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Settings/Options

General

    Show ANR on Start

      If checked, ANR's front panel (main program window) will show up on the screen immediately after the program was started.

    Launch ANR on StartUp

      If checked, Audio Notes Recorder will automatically launch itself every time your computer starts up.

    Pack Cassette on Delete

      If checked, digital cassette will be optimized for minimum hard disk space usage every time some message is being deleted.

    Change Export WAV Quality

      When exporting a message or cassette to WAV, EXE or for direct E-Mail sending, you will be prompted to lower sound quality in order to reduce exported file size.

    No Transparency in Message Editor

      If the program freezes when you attempt to open Message Editor it might be that there is a problem with displaying Message Editor's transparent bar. In that case the solution is to enable this option and disable transparency without losing any program functionality.

    Run without Tray Icon

      If you enable this option the program will not place its icon in the tray area of the taskbar so it will run as a standard Windows program that can not be minimized to tray.

    User Logo & URL

      Registered users can change small Logo on ANR's front panel (positioned between cassette wheels) as well as URL sitting behind it. Click on Browse button to find designated image file (bmp format only) on your disk and type in URL of choice in the second field available. Ideal image size for Logo is 43 x 43 pixels, but you can also use bmp image of any other size and it will be scaled to fit.

    Separator Sound (cassette export)

      When exporting a whole digital cassette (all messages to one file) Audio Notes Recorder can automatically add separator sound between messages. Click Browse to choose WAV file to be used as separator. Make this textbox empty if you do not want to use separator sound at all.

    Use Windows/ANR Volume Controls (not available on Vista computers)

      Choose which Volume Controls to bring up from Settings menu. Installation default for this option is Windows Volume Controls.

      If Audio Notes Recorder's Volume Controls utility is selected you will get access to all sound card volume controls (playback and recording) at one place. Number of available sliders depends solely on the installed driver. However, some drivers could cause problems with this feature, so if you have problems with Audio Notes Recorder's Volume Controls utility you have to switch back to using Windows Volume Controls.

      Note: Audio Notes Recorder's own volume controls utility can not work under Windows Vista so this option is not available. You will always have the following three options under Settings - Volume Controls: Mixer, Playback Devices and Recording Devices, and these will bring up corresponding Vista's dialogs.

Recording

    Suppress Microphone Noise Level / Recording Volume

      These two sliders should help you optimize microphone's sensibility for getting best results with Voice Operated Recording modes: V.O.R. and Spy.

      Note: For some sound cards and drivers, using only hardware related Recording Volume slider does not provide enough control over microphone's sensibility. For that reason we have added another (software only) control slider named "Suppress microphone noise level". Even so, there is no guarantee that voice operated recording will work as expected in all microphone/sound card/driver combinations.

    Pre-amplifier

      With this option you can increase/decrease the signal level of recorded sound. The available range is from -100% (total silence) to +100% (double the input signal level). Please note that this kind of amplification is artificial so depending on the input signal it can come to degradation in sound quality if peaks get cut off.

    Max Cassette Size

      This text box provides you with the ability to choose maximum cassette size according to your preferences accepting integer values starting from 1MB up to 2000MB (2GB). The following table shows some estimates of how big a cassette file will be depending on the quality and length of recording:

      8-bit sampling
        48KHz - high 44KHz - CD 22KHz - radio 11KHz - telephone 8KHz - low
      15 minutes
      42MB
      38MB
      19MB
      9.5MB
      7MB
      30 minutes
      84MB
      76MB
      38MB
      19MB
      14MB
      1 hour
      168MB
      152MB
      76MB
      38MB
      28MB
      2 hours
      336MB
      304MB
      152MB
      76MB
      56MB
      12 hours
      2GB
      1.82GB
      912MB
      456MB
      336MB


      16-bit sampling
        48KHz - high 44KHz - CD 22KHz - radio 11KHz - telephone 8KHz - low
      15 minutes
      84MB
      76MB
      38MB
      19MB
      14MB
      30 minutes
      168MB
      152MB
      76MB
      38MB
      28MB
      1 hour
      336MB
      304MB
      152MB
      76MB
      56MB
      2 hours
      672MB
      608MB
      304MB
      152MB
      112MB
      6 hours
      2GB
      1.82GB
      912MB
      456MB
      336MB

    Cassette Size

      This slider allows you to fine tune maximum cassette size up to the limit set in Max Cassette Size text box.

    Break Message While Recording

      With this option you can maximize the length of a single message. In that case the program will automatically start new message during recording each time it reaches the limit you set. For example, if you enable the option, set it to 15 minutes and make 40 minutes recording, you will get that recording automatically divided into three messages, first two with 15 minutes each and the last one with remaining 10 minutes.

    Temp Files Location

      While program is working it has to create some temporary files. By default, those temporary files are saved to the same folder where cassette files are saved. Here you can change the location for temporary files and set it to either temporary folder used by the Windows itself (system) or any other folder you want (custom). Setting a custom folder is a good option when you have additional hard drive with plenty of free space.

 

Playback

    On Stop Rewind to message start

      If disabled a message will not automatically rewind to the beginning of the message when playback is stopped. Please note that default state for this option is enabled and it affects only digital cassettes.

    Instant and Playback Pause rewind

    This parameter is related to Instant Rewind and Playback Pause Rewind options that are designed to make transcribing messages easier. Just enter zero (0) value if you do not want to use them. When some non-zero value is entered for this time offset parameter you will get the following two effects.

    Each time you release Playback Pause the program will automatically rewind the message for that time offset and continue with playback.

    Additionally, there is an off-focus shortcut (Down Arrow, see Available Shortcuts dialog, Off-Focus Mode tab) that gives you the opportunity to Instant Rewind your message on-the-fly during playback without stopping it.

    Rolling Resolution (Mouse) [%]

      This text box provides you with the ability to set percentage step for Exact Time Positioner navigation in conjunction with mouse wheel roll events.

    Volume Control (front panel)

      Determines whether ANR's front panel volume controls would change sound card's Master volume (Device volume on Vista) or Wave Out volume (Audio Notes Recorder Application volume on Vista).

    Transcription Playback Settings

      Three parameters available in this dialog give you full control over transcription playback mode. Transcription segment length tells the program for how long to keep the playback running before an automatic pause kicks in to give you time to catch up with typing. Pause between segments defines the length of the automatic pause and Auto-rewind before next segment tells the program how much to go back before playing the next segment. Default button will set all parameters back to factory values. With Test and Stop buttons you can try transcription playback on the spot providing you already have some recording to play.

Help
    Opens help index file.
Default
    Resets all values to factory settings.

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