I want my computer to read to me.

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  1. CheskiChips Banned Banned

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    I want my computer to read text files / pdf files to me. Sometimes I have long things that I need to read...and I just don't want to print them out. The computer screen hurts to look at for too long...

    Does anyone know any software that reads texts files to you?
     
  2. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    I use Adobe Acrobat Reader.

    If you go to View >Read Out Loud, it will read the document to you.
     
  3. CheskiChips Banned Banned

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    Thanks.
     
  4. MacGyver1968 Fixin' Shit that Ain't Broke Valued Senior Member

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    Damn...Sam...you get a gold star from the computer dept.
     
  5. CheskiChips Banned Banned

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    Actually; where can you adjust the voice? I want to get a male voice.
     
  6. MacGyver1968 Fixin' Shit that Ain't Broke Valued Senior Member

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    Ask Sam..ive never used it. She gets 2 stars if she can answer. :)
     
  7. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Hmm you probably have "Agnes" who is the default voice.

    In Mac OS X, you can click on Adobe Reader > Preferences > Reading to get this screen:


    Then remove the check mark from "use default voice" to select your options.


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  8. amark317 game developer-in-training Registered Senior Member

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    ha ha it's a screenshot.
    ha ha you have a mac
    ha ha I imagined S.A.M as a guy
    what does S.A.M stand for, then?
     
  9. MacGyver1968 Fixin' Shit that Ain't Broke Valued Senior Member

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    thats 2 stars...nice work there sam.

    Hey...I'm having a problem with my computer..you think you could help me?
     
  10. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    [enc]S.A.M.[/enc]
     
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  11. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    I want my computer to make me breakfast. How can I make it?
     
  12. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    I always figured as much! :D
     
  13. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Sure, I can try. :p

    Nah I'm one of those odd people who read the operating manuals. :D

    Also, if I think of something, I assume so did others, its not hard to do a search in Google/Finder and locate practically anything . :p
     
  14. Steve100 O͓͍̯̬̯̙͈̟̥̳̩͒̆̿ͬ̑̀̓̿͋ͬ ̙̳ͅ ̫̪̳͔O Valued Senior Member

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    You can also press "windows+u" and get a magnifier and onscreen keyboard too.
     
  15. firdroirich A friend of The Friends Registered Senior Member

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    If someone wants a text to speech program for linux, there is 'festival'. Works well, although the voices I have used sound quite robotic.
     
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