Archive for the ‘Captivate’ Category

Let’s not forget Captivate!

December 5, 2011

captivate-buttonsCaptivate is a much used tool for the many useful tools it comes with.

However adding personalisation to Captivate buttons is not as easy as another packages are, so we want to help.

You can download our handy pack of Captivate buttons that will allow you to add a touch of green design to your eLearning package by clicking here.

To use the buttons, you just have to copy the png files into the following location in your hard drive:

Adobe Captivate 4\Gallery\Buttons

Hope you enjoy them and if you have any issues, please feel free to contact Rob Hiklin, the clever mind behind them, to resolve your every question.

Captivate 4 Text to Speech

October 26, 2009

I wrote a review of Captivate 4 up on the Kineo site last month and got quite a big response. A couple of people commented on the fact that I hadn’t mentioned the text to speech functionality 

So, I have created a short little demo. It contains audio…  

Ok so maybe using it to create a scenario is a bit unfair, but you can see the downside of text-to-speech – it’s a bit flat.

Why use it then? Well, a good way of using it is as dummy audio. Allow reviewers to amend the synthesised audio and then you can add a proffessional voice over once the audio has been signed off. 

Mark Fletcher, whose blog you can visit here, gave me some great tips. He said if you are planning to do a voice over, you should take a look at the links below. They enable you to customise exactly how words are pronounced in the audio.

Customising the Text to Speech Dictionary

Using the Text to Speech – User Dictionary Editor