Using Find and Replace to Change Speaker Identifications Word 2016

Want to add a speaker's name to your transcript instead of our standard speaker identifications of S1, S2, etc.? You can do this easily by using Microsoft Word's Replace feature.

Open your .docx-formatted transcript in Word. Make sure the Home tab is selected.   

Click Replace.   

Enter the current speaker ID (S1, S2, etc.) in the box marked Find What. Enter the name you want to use for this speaker in the box marked Replace with. Click Replace All.   

A box will open confirming that the change was made and showing how many times it was replaced. Click OK. You may repeat steps 3 and 4 for any additional speaker IDs you wish to replace.   

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