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Text Speaker 3.32

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Text Speaker?

Text Speaker turns text into spoken audio and convert documents into MP3 files.  You can select from dozens of human sounding voices to create the perfect listening experience.


Which file formats does Text Speaker support?

Text Speaker can import and speak or convert files in these formats:

  • Microsoft Word (DOC or DOCX)
  • Rich Text Format (RTF)
  • Portable Document Format (PDF)
  • HTML (HTM)
  • Text (TXT)

Text Speaker can create audio files in these formats:

  • WAV
  • MP3

Where can I obtain more voices for Text Speaker?

You can purchase and use voices from our Professional Voices page.


How can I get Text Speaker with voices on CD?

When you purchase Text Speaker, you can choose to have the program and the included voices delivered on DVD.  The DVD will contain Text Speaker, Mike, Crystal, and any other voices you purchase at the same time.  The cost of the DVD is $15, including shipping.


Can Text Speaker read and convert Microsoft Word documents?

Yes.  Text Speaker can open, read, convert, edit and save Microsoft Word documents (both DOC and DOCX), even if you do not have Word installed on your PC.  You can also open RTF, HTML, and TXT documents in Text Speaker.


Do I have to listen to a document from the beginning?

You can start reading from any point in the document.  Move the cursor to the point at which you want to start reading, then click Speak >> Speak from Current Cursor Position or press Ctrl+F6.  You can also right-click the mouse and select Speak from Current Cursor Position from the menu.


Does Text Speaker support languages other than English?

When the correct voices are installed, Text Speaker can read documents written in several languages using native accents and pronunciation.  Currently we support the following languages:

  • English (US Accent)
  • English (UK Accent)
  • English (Indian Accent)
  • Dutch
  • French (France)
  • French (Canada)
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

I am having trouble installing voices.  What should I do?

Be sure that you have installed Text Speaker before installing the voices.  The installation will fail if Text Speaker is not installed.

After installation, click Tools >> Voice.  If you click on Current Voice, does the new voice appear in the list?  If not, exit from Text Speaker by clicking File >> Exit.  (NOTE: Clicking the Close button is not sufficient, you must click File >> Exit.) Restart the program and see whether the voices are now available.

If you continue to have trouble with the installation, please Contact Us.


How can I convert my documents into MP3 files to use with my portable audio player?

First open all the documents you would like to convert by using File >> Open. In the File List at the bottom of the Text Speaker window, click the checkbox beside File Name to select all documents.  Now, click Speak >> Convert Selected Files to Audio. Choose an audio format and settings, then click to OK begin conversion.  When conversion is complete, copy the MP3 files to your portable device.


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