| In the last tutorial, we learned how to use the default text-to-speech feature on your mac to listen to and record text for your educational app. In this followup tutorial, we will learn how to setup a keyboard shortcut to start and stop the text-to-speech feature instead of using the menu inside your word processor. We will also learn how to download another voice that is not already installed on your Mac.|
Text-To-Speech Keyboard Shortcut
If you prefer to use a keyboard shortcut to start the text-to-speech, here are the steps for setting this feature. This will work in both MacR TextEditR and PagesR.
You have probably noticed that the voices installed on your Mac do not sound very realistic. You do have a few move voices available, for free, to you for your Mac that sound a little better.
Note: Each voice is a large file. So keep this in mind when deciding how many voices to download onto your system.
Note: If you are using Kwik to create an educational game or book app, you will need your audio file in the mp3, caf or aif audio format. You can use many audio editor software including AudacityR, AuditionR or GarbageBandR to convert the .m4a file created by the text-to-speech feature into another format if necessary.
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