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Using Speech Synthesis with Microsoft Office

Course Summary

During the course we will build a COM add-in using Visual Studio Tools for Office, which will be hosted in Microsoft Word. The add-in will enable your documents to speak to you. You will also be able to save the speech to a wave file to use as narration i

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    Course Syllabus

    ● Introduction to Speech Synthesis
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Why Use Microsoft Word as a Speech Synthesis Host
        ◦ Why Use an Animated Voice
        ◦ Quick Details about VSTO
        ◦ The Layout of the Authoring Environment
        ◦ The Modes of Speaking
        ◦ Real-time Demo Using the VoiceOver plug-in
        ◦ Summary
    ● Creating the VoiceOver Plug-in
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦   1:03
        ◦ Installing Text to Speech Voices
        ◦ Steps to Creating a Word Add-in
        ◦ Implementation for Adding Custom Styles
        ◦ Implementation for Adding a Keyboard Handler
        ◦ Creating the VoiceOver Document Component Classes
        ◦ Creating the VoiceOverSapi Class
        ◦ Summary
    ● The Track Tools User Control
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Building the VoiceOver Track Tools Panel-Part 1
        ◦ Building the VoiceOver Track Tools Panel-Part 2
        ◦ Summary
    ● Adding More to the VoiceOver Plugin
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Adding More to the Plugin - Part 1
        ◦ Adding More to the Plugin - Part 2
        ◦ Summary
    ● Opening, Closing and Saving VoiceOver Documents
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Document Functions
        ◦ Speech to Wave
        ◦ Summary
    ● Speech Synthesis Markup Language
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Speech Synthesis and a Markup Language
        ◦ Summary
    ● The Microsoft Word Object Model
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ The Word Object Model Explained
        ◦ The VoiceOver Plug-in Model
        ◦ Summary


Course Fee:
USD 29

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1 - 4 hours / week

This course is listed under Development & Implementations , Operating Systems and Digital Media & Games Community

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