How to use NeoSpeech’s text-to-speech voices in Adobe Captivate
Did you know that Adobe has teamed up with NeoSpeech to enable users to add narration to their Captivate projects with NeoSpeech’s natural sounding text-to-speech voices? Take advantage of this feature and add professional narrations to your courses.
Adobe Captivate has long ago established itself as one of the premier authoring tools available today, and it’s not hard to see why. With a wide range of easy to use features, such as responsive sliders and video-audio support, Captivate makes creating eLearning content easy. Educators have been using Captivate for over 15 years to create digital courses, demonstrations, quizzes, and much more.
One of Captivate’s most used and popular features is the ability to add narration. Adding narration to eLearning content is essential to helping students focus, be engaged, and retain information.
Users can add narration by recording their own voices or by using text-to-speech. Don’t like your own voice? No microphone, audio-recording program, or time? No problem. Text-to-speech has you covered! Save time by using text-to-speech to narrate the lecture notes you’ve already put together.
By simply writing out the lines of speech and placing them in your course where you want them to go, you can add professional sounding narration thanks to NeoSpeech’s realistic text-to-speech voices. And the best part? You can do this for free!
Here are a few quick steps to get started using NeoSpeech in Adobe Captivate!
How to use Captivate’s text-to- speech feature
To use Captivate’s text-to-speech feature, go to the slide you want to add text-to-speech to and open the Slide Notes Panel. The Slide Notes Panel is accessible through the Window tab.
Next, click the Text-to-Speech or Closed Captioning button (The title of the button may be different depending on which version of Captivate you have).
Now, the Speech Management tool will pop up. Within this tool, you can write your narration. You can select the text-to-speech voice of your choice through the Speech Agent drop-down menu.
After you’ve selected your voice and written the narration, you can save the narration and listen to a preview (the preview feature is available in newer versions of Captivate). That’s all you need to know to start using Captivate’s text-to-speech feature!
How to use NeoSpeech’s free voices in Captivate
If you don’t see NeoSpeech’s voices within the Speech Agent menu, you’ll need to download NeoSpeech’s voice package. Adobe lets you download NeoSpeech’s text-to-speech package for free from their website! You can find all the links for the download files for each version of Captivate here: https://helpx.adobe.com/captivate/kb/captivate-text- speech-converters.html.
Once you’ve downloaded and installed the package, you will be able to use NeoSpeech’s voices in Captivate! Here are the NeoSpeech voices included in Adobe’s free package:
- James – Male – US English
- Paul – Male –US English
- Julie – Female –US English
- Kate – Female –US English
- Bridget – Female – UK English
- Chloe – Female – Canadian French
- Yumi – Female – Korean
Again, once the NeoSpeech package is installed you’ll be able to use any of those voices in your Captivate projects!
How to use additional NeoSpeech voices in Captivate
What if you want a different NeoSpeech voice? Or maybe you need a voice in a different language? After all, NeoSpeech currently has over 40 voices in 15 languages.
(We keep adding new languages and voices. We’ll have 35 languages available in 2 years!)
If you’re interested in using an additional voice in Captivate, you’ll have to purchase the voice directly through NeoSpeech. Get in touch with our friendly Sales Team and they will tell you everything you need to know about pricing and how to install our voices for use in Captivate.
That’s everything you need to know about using NeoSpeech’s text-to-speech voices in Adobe Captivate! We hope this guide was helpful and that you can start creating professional sounding narrations for your courses with ease.
What do you think?
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Learn More about NeoSpeech’s Text-to-Speech
Want to learn more about all the ways Text-to-Speech can be used? Visit our Text-to-Speech Areas of Application page. And check out our Text-to-Speech Products page to find the right package for any device or application.
If you’re interested in integrating Text-to-Speech technology into your product, please fill out our short Sales Inquiry form and we’ll get you all the information and tools you need.