It’s pretty easy to export your markers out of Adobe Audition. But for some reason, I couldn’t find any information on how to import markers into Adobe Audition.

I have a list of markers that were manually created in a text file and I wanted to import them into Audition.

But no matter what file format I tried, Audition wasn’t able to import the file.

After some trial and error, I came up with a way to do this using Google Docs.

1. Create a Google Doc Spreadsheet

Create a blank spreadsheet with the following columns:

How to Import Markers into Adobe Audition

Make sure to format the ‘Start’ and ‘Duration Time’ columns as ‘Text’. Just highlight the columns and from the Google Doc menu choose Format > Number > Plain Text.

2. Enter Your Marker Information

Enter your marker information using the same format that Audition uses for exported files:

How to Import Markers into Adobe Audition

I just put ‘decimal’ and ‘Cue’ as the default values in the ‘Format’ and ‘Type’ columns respectively.

3. Export Your File

Export your Google Doc spreadsheet to a tab separated text file:

Select File > Download As > Tab Separated Values (.tsv)

IMPORTANT: Once downloaded, rename the file from a .tsv extension to a .csv extension. Otherwise, Adobe Audition will give you an error when you try to import the file.

4. Import Into Adobe Audition

In Adobe Audition, select File > Import > Markers from File and select the file you just renamed.

And voila! Here are the markers imported into Adobe Audition:

How to Import Markers into Adobe Audition