Exporting and text to speech

Jul 06, 2018

If I export my Storyline 360 file to Word, will it export the text to speech text that I have entered?  My goal is to create a script for my voiceover person. Thanks for your guidance. 

22 Replies
Alyssa Gomez

Hey there Anthony!

That's a great question. You can export captions per audio clip by following these steps. Currently there isn't a way to export all closed captioned text at one time, but I can see how that would make life easier! I'll share you idea with our team--thanks for letting us know what you'd like to see!

Lauren Connelly

Hello Steve!

Thank you for checking in on this feature request to export and include text to speech with translation. We are currently prioritizing other features for upcoming Storyline 360 releases, so I don't have a timeline to share. We'll update this discussion if this feature is added to our roadmap.

Mac McLemore

As of version 3.52, exporting the text-to-speech "notes" can easily be done by publishing your project as a Word file. This is one of the publishing options and provides an easy to navigate document with a picture of each slide (available in 3 different sizes) and the text-to-speech wording appears below each slide picture. I've used it on 3 different projects now, and it works GREAT. 

Johan Greyling

Although the SL tts voices sound good, they still have that synthesized monotone feeling. As my trainees complain about it and it doesn't look like voice upgrades will happen soon, this export feature would be highly appreciated.
I agree with an earlier comment that if one could export all the tts text and then replace the SL generated audio in some automated way it will help a lot. The "Replace audio with a narrated voice" feature is part of the SL advertised features.....but currently it takes hours to try and replace 200 voice clips. 

Mar Martínez

Me too. We would save a lot of time. I don't need the "notes" for nothing, I use the captions function for the subtitles, but I think that I cannot export the captions either (without the audio), and for the full project, as I would need in order to be reviewed, proofread, etc. 

If someone has an update about how to do it, please let me know!

Thank you very much in advance. 

Mark Wheeler

Please implement this ASAP.

The exporting notes "solution" is just not adequate.
While we use the notes tab for an initial script, we also use it for context and functionality directions for team members. These are not needed by proofreaders/voiceover talent or the person feeding the script into the AI we use (elevenlabs) for some eLearning and can be confusing.

The TTS script also changes as we build a project, sometimes functionality changes a script or we may get a change request from stakeholders or subject matter experts after reviewing. We then have to change the TTS and keep the note up to date separately. 

Plus note's are limited to one per slide on the base layer. If I have interactive elements and TTS/audio on another layers then they're either missed out or have to go in the main notes.
So when you export to word for proofing or recording, you can include all the layers, but all the notes remain on the first layer.

We're dealing with projects with 100+ slides, many of which have multiple (sometimes many) layers.

Steven Benassi

Hi Karen!

Thanks for checking in on this!

I don't have any updates to share at this time as our development team has been prioritizing other features. Not to worry! I've included you in the feature report and will update this discussion as soon as we have news to share.

If you'd like to stay up to date, please bookmark our Feature Roadmap.

Have a great rest of your week!