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

eLearning Brothers

An earlier post on this blog offers Adobe Captivate Example Courses for download. Toward the end of that post is a quick mention and “how to” on Captivate’s text-to-speech functionality. Recently a question came up in one of the help forums: “How do I install the Captivate 8 TTS voices?” First, the easiest way to access Captivate’s text-to-speech (TTS) capabilities is via the Audio > Speech Management option.

Webinar (LIVESTREAM) – Adobe Captivate Text to Speech

Adobe Captivate

I will be reviewing the main features of the Text to Speech capabilities in Adobe Captivate. I will be using Captivate (2017 Release) for the demonstrations, however, most of these demonstrations will work with previous versions of Adobe Captivate going all the way back to Adobe Captivate 5. Follow the link below to set yourself a reminder, or click the link when we are live to join it.

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Download locations for Captivate text-to-speech converters

Adobe Captivate

Here is a one-stop shop for Captivate Text to Speech installers of the latest and previous versions. Version. Adobe Captivate (2017 release) 64-bit. Adobe Captivate (2017 release) 32-bit. Adobe Captivate (2017 release) Mac. Captivate 9 64-bit. Captivate 9 32-bit. Captivate 9 Mac. Captivate 8 64-bit. Captivate 8 32-bit. Captivate 8 Mac. Captivate 7 64-bit. Captivate 7 32-bit.

Download locations for Captivate text-to-speech converters

Adobe Captivate

Here is a one-stop shop for Captivate Text to Speech installers of the latest and previous versions. Version. Adobe Captivate (2017 release) 64-bit. Adobe Captivate (2017 release) 32-bit. Adobe Captivate (2017 release) Mac. Captivate 9 64-bit. Captivate 9 32-bit. Captivate 9 Mac. Captivate 8 64-bit. Captivate 8 32-bit. Captivate 8 Mac. Captivate 7 64-bit. Captivate 7 32-bit.

Text To Speech Synthesizers

The eLearning Coach

This is how you start to think about voice characters after listening to them through text to speech synthesizers (TTS). When Adobe included a text to speech application in Captivate 4, I began to think that TTS might be a viable option in certain situations. For example, text to speech software is certainly a viable approach for providing accessibility to visually impaired persons.

Text-to-Speech - User Dictionary Editor

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate 4 Text-to-Speech feature gives a Dictionary Editor tool to add or change the pronunciation for a word. The default version of this tool is not unlocked. This post explains how to fix this. Follow the steps below to correct this problem in your installation -. Open the Windows Explorer and browser to the directory where Adobe Captivate is installed. By default it is 'C:Program FilesAdobeAdobe Captivate 4'.

Storyline updates and a Captivate TTS fix

ICS Learning

Aside: it appears each Storyline update is a full installer, not just a ‘patch’…so if you’re installing Storyline on a new machine (or reinstalling), you don’t have to go back the original installer and apply all these updates individually – just install the latest version and apply your license. In other news, a recent LinkedIn discussion noted how Captivate 7’s TTS engine seemed to be performing erratically. And that seemed to fix the issue!

The Top 78 Captivate Features

Adobe Captivate

Hi, all, I’ve been working on finishing the writing of my first Captivate manual and I thought this portion of it might be helpful to anyone who needs to know or be reminded me of all of Captivate’s features. 78 Important Features of Adobe Captivate 9. Captivate Version 9.0.2.437. An excerpt from Joe’s Upcoming Captivate Manual. What Can Captivate Do? It’s important to know about the features of Captivate.

PowerPoint to Captivate Process Overview

Adobe Captivate

PowerPoint to Captivate Process outline: Content Outline. Add with note, generate Text to Speech audio. Add audio to Captivate file. Publish to PILOT LMS. Publish to Production LMS. Verify course title, assign to target audience, and launch into production LMS. PowerPoint to Captivate Process Description. Our workflow has been to build a content outline in Word, this is typically shared as a PDF.

