Script Editing Modes: Edit Media and Correct Text

One of the most important things to know about Descript is that there are two main editing modes: Edit Media and Correct Text.

  

Edit Media

Edit Media mode is great for organizing your content:

  • Delete unwanted sections of content
  • Cut/copy/paste from one section of your Composition to another, or to other Compositions in the same project. You can even copy text and media to other Projects!
  • Affects the underlying audio
  • Can only type punctuation

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Correct Text

Correct text is perfect for creating an accurate transcript:

  • Make corrections to typos
  • Add punctuation and capitalization
  • Cannot delete more than 40 characters at a time (helps prevent accidentally deleting your transcript if you meant to use Edit Media mode instead)

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Additionally, if your transcription is missing portions of text, you can use Correct Text to fill in the gaps:

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Switching Modes

To switch between the two modes, press Cmd + E on Mac, Ctrl + E on Windows, or click the dropdown in the upper left of your script:

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