Does text to speech feature always play automatically?

Jul 19, 2021

I am trying out text to speech on my course and the speech plays automatically when the slide starts. Is this usual and is the way to stop it to place a trigger and then a button to start the audio?

Does anyone have an example file they could share?

Thanks so much

Sue

9 Replies
Maria Costa-Stienstra

Hi, Sue.

The default behavior for any audio (text-to-speech or when you insert your own) is that it will play automatically, as it's part of the timeline.

You can adjust it on the timeline, so it doesn't play right away:

Screen Recording 2021-07-19 at 09.37.54 AM

You can also pause it when the timeline starts, then use a button to play it.

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I am attaching a sample file. Let me know if this works!

Sue Wallis

Hi Lauren

Thank you - you are so helpful. Hope thisi sn't too cheeky, but I just wonder if there is any chance you could show me how to set the button up so that the states change when it playing, pause and at the end so can replay - is this possible?

So that it is clear to the user if they can play, pause or restart?

Thanks so much

Sue 

 

 

Sue Wallis

Hi Lauren

Me again.

You will think I am so helpless but I am having a bad time at the moment and my head is all over the place!

I love your solution but I would really like to use the symbols in the attached file. I have spent a lot of time today trying to replicate your solution with those other buttons and I just can't do it. 

Any chance you cold do it for me? I would be so grateful - I'm assuming it will be quite straightforward - I'm just not thinking straight.

Thanks so much

Sue