Articulate, Captivate and Lectora – Do they deserve your praise?

eLearning 24-7

Two weeks ago I got the wonderful opportunity to speak in OZ, specifically Melbourne, Australia. They were hungry to know more information. Hungry to learn as much as they could and hungry to see what was in the space. I wasn’t thunderstruck, but what I was surprised at was the number of folks who had or were about to purchase the well known authoring tools in the market, Articulate, Captive and Lectora. Adobe Captivate. Adobe Captivate.

A Conversation with Danny Stefanic of LearnBrite

Kapp Notes

His current company is LearnBrite which has virtual characters, adaptive learning and all other types of really interesting learning elements including some great work with avatars and text-to-speech. Whilst studying computer science and software engineering at university, my specialisations were those which would best equip me to create 3D environments. An interesting sci fi book called ‘Ready Player One’ is said to be among the factors influencing the major I.T.

Kicking the Tires

Adobe Captivate

I find it difficult to master new enhancements working with each in isolation, so I have a tendency to add as many of a software tools enhancements to a single personal learning project as possible. For the new Captivate 2017 release I took a very text intensive tutorial created in Captivate 7 a few years ago and migrated up versions until I reached Captivate 2017. Converting from Captivate 7 to 2017. Text-to-speech.

International Yoga Day

Adobe Captivate

Most of us identify Yoga with fitness today, even though Yoga refers to a group of physical, mental and spiritual practices or disciplines. In tune with the spirit of this day, I am happy to present before you a Captivate project I made for this occasion. Since Surya Namaskar is typically the exercise with which you start your day, I would like to introduce this as the “Hello World” version of my first project.

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HTML5 only issue: Playhead won’t move beyond Click Box Pause Point if Final Attempt reached prior to Pause Point

Adobe Captivate

We are using CP9, updated to most recent version, trying to publish software simulations in HTML5 output only. These are simulations for clients to complete on desktop devices, not mobile. Set to Go to the Next Slide on success, 3 attempts allowed, Continue on Final Attempt. Project moves to the next slide. I should note our standard process is to provide text-to-speech at the slide audio level, which is why we extend the click box out so far.

Six Points of Comparison – Captivate 9 vs. Lectora 17

CommLab India

When it comes to selecting an authoring tool to develop a course, e-learning developers often face a dilemma. In this blog, we will compare the latest versions of two authoring tools – Lectora Inspire 17 and Adobe Captivate 9. The comparison does not intend to say one tool is better than the other because both tools are suitable for responsive design and their features make them complete authoring tools. The screen casting feature in Captivate is user-friendly.

Articulate Storyline 2, Adobe Captivate 9 & Lectora Inspire 16: The Infinity War

CommLab India

In my previous blog, E-learning Authoring Tools: The Civil War , we have seen the comparison between the top three preferred e-learning rapid authoring tools – Articulate Storyline 2, Adobe Captivate 9, and Lectora Inspire 16. Easy-to-use interface. Cannot publish to video. Cannot upload to YouTube. Easy-to-develop software simulations. Publishes to HTML5 and Android. Free mobile app to view content on iPad and Android devices.

When are System Simulations Appropriate?

Integrated Learnings

System simulations, created using software such as Adobe Captivate, serve several purposes when used in eLearning. They are a great way to learn system navigation without using the actual system. A learner can watch the steps in a procedure with text describing what is happening. Or, you can use audio using a recorded narration or text-to-speech technology. The learner has to rely on his or her own knowledge to complete the simulation.

5 Tips To Build In Storyline Like A Pro

Roundtable Learning

corporations used eLearning, and 98% planned to incorporate it in their learning program by 2020. There’s no doubt that the eLearning market is booming, but what tools are most professionals using to create their programs? Everything You Need To Know.

Adobe shows off Captivate 4 and the Adobe eLearning Suite

Steve Howard

At the Adobe Learning Summit in San Jose, November 10th, Adobe showed several exciting new features from the next version of Captivate and from the up-coming eLearning Suite. Adobe Captivate ‘Next’ I have been beta testing Captivate 4 for several months, so I was pleased to be invited by Adobe to the Adobe Learning Summit in San Jose on Monday 10th November. Adobe Captivate 4 addresses this in a wonderful way.

