Editing the Text
ScriptVOX Studio provides tools for assigning an actor to a specific selection of text in a story. This allows you to easily format the spoken dialogue within a script where each actor can be assigned any number of lines. The playback of the story will automatically change the voices as the text is spoken, providing you with an excellent overview of the dialogue flow.

ScriptVOX has a fully-functional text editor that allows you to modify the story with regards to text content, font, style, and formatting. It supports clipboard functionality such as cut, copy and paste. The editor also supports multi-step undo and redo.

In addition, ScriptVOX Studio has a robust pronunciation tool, allowing you do modify how any word or phrase is spoken. You can sculpt the sound of the spoken text with basic word substitution and detailed phoneme modification.

Actor Assignment
Assigning Actors to Text
You can conveniently assign actors to text by selecting the text in the Text View by left-clicking with your mouse. The highlighted text can now be assigned to a specific actor by right-clicking the selection and choosing the "Assign Actor" menu item.
Choosing an actor, in this case the "Emperor", should turn the selected text to the actor's color indicating that that text is now associated with the "Emperor" actor.

Within the "Assign Actor" menu, you have a choice of creating an actor (choose "NEW ACTOR.." menu) which then will automatically create and assign a new actor to the selected text. Or you can choose an existing actor and make that assignment to the selected text.

After you have assigned an actor to a piece of text, ScriptVOX will automatically change the voice of the spoken text to the actor which you have specified.

Muting or Unmuting Text
You can tell ScriptVOX to not speak a selection of text during playback or rendering. Simply select the text in the Text View and right-click the highlighted text. Choose "Mute Selection" from the context menu.
This will change the background color of the text to red. From now on, ScriptVOX will skip that text during playback or rendering of the script. You can unmute the text by right-clicking on the text and choosing the "Unmute" menu item from the context menu.

Adding Pauses
You can add pauses to the text to control pacing of the speech. This gives you control over the timing down to 1 millisecond. To add a pause, choose a place in the Text View by left-clicking your mouse once and click on the "Script>Add Pause.." menu item.

This will add a "Break" text element with a specific delay time. You can manually change time as needed to control the delay by using the basic editing functionality of the Text View. The time value can vary between 0.1 to 60 seconds (100 to 60,000 milliseconds).

Changing Pronunciation
At times, the Text-To-Speech engine may need suggestions for better pronunciation of words. If you would like to change pronunciation, first select a word and then choose the "Script-Change Pronunciation.." menu item.

This will give you the option of controlling the audio output of the word with regards to phonetics or word substitution. You can also set general rules for changing pronunciation. See the separate section on Pronunciation Tools.

In-Line Text Editing
To edit the text, simply click on the "Toggle Text Edit" menu item or click on the "Toggle Text Edit" toolbar button. This will put the Text View into edit mode, allowing you to freely change the text within the Text View.

Text Editor Toolbar
After you have toggled the text edit mode on. The user interface will contain an additional text editor toolbar. See details below.
Font Selector
Chose the font you would like to use in your story.  Changes in this control affect all of the text.
Font Size Selector
Choose the font size for your story.  Changes in this control affect all of the text.
Font Style Buttons
Change the font style of selected text to Bold, Italics or Underline style attributes.  Or you can click on the "Clear Formatting" button to remove any style attributes from the selected text.
Text Alignment Buttons
Choose the text alignment of the selected text. Selected text can be Left-Justified, Centered or Right-Justified.
Margin Size Controls
Adjust the size of the left and right margins of the selected text.

Rich Text Control
The Text View can act like a full text editor. You choose where to type by clicking on the control with the mouse. You can select text by holding down the left mouse button as you drag over text. Typing on the keyboard lets you add or remove characters. You can also use standard select, cut, copy, and paste commands to edit text.
Font Family and Size
The Set Font drop down list allows you to select the font family such as "Times New Roman" or "Courier New". Click on the control and select a font name from the list. Once you have selected the font name in the list with your mouse, the font in the Text View will change immediately.

The Set Font Size drop down list provides the ability to change the font size of the Text View. Click on the control and select a font size and it will immediately change the size of the font within the Text View. You can also choose to type in a custom size in the control.
Font Style
To change the font style, select a portion of text in the Text View with the mouse. Click on the "B", "I" and "U" buttons to add Bold, Italics and Underline to the selected text. You can click on the Clear Formatting button to remove any style formatting from selected text.
Text Alignment
To change alignment of selected text, click on the Left-Justified, Center, and Right-Justified buttons. This will change the alignment of the selection only, not the entire text.
Text Margins
To change the left margin of selected text, click on the Increase Indent or Decrease Indent buttons. You can also change the left margin by typing in a specific value (in inches) into the left margin text box. You can change the right margin by typing in the specific value (in inches) into the right margin text box.
Cut, Copy and Paste
You have full control over cut, copy and paste. Cut allows you to remove large segments of text out of the Text View and stores that text on the system clipboard. Copy leaves text alone and copies the selected text into the clipboard. Paste lets you insert text from the clipboard into the Text View.

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