TextAloud v2.285

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  1. wpksortzfe

    wpksortzfe Guest

    TextAloud v2.285


    Convert any text into voice and MP3 for PC or download to MP3 player
    TextAloud is the leading text to speech program, available with exciting premium voices
    (including several languages) from ATT, Cepstral and NeoSpeech for the best in computer speech for your PC.

    TextAloud uses voice synthesis to convert text into spoken audio. TextAloud reads text from email, web pages, reports and more, aloud on your PC.
    TextAloud can also save your daily reading to MP3 or Windows Media files ready for playback on your iPod, PocketPC, or even on your TV with Tivo's Home Media Option.

    New Look
    TextAloud 2.0 has a new look. The biggest difference is shown in Multi-Article Mode. Only a single article is shown at a time, and the a dropdown list that shows titles of all articles and allows article switching is at the top of the window. This makes the interface cleaner, and also corrects TextAloud 1.x problem that limited max number of articles to 20-40. Number of articles should be virtually unlimited.

    There are also new toolbar options to allow you to change the size of the toolbar icons and choose whether you want the toolbar to have captions or not.

    The new version of our screen reader software supports skins. Skins allow you to easily change the color scheme and look of the TextAloud window. Do View->Skins on the main menu. The download has 5 skins included, with links to download more.

    Advanced Article Font Controls
    Via Options->Article Font and Colors, you can now not only control font size, but font and window colors of both normal text and highlighted text.

    Voice/Pitch Change on main window
    You will notice that on the main window of our screen reader there is now a speed control slider visible (as well as pitch slider on voices that support it). This allows you to make adjustments to the currently selected voice even while speaking is underway.

    These adjustments are also available on the Edit menu with shortcut keys.
    Options/Preferences moved to Options Menu
    TextAloud 1.X had several options displayed on the main menu, including the familiar Clipboard, Voices/Engines, File Options, and Misc. Options TABs on the TextAloud main window. This was ugly, and caused sight-impaired users a great deal of trouble. All of these settings have been moved off to Options->TextAloud Options, and Options, Voice and File Options.

    Support for opening more file types
    TextAloud 1.x would only open .txt files from File->Open. TextAloud 2.0 can now directly open text files (.txt), Rich Text Files (.rtf), Microsoft Word Files (.doc), local HTML Files, and local PDF Files (.pdf).
    Batch File Conversion
    Available under File->Batch File Converter, this utility makes it simple to convert a large number of files containing text to audio files.
    Support for voice changes within a single article

    When you set our screen reader to use SAPI5 Only under Voice and File Options, you are now able to change voices within a single text article. The right-click menu contains a new entry, Insert Voice Change.

    Proofreading Hotkey
    To make proofreading documents and emails easier, we have created a new hotkey for proofreading. This can be set under Options->Hotkey Setup. Once created, you can be working in another program (for example an email you are composing or a document you are writing), you highlight a paragraph or two of text that you want to listen to, and then hit your proofread hotkey combination. A window will open, showing the text highlighted as it is spoken. You can adjust the voice as desired on this window. If you notice a mistake as the text is spoken, simply click anywhere on this window and speaking stops and the window closes, returning you to your document to make the correction. This offers a quicker, simpler way of proofreading without having to interact with TextAlouds main window.
    We have added bookmark functionality on the Edit menu, allowing you to set bookmarks within articles, and move to them with menu entries.

    Internet Explorer Plugin
    We have created a plugin for Internet Explorer, to allow easier use of text from web pages. After installing TextAloud 2.0, you may need to reboot before this will be available. Within internet explorer, choose View->Toolbars->TextAloud for IE. This will cause a new toolbar to be displayed on the IE toolbar. You may need to drag this toolbar or resize it to get all the items to display. The toolbar contains 5 elements
    Speaker Icon speaks text selected within IE, or all text on a page if no text is highlighted
    Stop Stops current speaking
    Copy Copies text that is selected in IE as a new article into TextAloud for use within TextAloud.
    Options ; opens options related to the IE plugin
    Voice Selection Allows you to select voice for use when speaking from Internet Explorer

    Ability to change sample rate on output WAVE Files
    We get this request a lot. TextAloud 2.0 will allow you to specify the sample rate of TextAloud created wave files, IF you set TextAloud to use SAPI5 Only on the Voice Options TAB.
    Minor Changes and Features

    We have changed Read to Speak, on all of the menus and buttons to clear up some confusion.
    Added File->Save Article As to allow you to save an article out as a .txt file.
    Cut, Copy, Paste, and Select All are now available on the Edit menu as well as the right-click menu.
    Undo/Redo available on the Edit menu.
    Search and Search/Replace available on the edit menu.
    On Options->TextAloud Options->Predefined Pauses, you can now specify longer pauses to be used between sentences and paragraphs if desired.
    New option on Misc. Options to choose whether you want the screen reader to run in system tray, or to simply close when you click X.
    On the voice edit under Options->Voice and File Options, when you select a voice to edit, there is now a volume slider to adjust volume on a given voice.
    What you can do with TextAloud:
    Sit back and relax while your PC reads to you
    Save text to MP3 for portable audio players
    Proofread your own writing
    Listen to that report while you're on the treadmill
    Find help for someone with a reading disability
    Create messages for your answering machine
    Reduce eye strain from too much reading
    Listen to information while you work on something else
    Take some reading along for your daily walk or run
    Turn your iPod into a tax write-off
    Listen to an eBook during your commute
    Study English as a Second Language
    Help a senior citizen or someone with low vision
    Add some spice to your PowerPoint presentations
    Find a great new tool to study for exams
    Listen to text read in other languages
    Amuse your kids by letting your PC read stories to them
    Create audio files for computer games
    Prepare for a big speech by hearing your words read aloud

    Features at a glance:
    Single-Article and Multi-Article Mode for listening to articles one at a time, or building a playlist to listen to later.
    Load articles using the Clipboard, Document Import, Hot Keys and Drag and Drop.
    Support for Word, PDF and HTML documents.
    Support for multiple Text-To-Speech engines, including international voices.
    Support for WAV, MP3 and WMA audio files.
    Proofread tool for listening to documents as you proofread.
    Plugin toolbar for Internet Explorer to listen to web pages.

    TextAloud now writes info into the MP3 ID3 Tags.System Requirements
    Minimum P200
    64MB RAM
    10MB Disk Space
    Sound Card

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    If you are interested say thanks
  2. sogerihone

    sogerihone New Member

    Jul 31, 2012
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    Thank you very much!
  3. wpksortzfe

    wpksortzfe Guest

    you are welcome
  4. wpksortzfe

    wpksortzfe Guest

    you are welcome
  5. Hottdogg

    Hottdogg Guest

    thanks 4 sharing.
  6. wpksortzfe

    wpksortzfe Guest

    you are welcome
  7. dialpisse

    dialpisse Guest

    an i thank you
  8. almu_dena30

    almu_dena30 New Member

    Apr 6, 2012
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    It works with vista?
  9. wpksortzfe

    wpksortzfe Guest

    You are welcome
  10. adamsday

    adamsday Guest

    Thank you very much, i have nephew who was born blind and i want to try this with him for maybe turning a few childrens books into audio files for him.
    I will mess around with this. So thanks so much, This site is a great way to find out about new software and stuff.
  11. wpksortzfe

    wpksortzfe Guest

    you are welcome

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