Ghost Edition – Top 10 Authoring Tools for 2013

eLearning 24-7

Welcome to my yearly Halloween Edition. Each one has a frightful story to tell. What I like about this product includes the ability to output to HTML5, works on mobile devices, is extremely easy to use, appears within PowerPoint and SCORM. A newbie to the rankings. What has stopped the product in the past from being in the top 20 was a lack of clarity in terms of what they were trying to accomplish – at least that was my take.

Summer Course Authoring Tool Rankings – Top Ten

eLearning 24-7

Annoying summer related songs – from Cruel Summer to Summertime and everything else. BBQs, swimming and annoying neighbors trying to scam some free food. Well, it is a fun product to create a course. Fun - just like that pool party you are going to have in July – I am expecting an invite BTW. #9 9 Adobe Captivate 7. Perhaps you need a summertime refreshment to lower the flow. HTML5 output including a PPT converter to HTML5.

Considerations in Developing Accessible Courseware

ICS Learning

The site itself is a trove of information for those who really want to explore and understand the large range of requirements, from IT to public accommodations. Fortunately for those of us in eLearning, a secondary government website has been created to focus on the IT aspect of the overall ADA – Section508.gov. which is especially welcome since each federal government agency seems to have its own subset of what it considers required and optional 508 compliance.

Top 5 Content Authoring Tools You Need to Know About

Kitaboo

A content authoring tool refers to software that enables you to create interactive digital training content , easily convert it into different formats, and offer it to learners either through the web or a learning management system. It is easier to maintain and update.

THE DUMMIES GUIDE TO DEVELOPING ONLINE LEARNING

Spark Your Interest

Has your organization reached a size or stage where you’re struggling to keep up with the training demands? Or are you looking to reach a new audience in a more modern way? Yet, where to do you start? Our Dummies Guide to Developing Online Learning starts with what is e-learning. We cover those too in our Dummies Guide to Developing Online Learning. So after reading this article, you’ll know what you need to consider when developing an online course.

The most updated and informative e-Learning community on Twitter

eFront

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. Evangelist @ Adobe for TCS2 (includes Captivate) his work continues to advance web 2.0

Adobe eLearning Suite Announced

Steve Howard

Adobe , Captivate , ELS , eLearning Suite , Device Central. Offering seven innovative applications in one complete, integrated package, Adobe eLearning Suite combines full new versions of: Adobe Captivate® 4 Go beyond screen capture to author rich eLearning experiences. Here’s the full press release from Adobe: “Adobe Introduces New eLearning Suite And Captivate 4 — Learning Professionals Gain Unmatched Productivity Through Courseware Authoring Tools.

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The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs

eFront

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

Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

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). But first … I have found that there is something about the QR Code generation we ought to know about; this is. It’s a good thing to witness, but slow as molasses in some circles. Questions to.

Adobe eLearning Suite CS4

Big Dog, Little Dog

Its complete in that it contains just about all the applications you need for building an engaging elearning platform and the applications are integrated in that they work well together, for example, when you update an asset (external file) in Captivate's Library, it is automatically updated in the Library, which provides a seamless workflow. The new Captivate CS4 contains several new features, notably customizable widgets, project templates, and text-to-speech.

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

eLearning Learning Posts

don’t want anyone to get me wrong. 20 Facts You Must Know About Working Memory - The eLearning Coach , June 2, 2010 Without adapting learning experiences to the learner’s cognitive architecture, instructional design is hit or miss. Video: ‘A Plagiarism Carol’ - Dont Waste Your Time , June 14, 2010 I found this really funny, and quite well put together, video outlining the pitfalls of plagiarising text this morning. At one point he stopped and seemed to read a bit.

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Top 25 eLearning Blog Posts For 2016

eLearning Brothers

By nature, people want to know the top or best of whatever it is they might be interested in. At some point, we should probably create a blog post that ranks our top 10 posts that have “Top 10″ in the title, but for now, you’ll have to settle for our top 25 eLearning blog posts for 2016. 6 Steps on How to Make a Printable Results Page in Articulate Storyline. How to Create a Leaderboard for eLearning with Google. Free Responsive Captivate 8 Templates.