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


    Jun 25, 2009
    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

    Oct 26, 2007
  3. kernkraft thread starter macrumors 68020


    Jun 25, 2009
    Thank you!

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

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