Captivate 8: Working with Text-to-Speech and Voices

eLearning Brothers

Toward the end of that post is a quick mention and “how to” on Captivate’s text-to-speech functionality. First, the easiest way to access Captivate’s text-to-speech (TTS) capabilities is via the Audio > Speech Management option.

Text-to-Speech Examples

Tony Karrer

Javed Alam pointed me to a couple of Text-to-Speech eLearning Examples, so I thought I’d capture a few of the examples here. I would welcome pointers to additional examples! Example #1 - Introduction to Venice - Qwiki uses Text-to-Speech in really interesting ways.

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Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning

Tony Karrer

Some of the key questions: Given the range of solutions for voice-over from text-to-speech, home-grown human voice-over, professional voice-over: how do you decide what's right for your course? Are there places where text-to-speech makes sense? This post is part of the series on Text-to-Speech (TTS) for eLearning written by Dr. Joel Harband and edited by me. We particularly focused on: Why use Text to Speech (TTS)?

Text-to-Speech Costs – Licensing and Pricing

Tony Karrer

This post is part of the series on Text-to-Speech (TTS) for eLearning written by Dr. Joel Harband and edited by me. The other posts are: Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality , Digital Signal Processor and Text-to-Speech , Using Text-to-Speech in an eLearning Course , Text-to-Speech eLearning Tools - Integrated Products , Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning , and Using Punctuation and Mark-Up Language to Increase Text-to-Speech Quality.

Text to speech in Adobe Captivate 5.

Adobe Captivate

Text to Speech , Captivate 5 , TTS , T2S , Speech Management , Loquendo , Neo Speech. Text to speech does the same functionality in Captivate 5 as it used to do in Captivate 4, i.e. it converts the text to speech.

Announcing new Text-to-speech voices in Captivate 5

Adobe Captivate

The NeoSpeech text-to-speech (TTS) feature really touched a chord. These folks have figured out how to use the dictionary to customize the NeoSpeech voices, and to use VTML tags to add more character to the voices. And many others have figured out that adding the TTS voice to the initial drafts of the course, helps in painting a complete picture during the review cycles, and also in editing and timing of the course.

Editing Text to speech text for Loquendo voices in Captivate 5

Adobe Captivate

Through my previous blog series on text-to-speech, you have learnt about: The different text-to-speech voices in Adobe Captivate 5 (NeoSpeech and Loquendo). Tweaking the pronunciation of text generated using NeoSpeech voices. Using VTML tags to change speed, pitch, and volume of the NeoSpeech voices. In this blog post, let us learn how to tweak the speech generated using Loquendo voices. Text interpretation.

Question of the Week: CP4 Text to Speech Agents Menu

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Adobe Captivate 4: Can I Get My Agent Choices Back When I first started using the Text to Speech feature in Captivate, I was presented with a drop-down menu where I could select from either agent. Select Speech selection and then click OK. The next time you use the Text to Speech Agent, you'll see a drop-down menu with two agents

Text-to-Speech eLearning Tools - Integrated Products

Tony Karrer

This is fourth post in a series on Text-to-Speech (TTS) for eLearning written by Dr. Joel Harband and edited by me (which turns out to be a great way to learn). Sound file operations should be transparent to the user. Easy to modulate the voice.

Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality

Tony Karrer

As you know, Text-to-Speech is something that's very interesting to me and Joel knows a lot about it as CEO of Tuval Software Industries maker of Speech-Over Professional. This software adds text-to-speech voice narration to PowerPoint presentations and is used for training and eLearning at major corporations. Joel was nice enough to jump in and share his knowledge of applying text-to-speech technology to eLearning.

Digital Signal Processor and Text-to-Speech

Tony Karrer

This is the second post in a series on Text-to-Speech for eLearning written by Dr. Joel Harband and edited by me (which turns out to be a great way to learn). The first post, Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality , introduced the text to speech voice and discussed issues of quality related to its first component – the natural language processor (NLP). And don’t forget to factor in Text-to-Speech NLP Quality.

Using Text-to-Speech in an eLearning Course

Tony Karrer

This is third post in a series on Text-to-Speech for eLearning written by Dr. Joel Harband and edited by me (which turns out to be a great way to learn). Several of the voice vendors offer on-demand TTS voice web services which accept text and produce sound files.

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

Over the past few years, I spend part of December going back through my blog to recap a bit of what some of the key things I’ve learned over the course of the year. And every year I use this as a Big Question – see: Learning 2010. Twitter is Much Better than I Thought for Learning I used to say during presentations that I wasn’t quite sure about twitter as a learning tool. During 2010, I’ve been ramping up my use of twitter as a learning tool.

Top 10 e-Learning Blog posts for 2010

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News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 12/26/2010 Top 10 e-Learning Blog posts for 2010 Getting new ideas and tips concerning e-Learning is important to me. Based on my favorite e-Learning blogs I created the following list with my Top 10 e-Learning blog posts for 2010. > Which is your favorite e-Learning blog post for 2010? I am looking forward to your post for 2011!!!

Adobe Captivate 4: Train the Agents

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by Kevin Siegel During my Adobe Captivate beginner classes, I always teach students how to use Captivate's Text to Speech. I always look forward to teaching that particular feature because it honestly gets everyone in the room pumped up.

Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

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May 2010. Performance Learning Productivity , May 28, 2010 Instructional design is not only seen as a core competency for learning and development/training specialists, but it’s a huge industry, too. Most learning vendors tout their ‘expertise in instructional design’ as a key reason as to why we should engage them to produce learning content. I’ve re-worked the model to show: my domain is the workscape (the merger of work and learning, the learning ecosystem).

Free e-Learning books

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> If you know a free e-Learning book that is not included in the list please I will highly appreciate if you write a comment with a link to that book. -- -- CU Online Handbook - University of Colorado Denver (Update 12/06/2010: suggested by PRL ) Do you currently teach online?

Suggestions for optimal use of the Text to speech engine

Adobe Captivate

Captivate 4 introduced text to speech (TTS) technology in Rapid eLearning authoring. Tweaking these voices seem to be one of the most discussed topics on our forums. These continue to be applicable in Captivate 5 for the NeoSpeech voices. Our other partner, Loquendo, also offers the ability to insert commands in the input text to modify the way words are pronounced. Under the hood Adobe Captivate 5 loquendo neospeech text to speech

Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning

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News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 10/24/2010 Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning As an e-Learning developer I had to invest a lot of time to find images for my e-Learning projects.

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Locating the Text-to-Speech voices

Adobe Captivate

We receive many enquiries on how to download the Text-to-Speech voices from our site. I have to say the experience can be a little bit of a treasure hunt. For now, RJ , our senior evangelist, has created a quick how-to movie to help users with locating and installing this content: [link]. captivate , text-to-speech.

Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars.

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Also, you should be sure that the e-Learning community will highly appreciate: if you post a comment with your experience with these tools and/or, if you post a comment with a link to any other free and open source Web Conferencing tool. I so appreciate you taking time to make this post.

Voice-Over in eLearning

The Learning Circuits

Over the past couple of months, Dr. Joel Harband has been teaching me all about Using Text-to-Speech in eLearning. This has been a great way for me to learn about the topic. The most sophisticated text-to-speech cannot approach a real voice person for e-learning.

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Installing Text To Speech voices in Captivate 5 for Mac

Adobe Captivate

We’ve had several queries on our Forums on installing the new and text-to-speech voices. If you do not find the voices listed in the Speech Agent drop-down menu, check if the following folders exist on your system: NeoSpeech: VT folder in /Applications/Adobe Captivate 5.

Free Storyboard Templates for e-Learning

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News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 12/12/2010 Free Storyboard Templates for e-Learning What I really like about the e-Learning community is that the most e-Learning professionals have a great passion of sharing their knowledge. The least that I can do is to share with you a list of Free Storyboard Templates for e-Learning ! Feel free to use these storyboard templates for your projects.

The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs

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News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/21/2010 The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs After a long research, I have created a list of the most updated and popular e-learning blogs regarding e-learning. I encourage you to click on the links below and read the posts you find that match your interests and needs. Anyone--and everyone--can contribute to the LC Blog. to version 3.6.6

e-Learning Glossaries

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News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 12/05/2010 e-Learning Glossaries Think about e-Learning. These two facts make communication and common understanding of e-Learning issues hard to follow. It is important that e-Learning professionals, researchers, experts, and learners have a common basis in order to communicate effectively. to version 3.6.6

Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

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June 2010. Real learning – let’s not confuse it with completing templated exercises - Performance Learning Productivity , June 18, 2010 I read a piece written by Kate Graham of e2train on Thursday and it started me thinking about the ‘real learning versus managed learning’ debate. don’t want anyone to get me wrong. MinuteBio , June 12, 2010 Yesterday I attended a SCORM webinar provided by Advance Distributed Learning (ADL). Introduction to Social Networking.

Facebook for e-Learning

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News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/07/2010 Facebook for e-Learning Facebook objective is " to help you connect and share with the people in your life ". I'll be sure to share.

The most updated and informative e-Learning community on Twitter

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News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/28/2010 The most updated and informative e-Learning community on Twitter On Twitter exists a resourceful community of e-Learning professionals. During the last 2 years I was able to exchange ideas, share thoughts, and learn from this community of practice. November 28, 2010 6:40 AM Ed said. November 28, 2010 7:12 AM Christoforos Online said.

Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

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Best of eLearning Learning in September 2010. Examples and Samples of Game Design Documents - Kapp Notes , September 15, 2010 Here is a collection of several game design documents and information about game design documents. If you are considering creating a “Serious Game&# or an instructional game, one of the first place to start is a great game design document. But how to write one? Challenge #1: I don’t know how to get my image to fill the entire screen.

Top 113 eLearning Posts and 28 Hottest Topics for 2010

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Here it is - the very best posts and the hottest topics for 2010. Congrats to all for making the list! Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles - eLearning Technology , March 24, 2010. 10 Ways To Learn In 2010 - The eLearning Coach , January 3, 2010. 5 Must-See PowerPoint Tutorials for Creating Better Training - Mindflash , September 29, 2010. Social Learning Strategies Checklist - Social Enterprise Blog , January 11, 2010. 2010 (7262).

Adobe Captivate: Hearing (Extra) Voices? You're Not Crazy!

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  Text-to-Speech (TTS) was one of the coolest new features in Adobe Captivate 4. In the new Captivate 5, TTS is still available but the interface for converting text to speech has changed (like everything else). Click the Text-to-Speech Button.

Adobe Captivate 4: Looking for NeoSpeech?

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Question:  I own Adobe Captivate 4 and need the installer for the Text to Speech software (NeoSpeech). Adobe used to have a link on their site but it's now the NeoSpeech for the new Captivate 5. This software will not work with Captivate 4. Can you help? Answer: I posted the NeoSpeech software on my server. You can download it by clicking here.