Documentation

Online and downloadable documentation

Manual Description
Full manual (html) The full, online, browsable manual as a collection of html web pages
Full manual (pdf) The full manual as a pdf file of almost 400 pages. It can be viewed online or downloaded to disc for offline usage.
How-to guide (pdf) A short step-by-step introductory guide of less than 20 pages.
Media encoding guide (pdf) Guidelines and recommendations for encoding or converting audio and video files for usage in ELAN.
Clip Media on Windows and Linux (pdf) Guidelines on how to set up your system for clipping a segment of the media file(s) from within ELAN using another locally available application.
Clip Media on macOS (pdf) Guidelines on how to set up your system for clipping a segment of the media file(s) from within ELAN either by using Applescript and the QuickTime Player, or by using another locally available application.
Clipping scripts for macOS (zip) An archive with an example clip-media.txt and a few AppleScript files to store in the ELAN preferences folder on macOS. The clip-media.txt should be edited to fit the path of actual locations (see guidelines above).
   
EAF schema (pdf) Documentation of the EAF Annotation Format (version 3.0), the XML schema and its implementation in ELAN.
IPA Input method (html) An overview page of the keyboard mappings of the extended IPA input method.
Third party Other documentation can be found in the Documentation section of the Third party resources page.
Resource Description
Screencasts Screencasts of a few (nonbasic) functions, mostly introduced in version 6.0 and later: