Working with voice talent? If so, you may find that sending along a storyboard document as a recording script is a nice little timesaver. However, in my experience, that approach doesn't always scale well for more complex, branched projects because things get tricky when it comes time to match up audio clips to individual feedback layers in Storyline.

That's where this audio script format comes in handy. It's a Word doc with a simple 3 column table format. The first column is a space to record a reference number that coincides with the storyboard and/or .story file. The second column is for capturing the script that needs recording. And the third column is a space for calling out any pronunciation pointers to the voice talent and/or notes for yourself or a developer.

While a little time-consuming to set-up, using this format is a great way to ease SME approval of a script before it's recorded—and it saves you development time once you get that audio back from the voice talent since every clip is clearly mapped to its place in your course. 


Noel Jenkins
Victor Madison

Trina, that is a good looking template for scripts. I setup a similar document in Word when I first started developing CBT. However, I found that publishing my story files in word for my narration scripts are much quicker. Here is what I do: 1. I type in the narration script for each page in the notes section of each page. Sometimes, it is a mater of copying the screen text. 2. Then I publish the story file in WORD format. This produces a copy of each screen with a unique identification number (screen number from the story file). 3. Then I do a "search and Replace" to replace NOTES with NARRATION. 4. Finally, I add a page break for each screen to make a separate page for each script. This can be done automatically in word. The result is a separate page for each script with... Expand