Text-to-speech options screen questions

There’s several things I can’t figure out (using current 3.0 beta).

Engine - “Default” – I get this isn’t part of Scrivener per say, but I can’t seem to find anything on the web about installing other text-to-speech engines. Anyone have experience with this? Are there better ones than what Windows provides?

Language: Mine defaults to English (United States), and no other options are listed in the dropdown. I have installed (via Windows) English - UK as a secondary language, because I am trying to pick one of the British voices, but it doesn’t show up in this dropdown.

Voice name: It has defaulted to Microsoft David Desktop, which is an American sounding voice. I have Windows itself set to use Microsoft James, which has a British accent. I MUCH prefer this voice, but it’s not listed in Scrievner’s dropdown. How do I get it to show up? Or how can I get it to use the Windows default?

Thanks for any tips.

Hi Jason,

If you’re on the Windows beta, then this should be posted in the beta forum. You may want to PM a mod to move it.


Thanks Jim. You might be right, though it’s possible the 1.9 release on Windows has a similar screen, I’m not sure.

It doesn’t. :smiley:

If you’re using the Beta, always post in the beta forum. Even existing 1.9 functionality will possibly be changed in v3, so this is a KISS thing.