Using Notes, Text to Speech, and Close Captioning

I would love people's feedback on using Notes vs. Close Captioning and best practices. We also use text to speech so from a development aspect, I find it very difficult if the speaker notes are only in the text to speech narrative. Does anyone have the speaker notes only in the text to speech narration and not in the notes? How is that working for you from a development perspective?

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Matthew Bibby

Kristin, see here.

Whether you are using text to speech or natural audio, it doesn't really change things. 

Closed captions are the way to go. No question about it in my opinion.

You can make closed captions show by default if you don't want people to have to click the button to show them. 

Also, don't make development decisions based on what's easy. Do the best work that you can and make informed decisions about the use of different Storyline features. 

Life isn't meant to be easy. If it was, I'd just stay in bed all day watching Netflix!

One of my favourite quotes:

At dawn, when you have trouble getting out of bed, tell yourself: “I have to go to work — as a human being. What do I have to complain of, if I’m going to do what I was born for — the things I was brought into the world to do? Or is this what I was created for? To huddle under the blankets and stay warm?”

— But it’s nicer in here…

So you were born to feel “nice”? Instead of doing things and experiencing them? Don’t you see the plants, the birds, the ants and spiders and bees going about their individual tasks, putting the world in order, as best they can? And you’re not willing to do your job as a human being? Why aren’t you running to do what your nature demands?