I want my computer to read to me.

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  1. CheskiChips

    CheskiChips Banned

    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.

    S.A.M. uniquely dreadful

    I use Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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

    CheskiChips Banned

    Thread resolved

    Thanks.
     
  4. MacGyver1968

    MacGyver1968 Fixin' Shit that Ain't Broke

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

    CheskiChips Banned

    Actually; where can you adjust the voice? I want to get a male voice.
     
  6. MacGyver1968

    MacGyver1968 Fixin' Shit that Ain't Broke

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

    S.A.M. uniquely dreadful

    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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    By samcdkey
     
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  8. amark317

    amark317 game developer-in-training

    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

    MacGyver1968 Fixin' Shit that Ain't Broke

    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.

    S.A.M. uniquely dreadful

    [enc]S.A.M.[/enc]
     
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  11. Syzygys

    Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you

    I want my computer to make me breakfast. How can I make it?
     
  12. cosmictraveler

    cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always.

    I always figured as much! :D
     
  13. S.A.M.

    S.A.M. uniquely dreadful

    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

    Steve100 O͓͍̯̬̯̙͈̟̥̳̩͒̆̿ͬ̑̀̓̿͋ͬ ̙̳ͅ ̫̪̳͔O

    You can also press "windows+u" and get a magnifier and onscreen keyboard too.
     
  15. firdroirich

    firdroirich A friend of The Friends

  16. kevinalm

    kevinalm Registered Senior Member

    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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