Isolating one word from an Audiobook file

Hi everybody,

I am new to this forum and kind of new to the Audacity program. Here is my question:

I have a recorded book that is an Audiobook, an MP3 file. What I would like to do is isolate a single word from the rest of the from the file. There is already no background music in the file.

Let me give you, part of the text being read from the Audiobook:

“The act of paying is perhaps the most uncomfortable infliction that the two orchard thieves entailed upon us…”

Now what I want to do is take out one single word, for example, lets take the word [orchard]. How do I use Audacity to take out the word orchard from the rest of the text and have the word orchard being read as the only word in an MP3 file?

If anybody knows the answer to this question, please give detailed instructions. Thank-you for your help

Your question has little to do with “Adding Features to Audacity” (see title of this part of the forum).

Assuming that you are using Audacity 1.3.12 on Windows…
Select the word “orchard” (click and drag with the mouse over that part of the waveform.
Press the Play button to check that you have selected the correct part (the selected part of the track will play).
Adjust the selection if necessary by holding down the SHIFT key, then click near one end of the selection and drag the edge of the selection.
When you have the correct part selected, go to the File menu and use “Export Selection” to export the selected region as an audio file (for example as a WAV file).

What page said is a bit ambiguous… It could be understood as search the audio file for a word and remove all the occurrances of that word (a bit link doing a find and replace function in a text document).

(I think this topic could me moved to audio processing… do you agree?)

Thanks for answering. I am new to the forum and I apologize if I posted a question in the wrong topic. If this question is moved please send me a message on where it is redirected.

@steve: I will try those instructions and let you how it turns out.
@bgravato: to be clearer. I am not trying to remove all instances of that one word orchard I am trying to keep ONLY the word orchard and have all others remove all other words and only have the word orchard playing.

Thank-you for your help.

The word “orchard” is selected.