Descript makes it easy to insert speaker labels without lifting your fingers from the keyboard.
To add a speaker label, move the cursor to the beginning of the text you’d like to attribute — then use your keyboard to type an @ symbol
(Shift + 2) , followed by the name of the person you'd like to label.
For example, if I wanted to insert a speaker label for Samantha, I'd just type:
@Samantha , followed by the
You'll notice that when you type an @, a pop-over window appears with several options:
- Insert a label for a new speaker
- Add a label for an existing speaker
- Insert a Marker
You can use your mouse to select from these options, but it's faster to use the arrows on your keyboard — and faster still to just type the name of the person you're labeling. If you've already created a label for someone, Descript will auto-complete their name for subsequent labels as you begin typing their name
This article applies to Descript for Windows.
For help with Descript for Mac, click here.