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Adobe Captivate 8: The Essentials by Kevin Siegel

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Text-to-Speech

Artificial voices have been around for years. In fact, there are many applications that allow you to select text and then have Text-to-Speech software convert the selected text into an audio file.

The problem with artificial voices used to be that the voices sounded artificial. Today’s text-to-speech technology has made huge strides. Although not perfect, the text-to-speech voices sound more natural than ever before.

Why consider text-to-speech over recorded audio? If you record the audio yourself, you should budget several hours to record the audio and then to clean it up (remove lip smacks, other unwanted sounds, and static). In spite of your best efforts, the audio files you create might still be considered less than adequate. ...

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