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Captivate 2019 - Adding text to speech

Participant ,
Feb 22, 2022 Feb 22, 2022

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Hi,

I have an eLearning video and I want to convert text-to-speech using an add-on/plug-in. How can one do it in Captivate?

Any suggestions on the best way to do it?

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Community Expert , Feb 22, 2022 Feb 22, 2022

Text to Speech will always be bit 'robotic'. Personally I prefer to record my voice.

The workflow for TTS (one possibility) which I use:

  • Open the Slide Notes panel (from Window menu).
  • Add each sentence in the slide notes as a separate note.
  • Click the TTS indicator next to each sentence (or on top - see screenshot red ellipse).
    TTS1.png
  • Click the icon button 'TTS on top (blue rectangle) to open the TTS editor.
  • Choose the wanted voice, you can choose a different voice for each sentence
    TTS.PNG
  • Click the button 'G
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Feb 22, 2022 Feb 22, 2022

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Terminology issues. Are you talking about a video inserted in a Captivate project or about an interactive cptx file?

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Feb 22, 2022 Feb 22, 2022

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Right. I have an interactive eLearning module/.cptx file and I want to add human voice/audio to each slide. What is the best way to go about?

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Feb 22, 2022 Feb 22, 2022

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Text to Speech will always be bit 'robotic'. Personally I prefer to record my voice.

The workflow for TTS (one possibility) which I use:

  • Open the Slide Notes panel (from Window menu).
  • Add each sentence in the slide notes as a separate note.
  • Click the TTS indicator next to each sentence (or on top - see screenshot red ellipse).
    TTS1.png
  • Click the icon button 'TTS on top (blue rectangle) to open the TTS editor.
  • Choose the wanted voice, you can choose a different voice for each sentence
    TTS.PNG
  • Click the button 'Generate Audio' at the bottom
  • Audio clip will be created and added as slide audio under the slide timeline. The slide  duration will be increased to fit the audio. That clip will also appear in the project Library.
  • I recommend to move the audio timeline (under the slide timeline) to leave a slight gap before and after the audio timeline.
    GapAudio.png

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Mar 21, 2023 Mar 21, 2023

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How do I get these TTS voices? I have downloaded 2019 but only have Zira and David to choose from.

 

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Mar 21, 2023 Mar 21, 2023

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Please open the Speech Management dialog box ffrom the Audio menu. There should be a hyperlink at the bottom left to install the voices. The label is 'Download new and enhanced voices'. Clicking that hyperlink will download the new voices. I cannot show a screenshot, because I already have done that on my installation.

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Mar 21, 2023 Mar 21, 2023

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Thank you, but I have tried that over and over again. I even went into adobe.com and downloaded the Voice Installer as well. I'm not sure what else to do.  Thank you for your help!

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Mar 21, 2023 Mar 21, 2023

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Are you behind a firewall? Do you have complete access to the www? It is a very large file to be downloaded!

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