I have yet to find a way to exclude (a selection of text) from being read by the “Text-to-Speech” feature.
This would be great for read back. In my case "when reviewing a self created fictional timeline using the TTS feature, not having it read the dates of each and every entry would be great!
I feel the annotating selections of text should accomplish this.
if anyone knows of a way to accomplish this already–I’m all ears…
I do not know of a way to contextually mark text to be always excluded from text to speech – but you can select text and then have Scrivener start speaking, and it should only speak the selected text. Depending on how you format your timeline, you can select a portion of it.
For example, I just played with a sample where I created a two-column table; the left column was the Date column, the right was the Event column. By selecting only the right column, text-to-speech only read out the events and skipped the dates: