pause in speak text

what2use

New member
I would like to have a macro say my name, then pause briefly, then proceed.
Is there a character that I can insert into the spoken text, like a comma or dash, that will cause it to briefly pause?
 

Jacob L

Moderator
I would like to have a macro say my name, then pause briefly, then proceed.
Is there a character that I can insert into the spoken text, like a comma or dash, that will cause it to briefly pause?
A .

or get it to say the name first and then add a wait before next action 1 second and then everything else
 

OscariBot

Member
I would like to have a macro say my name, then pause briefly, then proceed.
Is there a character that I can insert into the spoken text, like a comma or dash, that will cause it to briefly pause?
I also noticed adding this character "•" can pause the sentence. So add as many of the character as possible to increase the pause time.
 

Dm114

Well-known member
I would like to have a macro say my name, then pause briefly, then proceed.
Is there a character that I can insert into the spoken text, like a comma or dash, that will cause it to briefly pause?
I also noticed adding this character "•" can pause the sentence. So add as many of the character as possible to increase the pause time.
To me, "•" doesn't pause at all but there is a short pause after a "." (dot) followed by a space and a capital letter:
"Hello. Everybody!" → pause
"Hello. everybody!" → NO pause
 

OscariBot

Member
To me, "•" doesn't pause at all but there is a short pause after a "." (dot) followed by a space and a capital letter:
"Hello. Everybody!" → pause
"Hello. everybody!" → NO pause
Yea you are right but its just a fraction of second pause. The character "•" increase my pause time, the more character u add d longer d pause time. If u didn't notice the pause I think its about your TTS Engine.
 

Dm114

Well-known member
Yea you are right but its just a fraction of second pause. The character "•" increase my pause time, the more character u add d longer d pause time. If u didn't notice the pause I think its about your TTS Engine.
...or yours?! 😉
I use Google's one.
 
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