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The computer can read to me?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by TED, Jan 29, 2005.

  1. TED

    TED Millennium Member

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    I was just exploring around on my windows XP control panel (I just formatted the drive and started from scratch, I do that sometimes). There was this speech properties section where "Micorsoft Sam" would read to me whatever I typed into this box. That was amusing for a minute or two, the real question is how can I use this? Can the computer read out loud what I have typed in microsoft word for example or might it be able to read my e-mail to me?

    What can I do with this as it sits on my computer now, as I am not interested enought to spend any moeny on it?

    TED
     
  2. modgun

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    At my old office, I used a 3rd party voice thing all the time. Dont remember the name but is was simple and free (this was like 3 years ago). It was great for just what you mention, reding aloud all my emails, proposals, docs, basically anything that came in I let it read to me while I nicely worked away at my desk.
     

  3. Washington D.C.

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    marymksm.exe from the last Russian site has verious voices of Mary.
     
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    Your XP needs to be setup for Microsoft Agent for Sam to work.You need SAPI 4.
     
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    The .NET development environment allows you to reference this 'engine' and incorporate it into new programs you develop. Kinda nifty, but I personally haven't seen any use for it.
     
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    All of the links I provided include the needed software and instructions.