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Express Scribe Software Development Kit
This is the Software Development Kit (SDK) for programmers to integrate Express Scribe as part of other software or larger systems. It is intended for programmers only.
At the moment Express Scribe is controlled using the command line. Functionality includes opening and closing files, dispatching files, deleting files and bringing Express Scribe to the front or back. The full specification of the command line options are set out below.
Express Scribe Command Line UsageExpress Scribe exe is located at "C:\Program Files\NCH Swift Sound\Scribe\scribe.exe". You can run command lines programmatically with the Win32 API call WinExec. See the Windows documentation for more. You should test your commands with the command line prompt if they are not working.
These options apply to Express Scribe version 4.00 and above.
Command Line Examples"C:\Program Files\NCH Swift Sound\Scribe\scribe.exe" "C:\My Documents\MyDictation.dct"
- opens the file "C:\My Documents\MyDictation.dct" with Express Scribe
"C:\Program Files\NCH Swift Sound\Scribe\scribe.exe" -front
"C:\Program Files\NCH Swift Sound\Scribe\scribe.exe" -donefile "C:\My Documents\MyDictation.dct"
Adding other functions to Express Scribe Command LineIf you need to be able to control other functions of Express Scribe from within your program, you can retain us to add the feature for you. Costs start from around $US150 depending on complexity. To request a quote, please submit it through www.nch.com.au/development.
Other InformationWe also offer corporate software development services if you want us to do the development for you or if you need more substancial changes to Express Scribe. To request a quote, please submit it through www.nch.com.au/development.
We can also rebrand Express Scribe with your logo and details for a small fee (see www.nch.com.au/reseller for more information).
You can distribute the Express Scribe install file with your software (but you may not attempt to modify it or hide its help file).
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