38s
  7. 22s
    1. Goodbye
      22s

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