Licensing error Fix in Adobe Captivate 4 Text-to-Speech


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One of the great new features in Adobe Captivate 4 is the ability to convert simple text into speech, using Text-to-Speech. This feature works great out-of-the-box and it even enables one to customize the pronunciation of existing words and add new words to the dictionary.  However if you have tried doing this, you probably have noticed that you get various errors when you preview the new pronunciation, which makes it sound like you don’t have a fully licensed version of Adobe Captivate 4.

I have now heard from several customers, who have asked what is needed to correct this issue and thus I contacted our engineering team, who has provided me with a fix, and which I am sharing with you here.

I have uploaded a file to, which fixes this issue, and here are the steps for you to download it and properly copy it to the correct place:

  1. Use the following link to download “UserDicEng.adb” from
  2. Once downloaded, navigate to the following folder for replacing the Dictionary Editor for Kate: “C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Captivate 4\VT\Kate\M16\bin”
  3. To make a backup copy of the existing UserDicEng.exe file, rename it to UserDicEng_backup.exe
  4. Now copy the file you downloaded in step 1 to the folder in step 2
  5. Rename UserDicEng.adb to UserDicEng.exe (be sure to remove .adb)
  6. Finally, repeat the same steps to replace the Dictionary Editor for Paul, by navigating to this directory: “C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Captivate 4\VT\Paul\M16\bin”

Once you have followed these steps, you will be able to add and customize existing words without received the licensing errors.  Thank you for using Adobe Captivate 4 and please RT so that you can share this fix with your own Twitter followers.