copying converts voice over to text-to-speech

May 17, 2023

Hi everyone,

I'm re-doing a StoryLine project that has voice over tracks on most of the slides. My method goes like this: Create a project, create a new scene, copy the slide from the old scene over into the new one; make adjustments and edits. 

However, I am finding that SL converts the original voice over tracks to text-to-speech - sometimes. Not every time. Sometimes it replaces the original voice over and sometimes it pastes the TTS in another lane in the timeline, so they both play at the same time. 

What the heck is going on? How can I keep it from happening?



2 Replies
Jürgen Schoenemeyer

yes - this it is the intended behaviour

  • if you dublicate a slide, you have two slides with the same media (IDs)
  • if you change the media global (e.g. in the Media Library) -> it is for all uses
  • this is normally a very helpful feature

if you exceptionally don't want to - you can use Walt's trick with a second file
(modify the slide in the second file and copy it afterwards into original course)

> That avoids a lot of potential problems that come from copying.

the copy* function is "intelligent" (automatic search for duplicate media), but sometimes this is not the right way to do it

* and update/replace