Don't want Text-to-speech to play automatically

Jan 04, 2021


I would like my storyline course to run without automatically playing the text-to speech audio I have added to each slide. If the learner requires the audio they can then turn it on rather than it automatically turning on and they then have to  turn it off. Is this possible?

5 Replies
Peter Li

Do we have to click a button to start playing audio? Do we have another alternative way to turn on the audio? For example, I see there is a play/pause function we can select under Player. Can we let users turn on/off audio using that play/pause function, instead of creating a button to control the audio. The big disadvantage that uses a button is that the button will need to take extra room on the slide. 

Leslie McKerchie

Hello Peter, and welcome to E-Learning Heroes. 😊

Thanks for reaching out and sharing what you would like to do. You can certainly allow users to control the playback using the play button in the player.

If you don't want the user to do this for every slide, you can have a button on the first slide to state they would like this feature turned on.

I've outlined each example in the attached file:

  1. Scene 1: Pause the timeline on the slide when the timeline starts.
  2. Scene 2: Adjust a variable when the user clicks the button that allows audio to play throughout the course.
Peter Li

Hi Leslie,

Thank you for the response. I tried to let some slides have audio and some slides do not need to have audio based on the content on each slide. However, I realized once I check several functions under Player Controls, it will display the seekbar, play/pause button on every slide. Is it possible ways that we can let certain slides not show these Player Controls functions if we don't need audio on these slides?