There are five products on the market that law firms
use to receive a transcript with linked exhibits. Those
products are listed below. A linked transcript with
exhibits is simply a file that contains hyperlinks to
the scanned exhibits. In a linked transcript, if an
exhibit is referred to – for instance, Exhibit
1 – every time Exhibit 1 is referenced in a transcript,
the end-user can click on the word “Exhibit 1”
and it will open up the exhibit.
– We can create a portfolio for you that contains
your exhibits, transcripts, e-transcripts, master index,
and ASCII files all in one Adobe .pdf file. You just
need to have the free Adobe
Acrobat viewer installed. You will be able
to read your transcript and when you are ready to view
the corresponding exhibit just click on it from the
table of contents.
RealLegal’s product for receiving the linked exhibits
and transcripts is a Bundle. Just like the e-transcript
file, there is no special software required.
– LiveNote’s product for receiving the linked
exhibits and transcripts is a .lef file, which stands
for LiveNote Evidence Format. In order to use this product,
you must have LiveNote software installed.
– Summation’s product for receiving the
linked exhibits and transcripts is a .sbf file, which
stands for Summation Briefcase Format. In order to use
this product, you must have Summation software installed.
- Adobe Acrobat allows our office to hyperlink either
a full-size transcript or a condensed transcript with
the exhibits. Much like a link on the internet, when
you open your PDF file you can go to the index of the
transcript, click the exhibit, and it will open for