Generating speech using Power Point Notes

January 14, 2019
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Generating speech using Power Point Notes

Newbie 1 posts
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January 14, 2019

Dear Forum,

Do any of you have tips to solve the following problem.

With Captivate 2019, creating a project with a power point presentation.

Using Power Point Notes to generate speech.

Problem:

Some words require specification for correct pronounciation. Doing this by adding to Neospeech dictionary.

Previously, the new pronounciations did have effect, now they dont. It is like Captivate is ignoring if you update e.g. the James voice to pronounce words correctly.

Any ideas ?

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2019-01-17 14:59:48
2019-01-17 14:59:48

OMG this thing haunts me.

Today i installed the latest 2019 update of captivate.

I have one small PP presentation with 3 slides.

First slide have the word present – to be used in the sense “to present something”.

Second slide i have a word MODBUS – to be pronounced like a Mod for modification of something and Bus … well as a bus.

The strange thing that on the first slide, Captivate obeys my userdict for the word present but for the second slide it does not obey for the word MODBUS.

I am sure words are entered as case insensitive in VT editor.

 

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2019-01-15 10:04:32
2019-01-15 10:04:32

Yes.

Also started all over with fresh Captivate (shutdown app and open app), then new project based on power point, setting up speech audio for all slide notes and “Generate Audio”.

 

 

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henrikh52288330
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2019-01-15 11:47:22
2019-01-15 11:47:22
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henrikh52288330
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Are you using the Mac or the Windows version of Captivate? I did see a similar issue mentioned in a LinkedIn group today, for Mac.

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Lieve Weymeis
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2019-01-15 14:42:41
2019-01-15 14:42:41
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Lieve Weymeis
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Running windows 7/64.

I got both Captivate 2017 and Captivate 19 installed and neospeech package for both.

Made sure that user_dict is updated on both neospeech versions.

When running the VT_Editor and updating the user_dict, i try to test by entering text in the main window and there the words are pronounced as wanted, but with a leading “no license bla bla bla”.

I guess that this no license thing is another issue not related. (License HAS been acquired for Captivate). Mentioning it here if it turns out it is related.

I have had things working perfectly earlier – think it was with previous version of Captivate.

 

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2019-01-15 04:25:36
2019-01-15 04:25:36

Are you regenerating the audio after each change?

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