Can an audio file created and exported using Text to Speech (TTS) in Storyline be re-imported and maintain its TTS feature?

I have a very large project for which I had created several Text-to-Speech audio files in Articulate 360. Note, I had to downgrade to an earlier version of 360 to meet some unique circumstances for this particular project - it is still 360 just an older version, i.e., not patch updated to the current patch.

I exported the audio files, and now have to edit them. Unfortunately, I keep getting an error that the Articulate project file I used to create these audio files was created in an older version. I have not changed my version so not sure why I keep getting that error.

At present, I am able to open a slightly older version (backup from a week ago) of the same project without any problem. However, if possible I would like to avoid to try and recreate the entire TTS library.

So, I was wondering...

Can an audio file created and exported using Text to Speech (TTS) in Storyline be re-imported and maintain its TTS feature? I tried it and didn't find it to be the case, but perhaps I am overlooking something.

What would be a workaround for the future so as to not to go through this process (aside from keeping a Notepad file of the TTS text)? Does Storyline allow you to export the TTS text?

Thank you.

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Lauren Connelly

Hello!

I'm happy to help!

Text to Speech generates an mp3 file which is the audio of the text being read. When exporting the audio, it will be exported as an mp3 file. If you import the audio back into Storyline 360 then you'll import it as Audio from File. It won't be added as a Text to Speech interaction, but rather an mp3.

You've also shared the there is an error message reading that a project was creating in an older version. In that pop-up, there should be an option to Upgrade. Have you tried to upgrade the project?

Please keep me updated if you have additional questions!