Automator and text-to-speech help required

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by kernkraft, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. kernkraft macrumors 68020

    kernkraft

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    Hi and thank you for looking at the thread!

    I am trying to convert a text file to an audio file by using 'text to speech'. Originally, the text was created in Pages but just in case I also saved it as an rtf file.

    I want to save it as an mp3. Also, once I've got the workflow, I would like to use this again with other text files. I know I can save the workflow and I can do the task by Automator, but I must be doing something wrong. Should I use the 'record' function? What am I doing wrong?

    I called AppleCare but of course, after 15 minutes they recommended their online discussions. They don't know anything about these basics. The guy asked me, what I tried. I told him that I tried Terminal, but I was confident that Automator and creating a workflow would be the solution for me. He didn't even know where Automator was. I suppose, this was the last time that I purchased an AppleCare. :(

    EDIT: I called AppleCare again, this guy didn't know either...

    Thank you very much!
     
  2. BobZune macrumors 6502a

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  3. kernkraft thread starter macrumors 68020

    kernkraft

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    Thank you!

    I'll be doing some heavy text-to-speech this weekend.
     

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